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An actor’s life on tour – Robin MacDonald

Robin MacDonald is an autistic actor who always puts 100% into every perfomance. He first saw ‘It’s my move’ as a performing arts student at Southgate/Barnet college. He then asked to do work experience with Face Front and when he finished his course was accepted as a supported artist by ...

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Pimp My Winter Unicorn!

Excuse this cut and paste missive, but I wanted to tell you about this event and life keeps getting in the way! Saturday 30 November 2019! Art, Activism, Fun, Stalls, Performers! For the People, By the People, The First Social & Fundraiser for Pimp My Unicorn 2020 Saturday 30 November 2019 at Christchurch Centre, Magdalen ...

‘It’s my move’ 2019 by Ellen Goodey

Ellen is a learning disabled actor, director, writer (plays and songs) and public speaker. She has worked on many tours to theatres and schools with Face Front Inclusive Theatre. In this blog she focuses on her role and experience of the touring interactive show ‘Its my move’ performing to audiences ...

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From Singapore to Swansea – this writing life

I’m back in the rather wild and windy west of Wales after a stupendously creative six weeks in Singapore, working on a production with Intercultural Theatre Institute, plus a lecture-performance and workshop with Access Path Productions  for Singapore Writers Festival. I’ve been to the writer’s festival in the past, so it ...

My Soul is a Search Engine

MY SOUL IS A SEARCH ENGINE by Dolly Sen I make film, I make art, I make books, and I make trouble. One way I employ two of those things – the art & trouble-making – is by disrupting systems that produce ‘copy and paste’ identities/thoughts/perceptions/life/death, as a Trojan horse dressed ...

Representing UK Inclusive Dance in the United States

With support from Arts Council England, the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, and the Knight Foundation (among others), Step Change Studios represented UK inclusive dance at a festival of physically integrated dance in the US. This was Step Change Studios’ first international project since it was established two years ...

The Beginnings of Bedlamb – or the Month I had over 20 People in my Bed

The majority of the filming of Bedlamb has been done. BEDLAMB is my film project on conversations on mental health on a bed covered in cuddly toy lambs, funded by Future’s Venture. The title ‘Bedlamb’ is a nod to ‘Bedlam’, the nickname for the original Bethlem Psychiatric Hospital. The ...

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Introduction to Face Front’s forum theatre project, giving young learning disabled people ideas about what to do after leaving school

Over the last four years Face Front Inclusive Theatre have worked in partnership with Vital Xposure, Blink Dance Theatre, Heart n Soul and Action Space to create a piece of interactive forum theatre called 'It's my move' for learning disabled young people. The show focuses on the transition from school ...

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting: We invite you to participate

I’ve had chronic pain since 2007. Towards the end of my ‘lost’ years (the 7 years I spent ping-ponging from specialist to specialist and treatment to treatment, trying to get back to that body that didn’t hurt all the time) I asked my dad if we could have a frank ...

Measuring Up! Week 6

Hello and welcome to the final Measuring Up blog! It’s been a hard slog, but finally we made it to Production Week. Although it has been intense, I have fully enjoyed the process and felt privileged to have a whole six weeks to develop our ideas. Being surrounded by such a lovely team ...