WORD! Presents: Dave Parkin`s Delusions of Grandeur

  • This PAST event happened on: Thu, Jun 16, 2022

  • Venue:Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA
  • Time:7:30pm
  • Cost:£4/ £7
  • Main Contact:Lydia Towsey
  • Web Address:https://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/whatson

  • Join us in June for a WORD! with David Parkin - author, theatre maker, musician and installation artist. His work is fiercely autobiographical or silly and speculative, but always thoughtful, moving and funny - from his children’s book and musical “The Nose That Nobody Picked” to his ‘clinical depression concept album show’ “Good Friday”.

    In 2015 Dave had a bipolar manic episode and was sectioned for four months. ‘David Parkin’s Delusions of Grandeur’ is an installation examining his experience from a cacophony of mediums - in residence at Bethlam Museum of the Mind from April 22nd to July 22nd 2022. 

    Dave will present this new work at WORD!, alongside a ensemble response from members of the 'Wednesday WORD!s' collective. He will read from his ‘Delusions’ book about surreal, sad and strangely sparkly moments in the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, and particularly invite work engaging with mental health and the mind via the open mic.     

    Praise for Dave:                                                                                                                           

    “Charming, funny and bracingly direct.” Stephen Fry


    To perform on the open mic and/or get involved with 'Wednesday WORD!s' drop a line to [email protected]



    As an NHS supported organisation we will strive to ensure all of our IRL events are operating in most covid-safe ways possible. In order to ensure the greatest possible safety of all attendees, we respectfully ask that if able to attend, you are:

    Double or Triple Covid vaccinated
    Happy to use hand-sanitiser on entry
    Preferably able to take a lateral flow Covid test prior to attending.
    Facemasks will be available and their use encouraged.

    With love and thanks for your support