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A team of DAO writers went to Manchester to report on decibel 11 which took place from 12-16 September 2011

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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DAO director, Trish Wheatley, unpicks the various threads emerging from the Creative Case symposium

Kath Duncan speaking at the Creative Case symposium

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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Madani Younis

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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Following his well-received performance of Ball and Other Funny Stories about Cancer, Brian Lobel took a break from seeing for himself the range of other performances previewing at decibel Showcase 2011 to talk to DAO’s director, Trish Wheatley, about what brought him to decibel and his take on disability arts.

Brian Lobel performing his Balls and Other Funny Stories about Cancer

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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DAO director, Trish Wheatley takes part in Showcase 2011's new-style feedback forum

Aya Nakamura of Urashima Taro and Brian Lobel have 'coffee and a chat' at decibel Showcase 2011

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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Monique Martin from New York’s City Parks Foundation was invited to the Creative Case for Diversity Symposium held at the start of decibel’s week-long Showcase 2011. She is responsible for producing and presenting over 1,200 programmes in over 700 parks every summer from June to August. Productions take place in Central Park and in all parks throughout New York’s five boroughs. Having attended the symposium, she then has spent a hectic week taking in what decibel has on offer.

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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John O'Donoghue reflects on the Creative Case in the context of conflict at this very special decibel forum event

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Rawand Arqawi from the Freedom Theatre in Palestine

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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Amardeep Sohi gets inspiration for writing and persevering

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Nikesh Shukla has to defend his work when it is claimed it is not authentically Asian. No bossy mothers or arranged marriages in his novel Coconut Unlimited

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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John O'Donoghue hears about the place, past and present, of women in the theatre

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Layers of experience for women in theatre. Lydia Towsey performing in The Venus Papers which was shown at decibel 2011. Image: Geoff Gilson

A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.

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A team of DAO writers went to the 5th decibel Performing Arts Showcase in Manchester from the 12th - 16th September 2011. Here you can read interviews with many of the artists and delegates reflecting on decibel and the Creative Case for Diversity, which was launched at a conference at the beginning of the week.