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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

SHIT, NOW I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT LIFE

1 May 2008

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In a couple of weeks uni will be over with until the autumn and today I have come to the realisation I will be slowing down activity-wise and have more time to think. Uni has been so much fun and an outlet for my exploding creativity. It has also helped me so much. This year alone it has nursed me through an epilepsy diagnosis and a broken heart. Most of my fellow students are looking forward to the holidays - not me. I guess I can climb a few mountains in the lake district but what I prefer is...

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POETRY

1 May 2008

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Pavement Poem Do not step here my dreams have fallen out of my pocket, and are hard to find again. Don’t grind them into the ground Otherwise I will have to wait for the rain to run into the cracks to the feed the daisies to push them back up again Sleep Walk Did you sleep well? No, I made a few mistakes. The truth keeps interupting. I don’t know how to end the dream. I forget to dot the tease And cross the eyes. Poor Dali, Making movies on how I see the world With dyslexic dogs...

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The World is made out of Cardboard

1 May 2008

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Sorry guys, it's been way too long since I last blogged properly here. It's just I have been so busy and I have been living in a cardboard box. No, I am not homeless. I have been a set designer for a super16mm film called 'HERON'. It is written and directed by my adopted son Gary. The main character Edgar Gregory lives in a room made out of cardboard, cardboard bed, desk, mug and computer. One night he meets a heron... That's all I am going to tell you, but basically it...

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COME TO LADYFEST

1 May 2008

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Hello, I will be part of Ladyfest London's film festival, presenting films along the lines of mental health, on Saturday 10th May at Islington Arts Factory. Go to http://www.ladyfestlondon.co.uk/ for more info.

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MY FILM IN CANNES

1 May 2008

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I had my documentary film about schizophrenia shown at Cannes this is year in one of the minor festivals www.cannesinavan.com
As part of that festival, 'Life as a Side Effect' will be shown at the The Movieum of London, where you can rub shoulders with Storm Troopers and Indiana Jones. How cool is that?

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