‘When people ask me “did you always know you wanted to be a nurse?”, I have to answer honestly: No. But I’ve found that performing complements, and even contributes to, my job in ways I never expected.’
In Episode 6 of the mental health podcast, regular hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose joined by dancer and cabaret sister Belle Bluestocking to talk about mental health and creativity, and what the two mean to her. Belle opens up about dancing through her emotions, her beloved Sylvia Plath, and why ‘toxic positivity’ can be damaging to our mental health.
Episode 5 of #InvisiblePodcast brings you an interview with London-based actor and our ‘resident clown’, Kate Mounce, AKA Mouncealot. Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose enjoy a fun and meaningful chat about the art of clowning, CPTSD and BPD, laughing at vs. laughing with, trauma and its effects on the body, navigating vulnerability in performance, and making work that comes from your deepest, raw self. All in about half an hour. Who says we’re not having a productive quarantine?
Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose chat to Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Bolly Ditz Dolly, about burlesque, Bollywood and bhajis. Ditz has performed her unique brand of fusion-inspired neo-burlesque all over the shop, from Bitten Peach, OwPHWOARd and I Need to Cher, to being crowned the winner of Burlesque Idol UK 2019. In this episode, we explore her journey to burlesque, her creative process, and her passion for cooking samosas from scratch.
On this episode of the podcast devoted to mental health and creativity, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by troupe member Miss Mustardseed: a critical care nurse and key worker by day; creative by night. We chat about how the pandemic is affecting her life and mental health, eating disorder recovery, and how creativity has become a vital outlet for her (along with roller derby and binging Try Guys videos).
A new venture for these indoorsy times! Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they talk about the intersections between mental health and the creative arts.
Join us at the Bedford, a stunning pub and live events venue in Balham, on Sunday 3rd November, for an evening of burlesque and cabaret – all themed around mental health, as always.