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Interactive Panel Discussion: Sensory Storytellers

Credit: Antipsychotic – Matt McCorkle

How do we make stories by, for and about neurodivergent experiences and mental health?

This event will explore the role of the immersive arts in understanding the diversity of human experience, and how we can use it to improve our wellbeing and perhaps even make us more compassionate to one another.  


• Jane Green- Founder and Chair of SEDSConnective
• Lennie Varvarides – Founder of MSFT Management & DYSPLA
• Simon Wilkinson – Co-director of BRiGHTBLACK

Moderated by Sarah Ticho

This will be a free event.

This interactive panel discussion will draw on themes within the Embodied Realities exhibition.

Speakers bios

Jane Green MBE
Jane trained as a secondary school and special needs teacher. She is Founder and Chair of SEDSConnective a charity supporting neurodivergent and symptomatic hypermobile people.

She appears regularly on radio and TV including Inside Health Radio 4, and regularly presents on education, safeguarding and Special educational needs and disabilities ( SEND ) education at Westminster and national conferences.. She is disabled, multiply neurodivergent and parent carer for her eldest neurodivergent adult child.

She received an MBE this year for services to neurodivergent people and those with related joint hypermobility conditions including Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

Lennie Varvarides
Lennie Varvarides is a first generation Cypriot, born in London to immigrant parents and brought up in the rag trade. Lennie studied Visual Arts at UAL and has an MA in Writing for Performance from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

MSFT LTD was incorporated in 2011 and represents professional actors for the entertainment industry. and DYSPLA was incorporated in 2013 to produce and develop the work of Neurodivergent storymakers with continued project funding from the Arts Council England.

DYSPLA produces film, theatre and installation and is an advocacy for the Neurodivergent creative advantage. As Creative Director, Lennie runs DYSPLA_Chat, a peer-to-peer monthly gathering of like-minded Neurodivergent creatives, to discuss Neurodivergent creativity, methodology, and strategy.

Simon Wilkinson
Simon Wilkinson makes playable, immersive artworks which have featured at Tate Modern and toured to 36 nations in the past decade. He is co-director of BRiGHTBLACK, a POC / neurodiverse led arts company based in London / Brighton.

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