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When the Wheels Come Off

WHEN THE WHEELS COME OFF PREMIERE

LIVE ON CEDA'S Facebook pages and on YouTube- https://youtu.be/FXY6KvjwbtY

When the premiere of the film has finished it will be immediatly followed by a live Q+A session- https://youtu.be/zjaM-R7-nCw

 

A cast of Devon-based disabled actors will be joined by Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston in a short film which explores isolation in lockdown. ‘When The Wheels Come Off’ is a new drama which will be premiered online on Thursday 29 October.

CEDA’s company of actors use their performing skills to tell their stories of life and disability. Their work deals with the trials and frustrations, the victories and challenges of everyday life.

‘When The Wheels Come Off’ has been produced as part of CEDA’s ongoing partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre and will be premiered online on Thursday 29 October as part of Unlocktoberfest. To be on the guest list of our watch party being held on 29 October, please register your details below to be updated.

Links to watch the premiere will also be posted on this page on Thursday 29th October. Register above to get a reminder before the premiere and to join in with the live Q+A session. 

The group worked together online to build a story around thoughts, feelings and ideas which they had started to discuss in workshops before lockdown. The drama starts with a news report about Rona, a wheelchair user who was isolated in her flat for over six weeks because the lift was broken. As part of the drama, Rona looks out of the window and the audience hears her thoughts which are voiced by Cherylee Houston.

Actor Cherylee Houston said: “Lockdown has made us all on a level, a place where we can all get into the same virtual room; this for disabled people is very different in life away from COVID. I absolutely loved meeting and working with the CEDA team, it was great to be part of a film which was led by the group members’ ideas and experiences – CEDA are doing great work! I was keen to be part of the project for this very reason – often our stories are untold, and our everyday experiences ignored. It’s great when disabled people are allowed the space to advocate for themselves and tell our stories in our own words. That’s how life will change for us –change how we are included in society, to be allowed our proper place alongside everyone else.”


Sounds from Home

For Amanda Lynch’s current project with CEDA, she is creating collages in response to the disembodied sounds she hears from her lockdown garden. If you would like to be part of the project, please send your own collage inspired by the sounds from your home and garden during lockdown.

Amanda said:

“My place of residence has a garden but I cannot see over the wall, the only physical things I can see are the surrounding flat block, my garden and the top half of the houses built on the other side of the wall accompanied with a distant collection of trees. This has given me the chance to just listen, listen to the things I can’t see, listen for sounds I can recognise, and yet sometimes are not quite sure if what I hear is what I think it is. My online response to Covid-19 is to listen. I believe many people are unable to get out in our current climate and see the everyday but we may be able to hear some these everyday things.”

The collages can be created on paper or digitally, and will be included in an online exhibition and shared via Instagram.

If you are unable to make a collage, you can send recordings of the sounds you hear or a written list of sounds for Amanda to respond to.

Postal submissions should be no bigger than A4 to keep the size consistent within the exhibition.

Please include, your name, sounds, date, time and any social media links where possible.

To follow updates of the work please follow the hashtag #soundsfromhome on Instagram on Ceda Online and Amanda Lynch Art

Amanda Lynch contact information: · Email: Amandalynchart@gmail.com

· Instagram: @AmandaLynchArt

· Facebook: @AmandaLynchart

 


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