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Date(s) - 07/06/2018
19:00 - 22:30

Stoke Newington


Vital Xposure presents


Voices from the Knitting Circle


An award-winning documentary that provides a chilling glimpse into the secret worlds and stolen years inside the long care asylums. Were all these people truly Mad, Bad and Dangerous? Who is next?

Julie McNamara created The Knitting Circle in 2013, a theatre production based on the testimonies of people who survived the long care asylums closed in the 1980s. Each of the actors were matched with people who lived or worked inside long stay hospitals.

This short documentary film follows the voices of some of the extraordinary people who entrusted us with their life stories. What reverberates is the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit, and the art of laughter amongst the tears.

“It was love and mischief that saw us through.”  – Mary, aged 80




7 June The Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Doors open: 19.00
Film screening: 19.30 – 20.00
Close: 22.30
Price: £10 / £6 concs (inc complimentary drink)
Info and tickets: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/voices-from-the-knitting-circle

The venue is wheelchair accessible
The film is captioned and audio described
The Q&A is BSL interpreted