Daily Life Ltd and Bobby Baker presents The Expert View micro-festival in East London
7 May 2015 to 8 May 2015
£14 (concession £10)
A provocative artist-led 2-day micro-festival exploring ‘expertise’ in arts and mental health. Society loves an expert and with poor mental health affecting 25% of the population during their lifetime it is clear that specialist knowledge, understanding and 'expert' care are needed. But who really has that expertise – health professionals or those who have experienced mental health issues? And can art play a part in bringing new perspective on all of this?
Daily Life Ltd believes in the radical potential of art to transform our understanding of ourselves and our relationship to the world around us. It creates powerful art that changes the way people think about mental health. By putting the art first, the ways in which artists with experiences of mental health issues are traditionally perceived are challenged. They are neither the lunatic genius nor the gifted outsider, but ordinary people who have or had an illness from which they can go on to gain insights that can shine out and help us all.
Thursday 7th May, 7.30 – 10pm £14/ £10
This Room/Stilton Mash Film & Drama Studio, Queen Mary University, London E1 4NS
Compere: Bobby Baker
Laura Jane Dean presents 'This Room': An intimate, raw and moving show that uses Laura Jane’s experience of OCD to challenge concepts of being ill, being well and the space in between.
Selina Thompson presents 'Stilton Mash': Enter Selina’s ‘church’ and let her absolve you of your food sins. This new version of her piece previously performed on a one-to-one basis is a personal, frank and uplifting show.
Friday 8th May, 7.30 – 10pm £10/5
Bobby Baker, Dylan Tighe and guests, Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 3HJ
Bobby Baker and Dublin-based singer-songwriter Dylan Tighe will co-host this finale celebration, featuring live music, spoken word, and Bobby Baker's 'Ballistic Buns' performance.
Treats, snacks and bouncing buns included.
How to book:
Visit www.dailylifeltd.co.uk or phone 020 8519 2988 for more information