Kris Haplin will be delivering the following workshops:

  • The Social Model & Beyond: Exploring Inclusive Music Practice (11am – 12pm)
  • The Social Model & Beyond: Exploring Inclusive Music Practice (1pm – 2pm)

Workshop information


Kris Halpin is a Disabled artist and music-maker, known internationally for using the groundbreaking MiMu Gloves. Kris uses the gloves to overcome physical barriers to music making. The long-running live show, The Gloves Are On, has been seen by thousands of people throughout the UK, Europe, The US and Japan. The show was a finalist in The National Lottery Awards 2017 for Best Arts Project. Kris has been touring a new live show Two Metres Close since 2020, beginning with a pay-per-view performance from SAGE Gateshead. Kris has recently been seen supporting Radiohead’s Philip Selway on his UK solo tour.

Kris is one of the world’s leading MiMu Gloves players, having been working with the instrument since 2014. His original pair of gloves are currently on display at the Science Museum in London.

Outside of his own artistic work s composer and MiMu Glove player, Kris is also the Artistic Director of SENSE, one of the UK’s leading Disability charities. Kris is also the Creative Director of ABLE Orchestra, an inclusive Orchestra in Nottingham.

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