Social Engagement

Art of Attachment


Throughout 2017/18, Brighton Oasis Project is programming a range of research and artistic workshops and activity based on the theme of attachment involving participants affected by substance misuse from Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Throughout 2018, choreographer/director Charlotte Vincent has been facilitating workshops with women and children from 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. Vincent has also taken part in a panel discussion at Fabrica Gallery, delivered talks about the project at University of Sussex and Jubilee Library, recorded conversations with co-lead Artist Lemn Sissay, interviewed a range of professionals working with attachment and substance misuse and devised a new production devised by women from Brighton Oasis Project, in collaboration with Vincent Dance Theatre.

Directed by Vincent, real-life testimonies combine with movement and text to reveal the physical, emotional and psychological impact of drug and alcohol use on relationships and a feeling of belonging.

Everyone has a story to tell. Art of Attachment celebrates the everyday resilience of women and children overcoming adversity, whose stories demand to be seen and heard.

Art of Attachment is supported by Wellcome Trust.

For more information and to keep up to date with the project, see the Art of Attachment Facebook page.