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Drawn Poorly: Barriers Zine Launch

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2 Dale Street

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M1 1JW

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We are releasing our fourth zine and it’s a big one.

Issue four is all about barriers and how they impact our ability to function as people with chronic illness, disability and mental health conditions. The issue features amazing work from artists, photographers and writers who collaboratively present the multidimensional reality of living with a condition (Or more than one). We believe in people power and shared understanding as forces for big change.

Join us at Nexus Art Café for the relase of the latest issue and we’ll be bringing some of our favourite sick zines to share with you so join us for a brew! From 8pm, we’ve got performances from:

JOBY MAGEEAN is a stand-up comedian from the seaside village of Cullercoats near Newcastle upon Tyne, he specialises in storytelling, musical comedy, and daft observations. He was born with a disease called Bruton's Disease (or X-linked Hypogammaglobulinemia for long) which means he doesn't have a working immune system. Joby uses comedy and song to talk about his disease and how it affects his life and in 2015 he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a show called "Billy no Immune System".

HELEN SEYMOUR just finished touring her solo show “To Helen Back” with house around the UK as well as performing regularly on the spoken word circuit. Her work likes to blur the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and theatre, often using surreal narratives to tackle very real themes. She likes pretending to be a bear and is also a bit obsessed with death but in quite a charming way. If she wasn’t a spoken word human performance person she thinks she’d be a pharmacist from the past. Her work has won her Gold in the Creative Future Literacy Awards, got her longlisted for the Jerwood Poetry Fellowship and the 2018 Out-Spoken page-poetry competition. Twitter: @HeronSeasaw Website: whatthehelen.net Insta: whathelens

JAMIE LEE is a Manchester based performance artist, writer and activist creating responsive work about living with invisible disabilities. Previously a member of Contact Theatre‘s Young Company, Jamie has also worked with the Manchester Theatre Award winning site-specific show 'The Shrine of Everyday Things' and 'Climate of Fear' (a series of monologues concerning climate change and environmental injustice, under the guidance and direction of creatives such as Lowri Evans (of Eggs Collective) and performance poet Zena Edwards.

KATIE WATSON is a multi-slam winning poet who loves trains, hates tories, and writes about feminism, dis/ableism, and the enduring tragedy of a dropped ice cream. A regular at spoken word events around York, this year she’s begun performing further afield while also working with local organisation Say Owt to deliver workshops aimed at encouraging more disabled people to feel confident in writing, performing and taking up creative space.

We can’t wait to share all this with you!

This event has been funded and supported by Future Fires at Contact Theatre (thanks loads!). This event is free but any donations are massively appreciated to help us do more.

Nexus is an alcohol free venue. The cafe will be open for soft drinks, hot drinks and cake!

ACCESS: Nexus Art Cafe is located at the bottom of a stairway. It has a handrail for the length of the staircase and a platform lift. The venue has a large accessible toilet and a changing space. It’s a well lit venue and we will not be using flashing lights or loud noises during the performances. If there is more information (or images) we can send to you in the lead up to the event please get in touch: drawnpoorlyzine@gmail.com.

We will be making an announcement before then performances to let all audience members know that if, at any point anyone needs to step outside, move, make noise, leave, use the facilities then they should! We get it.



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