Today is World Mental Health Day, so we asked various performers from different disciplines to tell us how performing impacts their mental health.
Sightlines spoke to the joyous Aminita ahead of a work-in-progress performance of their brand-new show I-Loop premiering as part of the festival this Saturday!
Harriet talks to Helen Monks from LUNG Theatre as well as other theatre makers about the way that verbatim theatre ignites creativity, hope and a need for change
With a BA, an MSc and a PhD in Psychology and a keen interest in theatre and music, Marios Theocharopoulos was perfectly positioned to volunteer with us as our Wellbeing and Mental Health Volunteer. He has written a blog based on his experience of the first week of the Festival
Sightlines spoke to a trio of clowns, Lucy Hopkins, Helen Duff and Lorna Rose Treen, to find out more about how the playfulness, acceptance and mindfulness of clowning has had a positive impact on their wellbeing.
Niki Karia explores the issue of class privilege in performance: speaking to facilitators and participants of youth theatre programmes about the gap between participants and the professional side of the industry and the organisations trying to combat this dichotomy.
Harriet Corke investigates how invisible illness impacts our experience of creative spaces.
Harriet Corke talks to comedian and creator of the Come As You Are Podcast, Helen Duff, about making performance based on your sexual
Nikita Karia speaks to theatre director and writer, Emily Aboud, about telling stories that decolonise, collective trauma and mocking the oppressor.
Ahead of his Twitch themed event, stand-up comedian/poker player/Joke of the Fringe award winner Ken Cheng speaks to Sightlines about the streaming platform and what makes it special.