Hi, my name’s Lisette Auton. I’m a disabled writer, poet, spoken word performer, theatre maker and activist – basically, I do stuff with words. You can find out more here: www.lisetteauton.co.uk
I’m proud of the amazing disabled artists, their work and their talent that we have in the North East and I want to show it off, and to give anyone who identifies as in/visibly disabled or chronically ill the chance to show off their talent too. And to meet each other too – that has been massively important to me and I hope we can build on the connections we make here to get the Disability Arts scene in the North East firmly on the map.
An evening with Lisette Auton is a night of celebration, of art and words. Of performances, open mic, quizzes, a range of food and drinks (fully licenced if that floats your boat) and, most importantly, a bit of cake on the side!
If you identify as disabled – come! Enjoy! Give the open mic a whirl!
If you don’t identify as disabled – come! Enjoy! Listen, delight, learn and soak up a spectacular evening of Art and Solidarity.
This event is FREE but booking is essential, via the Eventbright link in this post, or by contacting [email protected] , or by phoning 0191 6910203. Whichever works best for you. This gives us an idea of numbers and how much cake to bake.
Want to perform on the open mic? Spoken word, short story, flash fiction, poetry, song, music, comedy, cabaret – a mixture of all of the above – anything goes! Get in touch via [email protected] so that we can make sure our BSL interpreter can see your work beforehand and we can pop the text up on the screen and I can audio describe your shenanigans! Nervous about performing? Don’t be! This is the place for you to be supported and whooped spectacularly. Need some encouragement or got some questions – email me, happy to help in any way that gets your work out there.
Children are welcome but a PG+ warning is advised as there will be strong language.
BSL Interpreted Performance.
Relaxed Performance – leave, move around, make noise, respond as you and your body wants and needs to.
Step free access and accessible gender neutral loos.
Doors open 7pm. Event begins at 8pm. It will last for 2 hours maximum, including breaks, with time afterwards to natter, eat and drink. I like a good natter.
Any questions regarding access, or anything I can do to make you feel as welcome as possible, contact me via [email protected]
I will have forgotten something. I’m scared of getting this wrong, it’s a huge learning curve for me too, but with your help we can make this night pretty darn fabulous. Any suggestions, contact me and we can work it out together: [email protected]
Getting to Thought Foundation:
Address and phone number (postcode works for directions with google maps, and there will be a TF sandwich board on the corner, guiding you in…)
Tel: 0191 691 0203
Central to both Newcastle and Durham, with approximate bus journey times of 30 minutes from both locations.
Bus 21 (Angel) from Newcastle & Durham stops outside Memorial Cottages, which is a matter of seconds away from us. The bus runs right through the night, so no worries about staying late for a beverage or three.
For more information, visit https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/timesfares/21
You can also cycle as there are cycling lanes on Durham Road and cycle parking in the yard.
For this event we have the use of the Clarity House Car Park, just next to Thought Foundation.
‘On street' parking is available adjacent to Thought Foundation. Please park responsibly, never on Durham Road please!
We are a five minute walk from Birtley town centre where there is ample parking on Harraton Terrace (behind the high street).
Email [email protected]
Phone 0191 691 0203