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A Very Queer Nazi Faust 2018 Bravo!

Wretched Norfolk poet, John Faust, has had his benefits stopped, the bailiffs are due to evict him, his dog's in the vets dying, he needs a new clutch for the car, and he can't finish his poetic masterpiece while the voices inside his head torment him. In despair he throws ...

Danny Smith - Fishgod

Shadowlight Artists: Rising

The Shadowlight Artists, who all have learning disabilities, are over 50% through their new Arts Council of England funded project "Shadowlight Artists: Rising". The group are either part way through, or have completed their individual projects. They have also created a new group website shadowlightartists.org.uk The exhibition phase is confirmed ...

Image shows 14 cast members with signs which read: 'DEAD PEOPLE DON'T CLAIM', 'Don't Eat Us', 'Death', 'I scream in the street but I have no mouth', 'Oh Shit Poetry', 'QUEER DISABLED SOLIDARITY', 'Life', and "If the system cripples you, you must cripple the system!" Oscar Wilde

‘A Very Queer Nazi Faust’ to launch the Norfolk Disability Pride & Independent Living Event 2018

A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory performance created by artist Vince Laws. It was cast via social media and performed at Norwich LGBT+ Pride in 2017 to great acclaim. With support from Unlimited, there will be participatory workshops during summer 2018, working towards performances from September 2018. Poet ...

Section 136

Section 136 – partners and places needed

I am hoping to realise the following project next year and need organisational partners and places to perform, so anyone interested, please email me at dollysen70@hotmail.com Section 136 is a combined arts project, full of live art, street-based interventions, humour, poetry, cuddly lambs and hugs, and getting into bed with madness. ...

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213 Things About Me – echoes of a remembrance of a life

I went to see Richard Butchins play 213 Things About Me at the Battersea Arts Centre a month ago, now. An intensely personal piece of work for both the writer/ director and for the actress - the incredibly talented Rosa Hoskins - I knew this was going to be one ...

Dolly Sen holding a pill

Bingo! Full Madhouse!

I decided to emulate mental health services in a game of Bingo, showing what kind of game psychiatry is and what kind of motivational messages the patients receive in order to get better. As you can see, I am cured by the end of the video, so I can no ...

The Cartography of Rest

When you have a long term condition like chronic pain, you see and move through the city quite differently: I am always on the look out for places to lie down; I pace my activities meticulously so I don’t find myself out of the house for too long; and I ...

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A SHORT STORY ABOUT A SMALL WORLD – ENCOUNTER WITH TOURETTES HERO

I was telling this story to someone recently and I realized I hadn’t committed it to paper yet, but about 6 years ago I went to Scotland to visit family with my mum and her best friend. We used Glasgow airport to fly back to London. Once we got on ...

Access All Areas immersive experience, MADHOUSE re:exit

Wrapped up in a nutshell by Jason Eade I didn’t realise at first, but the show really started in the lobby of Shoreditch Town Hall. With flyers and banners promoting what looked to be a legit business in the Town Hall’s café. The person at reception gave me a golden wrist ...

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Strictly Wales: Dancing, Despacito and a Salsa Dog

Strictly Wales is a unique partnership between Step Change Studios and Leonard Cheshire Disability, and the first national inclusive ballroom programme supporting disabled people to be active through dance. Over 100 people have taken part in 5 regional dance workshops over 5 months, and 10 people performed in a grand finals ...