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Bounce Arts Festival runs from December 4-6

Bounce Arts Festival, which features a mix of dance, comedy, music, art exhibitions, poetry readings and physical theatre, will take place in Belfast and online from December 4 to December 6. Featured in the line up is new short film, Pyjama Boy, which tells the story of adolescent, Nigel who, born with complex disabilities, finds himself socially isolated and stranded in monotonous routines at home and at school
Marie Louise McConville

ONE of Northern Ireland’s most diverse arts festivals will get underway at the weekend.

Bounce Arts Festival, which features a mix of dance, comedy, music, art exhibitions, poetry readings and physical theatre, will take place in Belfast and online from December 4-6.

Run by the University of Atypical, it showcases work by deaf and disabled artists, musicians, actors, comedians, dancers and performance poets.

This year's line-up includes Pyjama Boy, a short film which tells the story of Nigel. Born with complex disabilities, as an adolescent, he finds himself socially isolated and stranded in monotonous routines at home and school.

Also included is Frock Up Friday, a fun and fabulous show of love, Jude Kuzma AKA Bulletix, who brings a fresh new audio experience of high-energy sounds, electronic songs and instrumental pieces and The Redline, a public exhibition around Belfast, of drawings by Joni Marie Augustine.

Damien Coyle, Chief Executive of University of Atypical, said the festival plays "a vital role in showcasing new work created by deaf and disabled artists".

"Bounce has always been a place where deaf and disabled artists and the deaf and disabled community could meet, celebrate and have fun," he said.

Further information is available at www.bounce2020.org

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