Thursday 13 October 2016 6:30 – 10:30 pm William Morris Gallery, E17 4PP

For one night only we will be taking over the William Morris Gallery for an evening of fun and frolics! This event will be a combination of performance, music, poetry and participation that sees Bobby Baker and fellow artists undertake an epic quest to diagnose the east London gallery. ROVING DIAGNOSTIC UNIT™ aims to widen cultural participation whilst inspiring conversations about mental health.

On the night:

Artists Marie Louise Plum, Sara Haq and Kate Rolison will lead Diagnostic Expeditionary Tours of the gallery, using routine psychiatric methods to ask questions.

Marie Louise Plum is a multidisciplinary artist. She draws, paint, collage and collect, sculpt, make objects, installations, and present engaging art performances. Marie is the founder of arts organisation, Mental Spaghetti, supporting and developing art from the margins, working with individuals at risk of social exclusion.

A firm believer in Craftivism (the art of craft and activism), she explores mental health activism and feminism through workshops and in her own practice.

In collaboration with interactive theatre-makers Coney will be the Emotion Police Emancipation Programme.

Rhiannon Armstrong makes engaging artworks for and with those who do not necessarily think of themselves as art audiences, under the lifelong series title Instructions for Empathetic Living. Rhiannon is an associate artist of Coney, whose technology she is using for her work with the Roving Diagnostic Unit.

Renowned poet sean burn plays with words and ideas around mental health, using language to open up the subject and challenge ownership of narratives.

“hi, sean burn here.  i play with words, sometimes conventionally & sometimes un, believing we first owned our voices before they were mostly stolen, languages our first battlefield.   now i write / perform / make outsider art.  i have an international reputation, active involvement in disability arts nationally and am part of mad studies north-east.”

Participate in a workshop where you make personalised ‘power pants’ to help you deal with the challenges of everyday life.

Music comes from singer songwriter Dylan Tighe who, throughout the evening, performs segments from his first and second albums.

Artist and performer Selina Thompson brings her inimitable style to host the infamous Daily Life Ltd Cure All Karaoke.


Led by artist Bobby Baker, Daily Life Ltd. explores and celebrates everyday life, and promotes gender equality. We create great art that makes the mundane marvellous!

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