A Ramble Through Aberystwyth OR On Being Insane in Sane Places.
An Autobiographic Walking Performance Through History, Place, Family, and Madness in Aberystwyth by Dewi Evans
Insanity strolls through Dewi’s mind (like we’ll stroll through Aberystwyth), and he wants to show you where he lost his mind. He wants to share with you those intimate places where his family lived and where he visited during the summer on unforgettable, beautiful, and ecstatic holidays by the sea. Dewi also wants to show you the dark places, the places where he lost hope, and the place where he stopped, having written goodbye on a scrap of paper, only to be saved by Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.
This autobiographical walking tour will take you on a three-hour ramble around Aberystwyth starting at the train station and finishing approximately one-third of the way our Constitution Hill. A Ramble Through Aberystwyth OR On Being Insane In Sane Places charts experiences of Madness of the artist and tour guide Dewi Evans while studying at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. Providing insight into lived experience of Madness, this piece flirts with the concept of a guided tour, and uses humour, personal narratives, and family history to ask the question, 'what is it like to be insane in sane places?'
Trigger warning: This piece references to self-harm, suicide ideation, suicide attempts, substance dependency, depression, and psychosis and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 16 years old.
Please Note: 100% of the profits from this production will be split between Mind Aberystwyth and Samaritans Aberystwyth & Mid Wales to support the vital work they do in supporting people with mental illness in the local area.
If you are struggling to cope and need someone to speak to please contact The Samaritans on 116 123 or via email at Jo@Samaritans.org