participatory theatre · sensory · sensory labyrinth theatre · teaching

Sharing the work you love… introducing sensory labyrinth theatre to Liverpool

One of the things that most excited me about moving to the North West again (apart from being back in my native North West of England territory!), was the opportunity to share more about sensory labyrinth theatre, and find possible new places to create work in the area. Last Friday, I gave a short presentation… Continue reading Sharing the work you love… introducing sensory labyrinth theatre to Liverpool

Contemporary Performance · Durational Performance · theatre

New Year, New Places, New Adventures!

Happy 2017 to all! I hope the first days of the year have been kind and you’re feeling suitably revitalised if you were fortunate enough to have a little bit of a break over the festive period. For me, the end of 2016 saw the end of my time in North Wales, an unexpected journey… Continue reading New Year, New Places, New Adventures!

dementia · immersive theatre · sensory · theatre

Dementia and immersive theatre, connecting through the senses

I recently got to combine my interest in immersive theatres and dementia research at a series of events organised by Spare Tyre theatre company, for their new performance The Garden, which has been specially designed for people living with dementia. I first came across the company in a book by Nicola Shaughnessy that referred to… Continue reading Dementia and immersive theatre, connecting through the senses

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Today my thesis makes me feel like this: ‘aaaaargh!’

My arguments are usually over within about five minutes of them starting, so trying to keep a clear argument across a thesis is proving tricky. I’ve always been a peace-keeper, perhaps that is why I am more used to being devils advocate than asserting my point of view. Keeping focussed, and precise, narrowing the topic… Continue reading Today my thesis makes me feel like this: ‘aaaaargh!’

dementia and imagination

A good conference = more train miles…

This week I went to my first British Society of Gerontology conference with the Dementia and Imagination team. I was presenting on my PhD to discuss how mixed methods research is possible (as a practice-led theatre student who dabbled in social science methods for my thesis) and the potential use of therapeutic immersive theatres in… Continue reading A good conference = more train miles…