Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.
MAD PEOPLE WANT MORE FROM THEIR TV LICENCE
23 September 2008
I had to renew my tv licence this week, even though I have stopped watching TV. I think this happened because I used to contemplate suicide every time I watched Richard and Judy or Jeremy Kyle. If I was in charge of TV, I would adapt some current programmes to be more relevant to Mad People such as myself. Like: How Clean is Your Madhouse? MADWATCH - filmed reconstructions of your crimes of normality. Antics Roadshow Real or No Real Medication, medication, medication How to Look Good...
Two disabled film-makers make cheeky request
13 September 2008
Director and Producer team Catherine Taylor and Dolly Sen are exceptional people, and despite having severe mental health difficulties, they have achieved so much. Catherine Taylor and Dolly Sen are both students at the London College of Communication. Catherine Taylor has directed a feature film whilst still only in her 2nd year at university, and documentary for Channel Four. Dolly Sen has written 8 books in 5 years, and is the person the media calls when they want someone to talk about...
1 September 2008
If you have used the mental health system, I am no doubt you have come across occupational therapy that was patronising and pointless. I have come up with a different program. Still patronising, yes. Pointless, no.