Events

Queer Audio Description Workshops with Quiplash

Part of Learning

30 — 31 May 2022
1.30—5pm

Online, Zoom

Free application via email to scotland@lux.org.uk. Deadline: Monday 16 May.

A video still shows part of a hand holding a colour photograph in the centre of the frame. The photograph shows a room, framed by its wooden doorway, with a long table with chairs organised at it. Behind the photograph is an old grey stone building with a row of pigeons sat beneath the windows.
Onyeka Igwe, 'a so-called archive', 2020. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

We are excited to present an online queer audio description workshop with Quiplash – up to ten free places are available for artists and creative practitioners working with moving image based in Scotland, apply by Monday 16 May.

Quiplash was established to take space for queer crips (quips), further queer crip performance and encourage queer accessibility.

Audio description provides access for blind and visually impaired audiences. This workshop for LUX Scotland is aimed at providing an understanding of queer audio description for performance and artists’ moving image. The workshop will be useful for artists and creative practitioners who would like to learn more about audio description and how they might apply it to their work and practice.

Workshop Schedule & Contents

The workshop will be split into two sessions, led by Amelia Lander-Cavallo with support from Al Lander-Cavallo, and members of the LUX Scotland team will also be in attendance.

Session 1: Monday 30 May, 1:30 – 5pm

The first session will cover disability awareness, providing a grounding from which to approach creative and queer audio description.

Session 2: Tuesday 31 May, 1:30 – 5pm

The second session will cover audio description for performance and artists’ moving image, providing an overview of Quiplash’s approach to audio description and its application.

We recommend that participants attend both sessions, if possible, to gain the most from the training with Quiplash.

How to apply

We are offering 10 free places to artists and creative practitioners working with moving image based in Scotland.

To apply for a place, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required a brief description (approximately 200 words) of how this training would benefit you and your practice. We also welcome voice notes and video recordings (up to 2 minutes).

As spaces are limited, participants will be selected on the basis of their enthusiasm for incorporating audio description into their practice. We will also seek to select a range of individuals from across Scotland.

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 May, 5pm

We will be in touch with all applicants by Thursday 19 May

Access & Support


The event will be held on Zoom, with the option of live captions.

There will be a break on the hour, every hour.

An access fund is available to participants to cover internet /​data and for childcare, carers, and support workers.

We will be in touch to inquire about your individual access requirements to partake in the training and will work with you to support you in whatever ways we can.

If you have any questions or require support, please contact Annie Crabtree (Project Manager) on email hidden; JavaScript is required or text /​call 07394 042 450.

About Quiplash

Quiplash is queer crip (power) couple Amelia and Al Lander-Cavallo. Amelia, is a queer blind theatre practitioner and academic. Al, is a queer non binary artist and organiser. Quiplash consult, run workshops, training, and make performances. Quiplash provide creative access, focusing on creative audio description. They take space for queer crips (quips), further queer crip performance, and queer accessibility.


Access & Support There will be a break on the hour, every hour.

Access Fund An access fund is available to participants to cover internet / data and for childcare, carers, and support workers.

Closed Captions Live captions by 121 Captions

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