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Liz Porter has been awarded ACE G4A funding to research and develop ‘Learning to See’. Over the next 6 months Liz will work with a great creative team to explore a myriad of ways to bring the story of her life to ‘life’ through sound, music, film visual arts and creative access.

Why try to do it all yourself when you can get help?

2 April 2014


Photo of performer Liz Porter wearing sight aids and holding a cane

Delivering a full-on collaborative R&D project in which you are the main producer, writer, performer and administrator, is always going to be stressful. You could say that this is a character-building experience which will look good on your CV, and this is true. But actually it’s bloody ridiculous because what you want to be doing is immersing yourself in the creative process and letting someone else deal with all the partnership and artist agreements, finance stuff, booking access...

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How do assumptions and perceptions on how visually impaired people communicate inform our lives?

26 March 2014


photo of performer Liz Porter, wearing sight aids and carrying a white cane, set against a red brick wall

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, heading in the right direction, but a long way to go… Part of the research and development strand for ‘Learning to See’ is to work with an established writer through New Writing South’s Writer’s Mentoring scheme. I’ve got four sessions with Mark Hewitt. A key aim being to end up with a good ‘draft’ rehearsal script and sketched ideas on how the other arts disciplines; film, sound and musical input...

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Learning to Dream!

21 January 2014


action shot of the performer Liz Porter in action, caught raising her arms and with an intense facial expression

It’s absolutely brilliant to be given funding to develop your own creative ideas, exciting yet the responsibility is daunting. I’m fascinated about our life stories and how we choose to tell them and how they interrelate with traditional stories and songs where disability appears (either symbolically, metaphorically or literally) in my case visual impairment. Learning and telling traditional stories is one thing, kind of pretty spontaneous for me really you hear or read the story,...

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