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this is me by Foan & Fortune
‘this is me’ is a theatre project aiming to create conversations and raise awareness around the often invisible experiences and unique challenges involved when developing dementia as a young person. Our story is told from the perspective of the person living with young onset dementia, weaving together a truthful narrative with the extraordinary often surreal expressions of everyday experience. We will be experimenting with puppetry to make these vivid inner and outer lived experiences tangible. We are working closely with Dementia Pathfinders, Arts4Dementia, Netpark Wellbeing and focus groups from the community and are supported by Arts Council England.
Crep Protect by Phoebe Wagner
Marie Kondo says ‘tidying is the act of confronting yourself’. Phoebe has over 20 pairs of trainers and is trying to de-clutter. How would you decide what to get rid of? A show looking at the things we hoard. Whether it’s trainers or not, what happens to us when we buy? Through her retail experience and extensive knowledge of what’s on our feet, Phoebe will explore what it truly means to declutter.
Starving by Sian Rowland
An extract from a new play as one woman reflects on her life, her natural hunger for learning and a desperate need for acceptance, approval and love. When it proves impossible to control the confusing world of growing up, however, she begins to control the one thing left to her: her own body.
Starving is about the weight of expectation placed on women in today’s complex world, the wall of lies we build to protect ourselves and the devastating consequences when that wall starts to crumble.