Pathways by Zoe Murtagh
An interactive storytelling and spoken word experiment in happiness, exploring the journeys on pavements that our feet patter on and the neural pathways that our brain chatters along.
A chance meeting. A deep breath. A bubble. A crossroads. Join us for the moment in the film that their eyes meet, the second you guess the plot, the chance encounter that you’ve been anticipating and the puzzle you can’t quite solve.
An ever growing and ever changing collection of short stories and spoken word pieces that explore themes of contentment, anxiety and panic, science and surprises.
This I’d Tell My Teenage Self
by The Circle of Life & Change
Remember the teenage you? What if the adult you and the teenage you were to make a date to talk about the stuff that matters. What have you learned on your journey? How would you inspire and encourage them? What do you wish someone had shared lovingly with you?
A deeply powerful performance by a group of diverse adults, many of whom are in recovery from addiction, all new to performance. Experience an uplifting and inspirational reflection on teenage years through courage, insight and love.
‘Stuck in the Middle’ by The Amber Project
Created by young people from Cardiff’s The Amber Project, this piece of theatre looks at their real- life experiences of engaging with mental health services. Detailing one character’s journey through the mental health system we see the challenges she faces in getting her voice heard and accessing the help she needs as she makes the transition from child to adult services. This piece of theatre aims to inspire change by asking the question, ‘how could things be better?’
after unexpropriated from gobscure seeks out poetic & political moments - is the algorythm happy, does money smile? spokenword for all while building a temporary memorial about outstaring repressions, discovering fragile hopes & re-connecting with innocences at a time ov so much woundings - the earth stitching stories into us all
Gwyneth Lewis was National Poet of Wales 2005-06. Her words are on the front of the Wales Millennium Centre in six-foot-high words. Gwyneth’s two memoirs are Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book about Depression and Two in a Boat: A Marital Rite of Passage. Gwyneth lives in Cardiff and she was the 2016 Robert Frost Professor of Literature at the Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont.
Photo credit: Keith Morris
Tales with a Therapeutic Twist by Steve Killick
A selection of stories from the ancient oral and wisdom traditions of the world. Tales that some call 'messages from the past'. These stories shine a light from a different angle upon the workings of the mind and the task of helping people to see things differently. The insights and metaphors of these stories are delivered with humour and a lightness of touch to help the medicine go down.
Steve is a Clinical Psychologist who uses stories and storytelling in his work. He is a Visiting Fellow at The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Cardiff.
‘Etcetera’ by Celf of Gwympas
As part of a year long project ‘Learning & Practice 2016’, participants on the Peer to Peer training collaborated with the lead artist to devise a talking orchestra piece. Stemming from experiences of mental ill health, ‘Etcetera’ sits on the edge of a comfort zone, and provides the audience with a bizzare, unusual and entertaining experience.