TUESDAY WORD!s with David Parkin

  • This PAST event happened on: Tue, Jun 7, 2022

  • Venue:Online
  • Time:10.30am
  • Cost:Free!
  • Main Contact:Lydia Towsey

  • Join us for 'Wednesday' WORD!s in May/June - for this time only, on a TUESDAY!... Sessions will be led by author, theatre maker, muscian and installation artist, David Parkin. They will culminate in an opportunity to perform alongside David at a special WORD! on June 16th. To get involved email [email protected] and we'll say hello and send you a free login.


    About the Facilitator:

    David Parkin is an 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. 

    David will present this new work at WORD! on June 10th, 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.     


    About Wednesday WORD!s

    Wednesday WORD!s is a weekly online workshop, open to all and running every Wednesday, 10.30-12pm. Curated by Creative Director, Lydia Towsey, sessions are facilitated in collaboration with a range of regular and/or guest writers and aim to support the health, wellbeing, community, artistic and holistic development of participating writers. Previous and current guests have included: Rob Gee, Mellow Baku, Panya Banjoko, George Szirtes, Marvin Thompson, Rishi Dastidar and Leo Boix, amongst other facilitating artists.Wednesday WORD!s are currently enabled with the support of Arts Council England and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. With thanks to our partners at BrightSparks Arts for Zoom platform hosting