Dolly Sen will be reading from a tree top in Regents Park, London! / 27 August 2009
Survivor's poetry and music - Mad Chicks and the Bath Mad Hatters
Budding Hub Gallery, Fri 28th August 2009 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A multi-faceted cornucopia of readings, talks and sound performances around the works of those who have suffered from mental illness from Mad Chicks and the Bath Mad Hatters. Mad Chicks is about women psychiatric patients and survivors of the psychiatric system. The movement developed from within Mad Pride, a user-led mental health civil rights movement, committed to ending discrimination against psychiatric patients, challenging misinformation in relation to mental health and celebrating mad culture. Clare Crestani of the Mad Hatters of Bath will tell real life stories of lands beyond time and space, where fairies and demons dwell. Followed by a discussion of whether the psychotic experience is a valid way to discover Universal truths or merely a mental illness to be druggged, pitied and patronised.
I will reading from my book in a tree, I always knew I'd one day do that. Told you Doc, it wasn't a delusion!
For more info about the treehouse gallery go to http://www.thetreehousegallery.org
Keywords: disability art,disabled people's movement,mental health,music,poetry,politics,psychosis