This week our Artistic Director Julie McNamara is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to talk about the work of Vital Xposure and deliver a key note speech at the Disability Arts Symposium 2017. Tune in to the LIVE STREAMING on 6, 7, and 8 April DisArt Festival organises the annual international symposium designed to bring together academics, […]
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The Lancet: Exceptional and extraordinary artists JUN 04 2016 When he attended a school for deaf children in the 1970s Mark Smith had to use sign language in secret to communicate with his friends. At the time, he had no idea why sign language was taboo. But thanks to a pioneering project that has brought […]
Article by Russel Parton First published on East End Review and Hackney Citizens, 24 August 2016 Inspired by the tragic story of war reporter Dorothy Lawrence, Blue Pen looks at the lives of women journalists whose voices have been silenced A female journalist who disguised herself as a soldier and travelled to the front on […]
Why Blue Pen? Julie McNamara talks about censorship of women’s voices in this experimental short film co-directed with Caglar Kimyoncu. Interview by Emilia Teglia In Autumn 2015 we toured a theatre production: The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence. At the close of the tour I felt that we had thoroughly disappeared her voice. I hadn’t achieved […]
The Big Issue North Blog: Julie McNamara, Hold the Hearse! JUN 06 2016 Three weeks into rehearsal and I’ve spent most of my time pinned to a specimen jar in one of the zaniest, most challenging stories I’ve presented. Hold the Hearse is my provocative response to investigations into the public and hidden collections of partner […]
In conversation with Julie McNamara: the making of Hold the Hearse! In June, Vital Xposure’s new production Hold the Hearse! will tour medical museums around the country. The play was commissioned as part of Exceptional and Extraordinary – Unruly Minds and Bodies in the Medical Museum. Writer and performer Julie McNamara talks to Emilia Teglia […]
Julie McNamara talks on Community Channel about the work of Vital Xposure and how it has impacted on people’s perception of disability over the years.
PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 23 March 2016 EXCEPTIONAL & EXTRAORDINARY: UNRULY BODIES AND MINDS IN THE MEDICAL MUSEUM Unique film, dance, performance and comedy commissions draw on museum collections to explore our problematic attitudes towards difference. Since humans first appeared on earth no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, […]
Blue Pen brings together Caglar Kimyoncu and Julie McNamara – regular creative collaborators on the global Disability Film circuit. Blue Pen is an intense short film that focuses on moments of transformation that trigger catastrophic events in our lives. The lens shifts from a diary written in frontline France that seals the fate of a […]
Vital Xposure is in the process of developing an application for Arts Council England’s Change Makers Fund. If our funding application is successful we will be offering a senior leadership training and development programme which will offer mentoring in a professional role, on the job training, ‘go-and-see’ visits and the exploration of a range […]
We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors and support the company through the next stage of development. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who have, although not exclusively, some of the following skills and experiences: – Finance – Fundraising – Communications – Chairing not for profit organisations […]
Julie McNamara talks about the tour that put ‘Let Me Stay’ front page on Brazilian national papers earlier this year. Going to Pernambuco with ‘Let Me Stay’ was one of the most extraordinary adventures of my career so far. It has genuinely changed the direction of my working practices. For example, we are currently looking […]