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Artist from North West awarded commission for final round of Cultural Olympiad programme Unlimited

4 August 2011 in Art & Culture

Laurence Clark has been awarded funding in the final round of Unlimited Commissions. Unlimited is the ground-breaking Cultural Olympiad programme that celebrates arts and culture by disabled and deaf artists on an unprecedented scale. It is supported by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Arts Council England, the UK Arts Councils and the British Council.

The commission by Laurence Clark, entitled Inspired, is a comedy show designed to encourage audiences to re-examine the stereotypical way in which they view the Paralympics. It will question why some things are considered inspiring and others aren’t, and why everyday activities are considered inspirational when disabled people do them.

Commenting on the award, Laurence said: ‘I’m over the moon about getting this Unlimited commission. I’m really excited about developing a new comedy show for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and hope this will enable me to reach a much wider audience.’

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