History lesson with a difference at the Silk Mill

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Join critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser for a journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference at The Silk Mill in Derby on June 9.

Mat Fraser’s intriguing and sometimes challenging live act uses museum objects and their histories through a blend of drama, comedy and cabaret, film and music hall pastiche, to prompt us to question and rethink our own, as well as society’s, attitudes towards difference.

Drawing on inspiration gained from sifting through the many objects, medical specimens, photographs and papers held in museum collections, Mat explores the part that medical advances and the development of the medical profession have historically played in shaping our present day perceptions of disability.

The doors open at 6pm and there is a drinks reception at 6.15pm. The performance starts at 7pm and lasts about 75 minutes with no interval afterwards there will be a post performance discussion.

Booking is essential and tickets can be bought in advance from The Museum and Art Gallery on The Strand, Derby, via telephone 01332 641901 or at the door on the evening, at The Silk Mill.