The Lancet: Exceptional and extraordinary artists

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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…

Blue Pen, film preview: Breaking the silence

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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…
Picture of Dorothy Lawrence against a white wall.

Censorship of Women's Voices: Interview on Blue Pen

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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…

The Big Issue North: Interview on Hold the Hearse!

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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…

The Making of Hold the Hearse!

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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…

Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum

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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…
© Çağlar Kimyoncu 2016

Work in progress: Blue Pen

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…

12 Months Training Placement

  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…

Join our Board

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…