Art of Attachment


Directed by Charlotte Vincent

Composed by Jules Maxwell

Devised by women from Brighton Oasis Project, in collaboration with Vincent Dance Theatre

Everyone has a story to tell. Some demand to be heard.

Brighton Oasis Project is a unique substance misuse treatment service in the heart of Brighton. Throughout 2018, choreographer/director Charlotte Vincent has been working with Brighton Oasis Project to explore the complex emotional bonds that exist between women in recovery from substance misuse and their children, partners, family and friends.

In this hard-hitting, uplifting and insightful production, real-life testimonies combine with visual metaphor and movement to reveal the physical, emotional and psychological impact of drug and alcohol use on relationships and a feeling of belonging.

Art of attachment celebrates the everyday resilience of women and children overcoming adversity, whose stories demand to be seen and heard.

Lemn Sissay is also performing a newly commissioned poem after a series of workshops with Brighton Oasis Project as part of the evening in his role as co-lead artist.

Lemn Sissay MBE, poet/writer/playwright, is Chancellor of the University of Manchester an associate artist at London’s Southbank Centre. Lemn is renowned for nurturing new writers and especially those who are care leavers, enabling them to go on to a life of creativity.

art of attachment is supported by Wellcome Trust.



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