08. November 2019 - 19:30 till 21:00
Five Years | Chapel FM Arts Centre | Friday, 08. November 2019
“Let me tell you about Foxwood. A place that my skipping voice would not get me thrown down stairs. Unlike other schools. It was very much like other schools.”
From 1998-2002, Neal Pike attended a special educational needs school in Nottinghamshire. Five Years is about trying to hold on to a sense of who you are during those messy, brutal and mundane years of adolescence. With warmth and humour that cuts to the bone, Neal Pike explores identity, community and the parts of him that were shaped by Foxwood.
Five Years is a return to Foxwood, a collection of stories that have, until now, been held privately. They shape a personal reflection on what it’s like to be a teenager and “disabled”.
“Full of heart, humanity, hurt & some ****** good laughs”Comedian, Lauren Stone.
“Evocative use of language brought Foxwood School to life”New Writing North. Read the full review here.
“The show talks of human-ness, of vulnerability, and ultimately of escaping those boxes.” Disability Arts Online. Read the full review here.
Five Years is a Relaxed Show with specific pre-show information provided here. All performance of Five Years are BSL interpreted.
Content/Trigger Warning: references to sexual abuse and bullying.
Age guidance: 14+
This is a Pay-What-You-Can event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?Parking is very limited at the Centre but there are plenty of options and good public transport links. See our website for more details.
And how much does it cost?We try to keep all our events at Chapel FM as cheap and accessible as possible. This is a Pay-what-you-can event. We like to make as many as our events at Chapel FM truly affordable so we ask you to decide what you can afford to contribute £2, £5, £8... We won't take any money upfront but you can reserve yourself a ticket through eventbrite and then make your contribution on the door on the night. All moneys raised is split between the artists and supporting our work at Chapel FM.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?You can always give Chapel FM a call on 0113 22 55 944