next show: 5th June

Preparing for our next performance of Careful. The show will feature at this year’s Art of Caring event, Kingston University’s annual contribution to International Nurses Day celebrations.  I’m so excited to be sharing the event with the nursing profession at all stage of their careers and look forward to hearing what they make of it.  It’s free and all are welcome. Book here:

https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/careful

returning

Today, Alex is with medical/pathology students at Imperial College – they are taking courses in medical humanities and death, autopsy and the law.  Astonished by the thoughtful and creative artworks that the students are presenting, all based on testimony from the Alder Hay organ retention scandal.  We’re at Charing Cross Hospital – where Milton was diagnosed and treated, 11 years ago – so returning here to talk about bloodlines is somewhat emotional.

Charing-Cross-Hospital

transplant three ways

Alex, Milton and Bex feature as part of ‘Cancer Week’ at Guys & St. Thomas’ Hospital.

Using clips of bloodlines, we offer three perspectives on the experience of stem cell transplant: the patient’s (Milton), the donor’s (Alex) and the doctor’s (Bex).  Wonderful students, asking thought-provoking questions.  Big thanks to the Clod Ensemble for putting us up for this.

 

 

booking it!

Celebrating the launch of Performance and the Medical Body, which Alex co-edited with the marvellous Gianna Bouchard. A lovely ‘do’ hosted by Anglia Ruskin and followed by a performance of bloodlines at the Mumford Theatre.

The book consolidates many of the strands explored by the Chimera network – and features chapters by scholars and artists associated with Chimera activities.
mumfordbook