Set inside a shipping container Unkindest Cut is intimate and intricate. Interweaving classical Indian dance, spoken word and film with an interactive light and sound installation the work responds to the complex issues around young people and mental health. It integrates their voices and stories into the heart of the work to create a world that is emotionally rich and sensitive whilst offering a safe space for audiences to reflect and engage with.

Unkindest Cut is a collaboration with audio visual artists Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden and lighting designer Aideen Malone, and developed in association with Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Partha Banerjea and the South London and Maudsley Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Unkindest Cut has received financial support from Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust to tour 6 UK science festivals between Oct 2018 & Mar 2019; we will work in each community with young people and science festival communicators to create a series of complementary workshops and discussion events. 

Sidmouth Science Festival, 4-7 Oct
IF Oxford, 17-21 Oct
Battle Festival, 26-28 Oct
Swansea Science Festival, 8 Nov
Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity,
15 & 16 Feb 2019
Cambridge Science Festival, 13 & 14 Mar 2019

Summer 2016 at Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

Arts Council EnglandPavilion Dance South West and Maudsley Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). Participation and engagement supported by Bedford Creative Arts