Enduring Bodies: Chronic Sickness, Pain & Performance, London - 28 February 2017

Tuesday 28 February 2017 18:00-20:30
The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London SE1 8ST

An evening of conversation as part of by Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine programme, in which performance artist Martin O’Brien and choreographer Laura Dannequin will discuss and share their work in relation to their own experiences of chronic sickness and pain.

What is the difference between ‘living with’ and ‘suffering from’ pain and illness? How does the way we talk about our own bodies, or what we choose to do to them, affect our experiences?

Music for the Moment, for people with dementia, Marylebone – from 10 March 2017

The Royal Academy of Music, Wigmore Hall, Marylebone Girls’ School, Marylebone Church and Westminster Arts’ Resonate programme have joined forces to present a series of concerts for people living with dementia and their friends and carers. Called Music for the Moment, these relaxed monthly concerts are generously offered by friendly students from the Royal Academy of Music and supported by pupils from Marylebone Girls’ School who serve refreshments and chat to the concert goers.

'Safe', New Diorama Theatre, Camden – 15-18 March 2017

Spare Tyre presents 'Safe': Take risk away, and what’s left?

Venue: New Diorama Theatre, Camden

Dates: Wednesday 15-Saturday 18 March 2017

Marking Spare Tyre’s 40th birthday celebrations, 'Safe' is a satire from Eastenders writer Pete Lawson, performed by the Spare Tyre Artists – a diverse cast of older people and people with learning disabilities.

‘Balancing Acts’, Vault Festival, Waterloo – 25-29 January 2017

25-29 January 2017, 18:30

Balancing Acts is a multi-media performance telling the stories of 6 men and women's experience of depression and the ways they find to cope.

“Based on candid interviews, we use film and verbatim performance to re-create their worlds, from a 61-year-old agoraphobic man to a 27-year-old deep sea diver.

The show aims to build a deeper emotional insight into the condition, to encourage new conversations and explore ways to deal with and potentially overcome it”.

Tickets: £12/£6

'Hearing Things': Clapham – 31 January-4 February & Waterloo – 8-12 February 2017

A new drama exploring the dilemmas of psychiatry, from the points of view of patients, relatives and staff.

'Hearing Things' by Playing ON theatre company was created after five years' collaboration between psychiatrists, staff and patients. 'Hearing Things' is funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

Omnibus Theatre, Clapham
31 January – 4 Feb, 19:30

Book here

Butterfly, Stratford Circus – 31 January-1 February 2017

A one-woman play by Vici Wreford Sinnott, performed by Jacqueline Phillips, about the history of stigma in mental health, misunderstandings and misrepresentations.

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Total Eclipse, Etcetera Theatre, Camden – 24-29 January 2017

A physical comedy devised from conversations and improvisations about bereavement - from Moving Pieces theatre company.

For more information

Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High St, London NW1 7BU
Tickets: £12 (£10 concesssions)


Going Digital – 13 December 2016

An Interactive Live Web event for young people with long-term health problems designed to explore the use of new technology in improving young people’s access to healthcare.

This online event offers young people (aged 16-24) the opportunity to participate in an interactive LIVE theatrical production and at the same time contribute to innovative research that is looking at whether digital communication can improve their access to healthcare.

The Garden - 26 & 27 October 2016

Theatre company Spare Tyre is touring an interactive installation and performance for people with dementia and their carers.

Bringing the outdoors in, it takes participants on a multisensory journey through the seasons. Wandsworth - Alton Methodist Church, Roehampton - Thursday 26 October 2016: 2pm

Venue: Alton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens (off Danebury Avenue), Roehampton, SW15 4EB

Lewisham - The Albany (the Red Room) - Thursday 27 October 2016: 2pm

Venue: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer - 19 October - 29 November 2016

The National Theatre is staging an all-singing, all-dancing examination of life with a cancer diagnosis.

This brand new musical with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings, and directed by Bryony Kimmings, the production will receive its London premiere at the Dorfman Theatre on 14 October (press night on 19 October), following its world premiere at HOME Manchester


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