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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.

MY INTERVIEW WITH RUBY WAX

26 July 2008

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Ruby Wax and Dolly Sen

Well, it is online now. Despite the fact I had a cold, that my shirt collar was upturned, and my hair kept getting into my eyes, I thought it was a good interview. (There is a point in the interview where Ruby brushes the hair out my eyes, which I thought was very sweet of her.) We actually talked for about an hour and I liked the fact she asked about how humour has helped me. I keep getting told off for talking about humour and madness in the same breath, and I have even had people say to me,...

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POST BONKERSFESTNESS

22 July 2008

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GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE

15 July 2008

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Waking up this morning has kind of answered the question I posed in my last blog. I can see the London skies are grey now but they weren't when I opened my eyes. Reality changed its mind this morning. The colours of at my window waxed deeper, stronger, wilder; the skies were the colour of a thousand setting suns reflected in the swirl of melting glass; every particle of air had its own individual, unequivocal jewel. Birds were flying free Free FREE across the skies. Trees turned into giant...

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SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE, RUBY WAX, AND LIGHTBULBS

14 July 2008

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Bonkersfest

Allo people, these last few weeks have been busy in the House of the Insen. I was interviewed for a Sunday Times article about pushing madness into the limelight. You can read it online at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/mental_health/article4302640.ece The reason the article was written is because the 3rd Bonkersfest is on this Saturday 19th July on Camberwell Green. BonkersFest! is a free annual one day summer arts and music festival, illuminating and celebrating...

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SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DOG PLEASE

10 July 2008

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Next week is my dog's birthday. Her name is Lux and she will be 3. She is half Staff and half Whippet, so she is a Snippet. She came to my family as a rescue dog who had lived with some junkies who didn't feed her and totally ignored her. She was as skinny as hell when we first saw her and became distressed whenever you turned your back on her. What a horrible start to a life. Those who have read my memoir will know I had similar beginnings. But she, like me, has come through that to be an...

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