The Invisible Cabaret Podcast about mental health and creativity is delighted to start off the New Year by chatting to opera soprano, Bria Lovegrove (née Kelly). She shares her experience of how training as a professional classical singer affected her mental health, visiting areas such as OCD, perfectionism, self-medicating, the impact on her bank balance and the “grin and bear it” culture she experienced at conservatoire. Do the classical arts glamorise tragedy?
Keeping it in the family… Ferrero Rochelle’s Dad, Brian, is a top-notch therapist with decades of experience under his belt. Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose chat to him about the CBT, EMDR, life as a therapist, mental health medication, working in a high-security mental health hospital, and how to get the most out of your therapy experience.
More creativity and mental health chat with Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose! We had the pleasure of chatting to illustrator and sex-educator, Elyssa Rider, about her experience of EMDR therapy, managing burnout as a freelance content creator, and representing the world as she thinks it ought to be.
Burlesque artist, host and all-round powerhouse Curly Chaos joins Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, to chat about what creativity and mental health means to her. Expect a rip-roaring half-hour adventure through dance, periods, psychotherapy and mutilating rubber ducks. Strap in, lads.
Creativity and mental health geeks Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by singer-songwriter and composer, Robert Hallow, of the alt-folk-rock band, Robert Hallow and the Holy Men, to talk about his experience of art and mental wellbeing.
Invisible Cabaret charters new waters this week, as we venture outside the troupe to talk about creativity and mental health with artists in other fields… starting with Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer!
Our mental health and creativity podcast hits its 10th episode! And who better to celebrate with than another Invisible Cabaret stalwart, the sexy chanteuse, lipstick lesbian and baddest of asses, Dee Dee La Femme.
In this episode of the mental health podcast through the lens of creativity, burlesque performer, drag king and Invisible Cabaret troupe member Petit Pois joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose. We talk to Petit Pois about her love of performing, creating characters, removing layers and shaping art inspired by her experiences of depression.
‘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.’
Burlesque siren/ Norwegian nymph/ Invisible Cabaret troupe member Ida Sanguine joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose to talk about creativity and mental health, her ‘knack for sensual movement,’ being a dancer in lockdown, burlesque and feminism.