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Born (1977) and live in London, UK
Graduated from Rose Bruford drama school, BA in European Theatre Arts – 2004

estherbunting@gmail.com

Esther speaks, writes, performs and facilitates around themes of nudity and self acceptance, with feminism and all inclusivity at core.

For all interviews and panel discussions see here

For Esther Bunting on Vimeo see here

@spiritedbodies on Twitter

Panel Discussion

August 2018 at Mall Galleries, called ‘The Body Beautiful?’ about the significance of physical beauty in art.

Girl in Suitcase performances

Girl in Suitcase – an ever-evolving performance of interactive theatre, dance and life art:

  • March 2018 – Equinox Performance, Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • October 2016 – Panic Sermons, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London
  • August 2016 – Fragmented Identities, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
  • April 2016 – Architectures of Identity, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
  • March 2016 – Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • May 2015 – Dandifest, Norwich
  • March 2015 – Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • June 2014 – Hampstead School of Art, London
  • March 2014 – Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • August 2011 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
  • August 2011 – Mascara Bar, London

Spirited Bodies events

Spirited Bodies – a selection of the many events and workshops I have directed:

  • ongoing women’s sessions – Stories of Women, feminist life drawing – at the Feminist Library, London
  • May 2018 – Stories of Women with Lucy (mixed), at Hampstead School of Art, London
  • March 2018 – Truth is Beauty with Claire Collison at Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London
  • January 2018 – Good Girls Reveal All, JWT Knightsbridge (with Valentina Rock)
  • November 2017 – Women of the World Festival, Horsecross Centre, Perth, Scotland (women only, Aimee presenting then multi-
  • model discussion)
  • October 2017 – The Mansion, Totnes, Bodykind Festival
  • August 2017 – Whitespace, Norloch House, Edinburgh (with All The Young Nudes)
  • July 2017 and ongoing – at The Feminist Library, Stories of Women series
  • November 2016 – at The Fawcett Society Spirit of Women Changemakers conferences in London and Manchester
  • August 2016 – Studio 24, Edinburgh (with All The Young Nudes)
  • July 2016 – Lewisham Arthouse, London (sound & movement with life drawing)
  • March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – Women of the World festival, Southbank, London
    (women only, live and recorded interviews)
  • April 2016 – St John’s Church, London (Loving Bodies charity event)
  • December 2015 – Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London (soundbath event)
  • November 2015 – Bargehouse Oxo Wharf, London (soundbath event)
  • September 2014 – The Plough and Harrow, Leytonstone, London (interview event)
  • June 2014 – Skylight Centre, Highbury, London (interview event)
  • November 2013 – Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, London (women only)
  • October 2013 – St John’s Church, London (with London Drawing)
  • August 2013 – Mall Galleries, London
  • July 2013 – St Giles Church, Edinburgh
  • July 2013 – The Flying Duck, Glasgow (with All The Young Nudes)
  • February 2013 – Mall Galleries, London
  • October 2012 – Battersea Arts Centre, London (with London Drawing)
  • February 2012 – Battersea Arts Centre, London (with London Drawing)
  • August 2011 – Mall Galleries, London
  • April 2011 – Mall Galleries, London
  • November 2010 – Mall Galleries, London

Playwrighting and performance

In addition to Girl in Suitcase, I have written and performed the following plays:

  • October 2017 – ‘Carving Our Caves’, at cave Pimlico, Auntie Freeeze festival, London, with Ursula Troche
  • September 2009 – ‘Assisting Sara’, Battersea Arts Centre, London, with Rebecca Bunting
  • March 2009 – ‘An Ordered Kaosz’, Telegraph Hill Festival, London, with Szilvi Keffert

Acting

Selected acting roles in live theatre:

  • October 2008 – ‘Salome’, 2nd Skin Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London
  • Nov/Dec 2006 – ‘Remembering Rose’, Greenwich Playhouse, London
  • November 2005 – ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, The Landor Theatre, London

Life modelling

Some of the countless venues in which I have modelled – London, unless stated:

  • Heatherley’s School of Fine Art
  • Mall Galleries
    • Hesketh Hubbard
    • New English Art Club
    • The Pastel Society
  • The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • The British Museum
  • The Royal Academy of Arts
  • The Royal Drawing School
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • University of the Arts
    • Byam Shaw
    • Camberwell
    • Central St Martin’s
    • Chelsea
    • Wimbledon School of Art
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