Sensibility Festival

Sensibility Festival invites you to explore, play and experiment. The programme includes sensory experiences, guided tours, and interactive accessible activities across two venues. The centrepiece of the festival is the Sensory Labyrinth, a large scale interactive arts installation designed to be touched, eaten, smelt, moved and felt.

Sensibility Festival is a unique arts installation that has been co-curated by 60 deafblind and disabled collaborators. Together with local artists they have been exploring dynamic ways to develop accessible and multisensory arts practice. The festival challenges conventions of established art making methods and provides experimental art opportunities that nurture and inspire creative practices.

As part of the work that has been created Interpreters (Deafblind and BSL), captioning and audio description are embedded throughout the festival.

Events will take place at Touchbase Pears, Selly Oak and Midlands Arts Centre (MAC). Transport between venues will be available.

When: Friday 18 May – Sunday 20 May
Booking information here

Sensibility has been co-produced by mac, Sense Arts and co-directed by Graeae Theatre Company and Steph Singer (BitterSuite/Open Senses Festival) in collaboration with artists Justin Wiggan, Lynn Cox, Saranjit Birdi and InterACTION.

Festival Programme

Unlock The Sensory Labyrinth 

Guided Tours | Friday 18 & Sunday 20 May |  Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and Touchbase Pears, Selly Oak 

Drop in | Saturday 19 May

Experiential guided tours of the Sensory Labyrinth across the two venues allow you to discover all that is on offer. Tours last 2.5 hours and if needed includes transport between the two venues. Tours are available on Friday and Sunday and must be pre-booked. £4 per person.

Please note that the 10am and 10.30am tours on Sunday will be smaller groups to enable anyone who finds crowds overwhelming to access the event.

Drop in and explore the Sensory Labyrinth independently on Saturday. Transport between the two venues will be available. Free admission, no booking required.

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