18 March 2020
At Candid Arts Trust, London.
This show at Candid Arts Trust was one of my most raw and intimate performances of story-telling and life drawing theatre.
I dipped into my teenage mind and returned to Torrens Street, London in the 1990s, where the urban walls witnessed an extraordinary coming of age.
From my early life yearning for a different state of being, to an awakening in underground clubs and alternative culture… from beginning my adult life in Soho peepshows and an Old Street dungeon, to becoming a leading model in the London life drawing scene… this performance brought together many elements of my formative years.
It took place just a few days before the first UK lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, so I was especially grateful that it was able to go ahead. It absolutely felt right, and gave me a feeling of completion that left me more ready to face a brave new world in the months ahead.
Seeing and sharing something precious with a few friends was soulful.
Recording of the live performance (1 hour 43 minutes).
Video recorded and edited by Cy Wol.
This video is free to access but if you would like to make a donation towards my work as an artist, it would be highly appreciated as the performance was entirely self-funded – paypal.me/EstherBunting
Photos of the live performance.
Drawings made by audience members during the performance.
Promo image for the performance.