Restless is an arts activism project about community, visibility and voice for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Restless is about walking in coastal landscapes and using that experience to write poems and songs that talk about survivor journeys - of exposure, navigating challenging territory and being on the edge.
In May 2021, Viv is walking just over 100 miles from Starcross to Plymouth on the South Devon Coast Path to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and National Walking Month as part of the Restless project.
Alongside this we are running the #MyLineInTheSand campaign for survivors and allies to share messages of community, connection and belonging.
Cutting Out is part show, part installation, part collective act of resistance. It is about bearing witness to the 11 million adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the UK - a public act of mourning for 11 million lost childhoods - with silly bits to make it all bearable.
Viv cuts out chains of paper dolls - each doll represents one heroic story of survival - she wants to make 11 million of them and she needs your help....
The Book of Jo looks at what happens when life falls apart.
How can we maintain hope when the worst happens?
And why do bad things happen anyway?
A woman faced with a rare and random terminal diagnosis sits in the debris of her life contemplating meaning and social justice with the dubious help of the old testament story The Book of Job
“The story is unapologetically, unflinchingly told, with sadness,
desperation, rage and wry humour. This is theatre that seeps into the soul and stays with you for weeks.” - Robin Peters, Director at Strode Theatre