City Arts to produce the ceremonies for the 2015 CPISRA World Games

Date published: 5 Jun 2015

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We are very excited to announce that we will be producing the opening, closing and medal ceremonies for the 2015 CPISRA World Games. City Arts is co-ordinating a programme of workshops, events and engagement activities that will give people and community groups from Nottingham the opportunity to take part in the international sporting event.

Being selected to produce the Games’ ceremonies is an exciting next step for City Arts, building on our work creating and curating large-scale public performances for local events including Nottingham Carnival and Night of Festivals.

Madeline Holmes, Creative Director of City Arts, said:

“We are delighted to be involved in the CPISRA World Games. They present a fantastic opportunity to bring exciting, high-quality and disability led art to Nottingham. Our arts programme will involve local communities, schools and people with disabilities, helping City Arts achieve its aim of ensuring that everyone has the right to enjoy and create great art.”

We will work with Nottingham based arts organisation Dance 4 to create the ceremonies. They will be directed by acclaimed actor/director Jamie Beddard, who has cerebral palsy. The games organising committee, Cerebral Palsy Sport, has secured £79,000 in funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Grants for the arts programme for the development and delivery of the ceremonies programme

The games will be held at the Harvey Hadden Sports Complex in August 2015. The opening ceremony will take place on the 9th August and the closing ceremony on the 15th August.