Curating Theatre Deli festival: Social Model .. and More. Some of my specific outputs.

First call-out to Theatre Deli social model festival

My role is much more listening / influencing than ‘doing specific things’. But here are some of my specific festival outputs. After my comments initiated the festival, my first input as a curator was to say: We must start as we mean to go along – by listening to and hearing the diverse voices of …

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Is this me?

I want to be clear that my disabilities – like many other people’s – are not static. And that I’m much more than my diagnoses.See what I can and have created!Look at what else I am!But I also want to be clear about the uncertainties I live with. Is this me? This image started as …

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Bertrand Russell … and accessibility

Camden is rethinking our local statues.We were asked to think about some of the statues – and also think what we would truly like to commemorate.I couldnt go to the first session as the venue is not accessible.So that’s my first idea: get accessible! Lets make venues accessible – and then commemorate accessibility! We focussed on …

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Bloomsbury Silks

‘Silks of Bloomsbury’ have been created by residents of Bloomsbury, Holborn and King’s Cross through free workshops as part of the 2023 Bloomsbury Festival. In my workshop we all brought our individual specific ideas and photos to illustrate our local heritage.I brought along images of the gorgeous 200 year old Bloomsbury plane – outside my front …

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A sensor-ey walk

Brunswick TRA successfully bid for a fixed Breathe London air quality sensor/monitor in 2022 – its been operational since March 2023. So we couldn’t take part in last year’s Breathe festival, but now we want to Grow our network as part of improving local air quality.  We want our sensor to be much more than …

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Love and resilience

Here are brief details of most of my Covid-era pieces – so far:Starting from the first lockdown, being forcibly separated from my previous ‘normal’ helped (actually forced!) me to work with a range of new-to-me media – including installation, (prize-winning) film, mixed photo-drawing, and weaving. I’ve used these to reflect on my ever-changing lived experience in the …

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Nowhere: Group 4 some sampling: draft draft

Location Crossing the line: in more than one way Prime meridian – and longitude clocks More than one nowhere? Ships : slave ships and the West Africa Squadron a. LOCATION b. Whats it like at 00 00? b. CROSSING THE LINE Crossing the equator is marked by sailors with ceremonies to Neptune as detailed here: …

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Multimorbidity

This self-portrait is a patients-eye view of Multimorbidity.It’s a montage of my photos of me plus (some of) my x-rays.  With ageing populations worldwide, and the epidemiological transition towards long term conditions, multimorbidity is a huge and increasing problem. Long Covid is adding to this. Although multiple diagnoses have multiplicative rather than simply additive effects, …

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A woman’s right to easily accessible holistic contraceptive services – as well as a right to choose

I personally know just how dangerous and humiliating illegal abortions were here in the UK.(1) See ‘Needs Must’. Kansans clearly understand that overturning Roe v Wade simply bans safe abortions – rather than stopping the need for abortion.(2) This issue is much more than a chance for celebrities to speak out.(3) Across the UK, women are …

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