Go See: Mat Fraser’s Cabinet of Curiosities, with BSL interpretation

Posted on May 13, 2014

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This is a sponsored post.

Join critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser for a journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference.

Mat Fraser’s intriguing and sometimes challenging live act uses museum objects and their histories through a blend of drama, comedy and cabaret, film and music hall pastiche, to prompt us to question and rethink our own, as well as society’s, attitudes towards difference.

Drawing on inspiration gained from sifting through the many objects, medical specimens, photographs and papers held in museum collections, Mat explores the part that medical advances and the development of the medical profession have historically played in shaping our present day perceptions of disability.

Cabinet of Curiosities was commissioned by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester.

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THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM, LEEDS

THURSDAY 5 JUNE 2014, 7PM

(drinks reception from 6.15pm)

Tickets: 0113 205 6521

or 0113 205 6526

Access: 0113 205 6526

THE SILK MILL, DERBY

MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014, 7PM

(drinks reception from 6.15pm)

Tickets: 01332 641901

Access: 01332 641901

MANCHESTER MUSEUM

TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014, 7.30PM

(drinks reception from 6.30pm)

Tickets: 0161 275 2635

Access: 0161 275 2648

All performances will be BSL interpreted. For more information and for tickets please contact the venue.

A discussion will follow each show.

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