Queer Audio Description Short Course with Quiplash

15th March - 16th March 2021

Outburst is delighted to offer a queer audio description short course with Quiplash, on the mornings of 15 and 16 March.

Audio description tells, in words, what is happening visually in a performance, TV, film, artworks etc. It was designed by and for blind and visually impaired people but other disabled and non-disabled audiences also use it. For queer audiences, artists, performers and film-makers, queering audio description can be crucially important to the work. Quiplash have been developing and teaching a Queer Audio Description method specifically for this reason. Quiplash are queer non binary blind theatre practitioner, producer and academic, Amelia Lander-Cavallo, and queer non binary neurodiverse artist and producer, Al Lander-Cavallo.

Over two morning sessions, we will focus on blind awareness, audio description methods as well as some general disability awareness. The class will include some practical exercises. The class will be intensive but run in a relaxed way. There will be a lot of information in the session, but how/if you interact with it is up to you.

Access: The event will be captioned by otter.ai. Please let us know about any access needs (ISL, BSL) you may have by emailing participate@outburstarts.com.

To book your place, please complete the Google form on the booking link.  You will be guided from there to book your ticket. Tickets are free but we encourage a donation, if you have the means!


This short course takes place as part of Outburst’s Special School, a learning programme developed with curator Daniel Bermingham along with queer and crip (sick and disabled) artists and cultural producers. It is for the uninitiated and the curious as well as for those who bring their expertise of their own non-normative bodies.

Special School includes workshops in dance, writing, textiles and worldbuilding by queer crip artists. It is a space for those who are unsure in their bodies; for those who are looking to explore (their) disability and/or queerness through doing together; and a space to test and question desire, pleasure and ability.

We are thrilled to partner with University of Atypical for these audio description events.

ID: Image of two aerial performers in a black and white costumes that looks like space suits. They are tangled together and tumbling through mid air, held up by harnesses and surrounded by shoots of rainbow light. It looks as though we are seeing them through a prism. The background is a deep black.

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