Talking Tales15 Apr 8.30pm
Older people in communities across the country have been isolated for over a year now and due to many of them being digitally excluded, they've lacked any form of creative engagement.
We wanted to address this imbalance with our Talking Tales project. Four of our most vulnerable beneficiaries were paired with a professional artist who through phone calls have created an original piece of art using their rich memories and imagination.
Talking Tales is a free-of-charge online digital event. Click Book Now to register.
Meet the Artists
THE ONLY PET THAT TALKS BACK
Writer and Performer: Amy Acre
Amy is a poet and freelance writer from London. She’s the author of two short books of poetry; And They Are Covered in Gold Light and Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads, each chosen as a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Her poem every girl knows won the 2019 Verve Poetry Prize. She runs independent publisher, Bad Betty Press.
GOEIE MOARN BOLLIX
Writer and performer: Crystal Bollix
Crystal Bollix is a queer Irish theatremaker and non-binary drag artist labelled as 'phenomenally sassy and refreshingly blunt’. Crystal has performed in venues including Bunker Theatre, Vaults and Spiegeltent. Their full-length drag show The Bitch Ball (tour and Edinburgh Fringe, 2019) opened to rave reviews whilst their newest show Definitely Maybe Actually Nevermind premiered at Maiden Speech Festival 2019 and is set to return in 2021.
THE NIGHT SHE FLEW
Writer: Amy Bethan Evans
Amy is a playwright, dramaturg and disability activist originally from Bristol. Her work includes Libby's Eyes (Bunker Theatre, 2018) The Words Are Coming Now (Theatre503, 2018) and Tinted (Vaults, 2020.) She is currently on attachment with Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre Studio and on commission to the Royal Court. Amy seeks to expand our understanding of disabled and neurodivergent lived experience through theatre.
Actor: Adam Elms
Adam is an actor, director, and playwright and an Associate Artist of London-based Blueprint Theatre Company and Schoolhouse Productions in Bristol. Recent acting credits include: Absurd Person Singular (Theatre Row, NYC), The Dumb Waiter and The Memory of Water (Schoolhouse), Pericles (Palace of Valtice/Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Legacy (Blueprint/Rich Mix), Libby's Eyes (The Bunker) and d'Eon (Hope Mill, Manchester).
Writer: Esohe Uwadiae
Esohe Uwadiae is a writer and civil servant. Her debut play She Is A Place Called Home ran at VAULT Festival last year and has since been longlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award. Esohe has previously participated in programmes at the Royal Court and VAULT Festival.
Actor: Efé Agwele
Efé is a recent Mountview MA graduate, who will be making her professional debut in the upcoming immersive stage production Doctor Who: Time Fracture.
Supported by director Erica Miller
Erica Miller gained a degree in Theology before training as a theatre director at the Young Vic and Stone Crabs Theatre. Credits include Sci-Fi film Control (RogueGunners Productions) Tell It Slant (Hope Theatre), The Lying Kind, Radiant Vermin, and Shorties (Ram Jam Records), Patience (Black Lives, Black Words/Bush Theatre), Ashes of Roses and A Poison Tree (Miniaturists/Arcola), The Job and Treading Water (XY/Pleasance), and Meat (Bush Bazaar/Bush Theatre.)