The Expert View Micro Festival
Thursday, 7 May 2015 at 10:30 - Friday, 8 May 2015 at 22:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Performance Double Bill:
This Room/ Stilton Mash
Thursday 7th May, 7.30 – 10pm
Film & Drama Studio, Arts 2 Building at Queen Mary University, London E1 4NS
Introduced by Bobby Baker
Laura Jane Dean This Room
An intimate, raw and moving show that uses Laura Jane’s experience of OCD to challenge concepts of being ill and being well.
Selina Thompson Stilton Mash
Enter Selina’s ‘church’ and let her absolve you of your food sins. This new version of a piece previously performed on a one-to-one basis is a personal, frank and uplifting show.
The Expert View Symposium
Friday 8 May 10.30am – 4.30pm
Bromley by Bow Centre, E3 3BT
Includes lunch and refreshments.
An entertaining and inspiring day of lively discussion, debate and performance. Investigating 'expertise’, the emphasis is on artist-led practice, the value of lived experience and ways of evaluating collaborative work.
Hosted by artist Bobby Baker and the Daily Life Ltd team with contributions from leading academics, artists and practitioners working at the cutting edge of arts and mental health practice:
Jacqui Dillon (Hearing Voices Network)
Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey (Queen Mary University London)
Marc Steene (Outside In)
Beth Elliott (Bethlem Gallery)
and Daily Life Ltd.
Throughout the day performances, interventions and more from artists Simon Raven, Sara Haq and Dolly Sen.
Friday 8th May, 7.30 – 10.30pm
Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 3HJ
Treats, snacks and flying buns included.
A relaxed and rolliking evening of cabaret co-hosted by the unlikely but brilliant pairing of artist Bobby Baker and Dublin-based performer and musician Dylan Tighe. Featuring live music, performance and spoken word, and including F.E.E.L. poets and Friends (Friends of East End Loonies). Catch a rare performance of Ballistic Buns by Bobby Baker and enjoy uncompromising, emotional and beautiful songs from Dylan Tighe, described by the Sunday Times as ‘an exquisite songwriter’.
When & Where
Daily Life Ltd
Daily Life Ltd is an arts and mental health charity based in Stratford, funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. Artistic Director Bobby Baker is an ‘expert by experience’ of the mental health system, and an artist acclaimed for producing radical work across disciplines for over 40 years.
Daily Life Ltd creates powerful art that changes the way people think about mental health. We promote the talents and insight of artists, performers, writers and musicians with personal experience of mental distress – online and on the ground.
Studio 8, Essex House
375 High Street
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8519 2988