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Another portrayal of the dystopian paradise that is England

I went to see the Little Cog production of Another England on its opening night at the ARC in Stockton. I have huge admiration for Vici Wreford-Sinotts writing and was expecting a play that told the truth about the horrific times we are living in, with a sense ...

Standing right arm raised, (holding cello bow which was being used at the time to represent a sword, not sceene in picture) Wearing a plain burgundy colour dress with a light purple scarf tied around my waiste. Stage is dark except for two lanterns shining blue, BSL Interpteter in action. ) a sword - not in picture)

A Defiant Journey Emerges

Last April  I performed the first scratch of my show Defiant Journey at Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Supporting me with blogging, project partners DAO ask what I learnt and how did it meet my expectations? I have decided to answer this over several posts. In order to give  quality feedback, ...

Pimp My Unicorn launch poster

Pimp My Unicorn! 

With Norwich Pride only 50 days away, it is sad to report that the annual Pride Without Prejudice art show has had to be cancelled due to a lack of bookings. Dismayed at this news I have booked the whole of St Margaret’s Church of Art on St Benedict’s Street in ...

promo photo of a young woman in a wheelchair

UK Premier of Fairy Tales: showcasing 20 disabled and non-disabled artists through original dance

National award-winning Step Change Studios – an inclusive company for disabled and non-disabled dancers – presents the UK premiere of its new show Fairy Tales, at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio on Thursday 27 June 2019 Fairy Tales showcases solo, duet and group numbers interpreting the universal themes of childhood tales ...

a young white male lies down his head on a bed of papers

This One and The Next…

I was doing box office on the penultimate day of Wandsworth Fringe 2019, having done my own show Hidden for the past 2 days. This was the 4th time I’ve done WAF in the 10 years it’s been running. It’s been good to revisit my play ‘HIDDEN’ again, especially with Niall ...

Surroundings Blog 4

The installation/performance of ‘Surroundings‘ at the South London Gallery on the 24th of April this year was well received, judging from the follow up discussion and comments in the audience questionnaires. And as ‘Surroundings’ is an R&D project, feedback is an essential process for informing and further developing my experience ...

Abstract purple image of a performance space

Realm – a gallery residency developed through a playful intent

Last Friday I got to the closing party for Realm in a public gallery in Southwark Park – an experimental collaboration between three London-based artists, chosen respectively by CGP London, Outside In and Bethlem Gallery. Hats off to the three artists Hazel Brill, Richard Downes and Mr X, ...

sand of time up a dog's nose

Scamp – the radical dog artist

Hello my name is Scamp Ratticus Rose, dog and artistic collaborator of Dolly Sen. She used to have another artist dog Lux but Lux was a sculptor and I am a radical performance artist. I am only a 6 month old pup but I can see bullshit in society ...

I Dream of Movement

Rashmi Becker, Founder of UK-based Step Change Studios has been spending time in New York looking at international approaches to integrated and community dance. She was recently welcomed to the National Dance Institute to learn about its free dance programme DREAM, which serves dancers ages 8 to 14 with disabilities. Here she ...

superimposed images of a series of flats

‘Surroundings’ Blog 3

It’s now less than 3 weeks before the ‘Surroundings’ installation/performance. And I am still compiling the projected imagery and editing the soundtrack of recorded voices. The experiences that have been shared with me are precious and I feel the pressing responsibility to make this installation work, especially when one of ...