Monthly Archives: November 2014

Our Tales: Unveiled

This exciting Lottery funded programme features a double-bill by disabled artists Liz Porter and Penny Pepper, showcasing extracts from their new one-woman shows ‘Learning to See’ and ‘Lost in Spaces.’ The evening will end with a Q&A.
It will be followed up by a series of Creative Storytelling and Poetry & Performance workshops where the artists will work with participants, introducing different techniques for exploring personal stories and heritage.

Liz Porter’s ‘Learning to See’ directed by Mark C. Hewitt, uses a mix of animated video sequences and live performance, to explore her journey living with visual impairment. The piece touches on issues of identity and acceptance/non-acceptance, peer pressure, equality, miscommunication and perceptions of disabled people and the whole idea of ‘learning to see’.

Penny Pepper’s ‘Lost in Spaces’ is part memoir and an exploration of identity and difference. Through memories and personal concerns, the piece links to the universal – from corresponding with Morrissey and fighting Maggie Thatcher in the 80s, to current battles with the government’s harsh austerity measures – pushing her into an examination of the human condition at a time of considerable personal and public turmoil.

Tickets on sale from mid-December

Our Tales A5-performance Our Tales A5-workshops



Vote For LUA…win a Galaxy Hot Chocolate Surprise!

Have a craving for chocolate?

LUA need your vote to win one of five £300 People’s Choice Awards from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund this week!

Click Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund 2014 to vote – it only takes a minute!

By voting for us, if we are successful, you could win a Galaxy Hot Chocolate Surprise on LUA! When you’ve voted, just message us or email and if we win, we’ll enter you into our Prize Draw! The lucky winner will be notified by email as soon as we hear, and will be announced online and in our January Newsletter.

Votes are reset every Monday, so we need your vote by 11pm on Sunday 30 November, to be in with a chance of winning!

Any funding we receive from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund will go towards Access costs for our upcoming Lottery Funded Story-telling project ‘Our Tales: Unveiled.’

Thank you for your support!