'I stopped hiding. I started to perform. Performing gave me a platform to reveal myself!'
Kate Marsh, dancer and choreographer
Choreographer and dancer, Kate Marsh has spent the last two years working with Metal to explore (with 24 other artists) the issues presented on stage at The Space In Between as part of an Arts Council England-funded ChangeMakers project. She will host a ‘magazine style’ performance and conversation with contributions from spoken word artists and musicians, including:-
Byron Vincent - Post-traumatic bipolar recovering drug addict, and other things I don't include on my CV. A writer, performer and broadcaster (Radio 4); keen activist on issues around poverty, class and social exclusion; ambassador for mental health charities Rethink and Mental Health Foundation.
Matty May - an uncensored look at Mental Health, Men, council estates and suicide in the context of queerness. Associate Dir, Scottee & Friends.
Charley Genever - visceral and vulnerable poetry from her perspective as a young feminist woman, provoking how women navigate their bodies and minds.
Josie Anne Searle - a poet and fiction writer delving into the loneliness of mental health, unrequited romances and physical disability.
Hollie Dee - rhythmic and melodic poetry exploring mental health & mindfulness
Chris Robson - thoughtful songwriter, and emotive singer who writes stories from the mind and songs from the heart
Renn Stedman - “A fierce, fable wielding force of acoustic punk poetry”
Nicola Collis - singer-songwriter from Benfleet with an individual sound and range of genres
Chris Asher - haunts audiences with his ambient alternative soul music and his intimate and delicate lyricism surrounding mental health
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