The Cabinet of Secret Lives ( A film installation)

by Arty Party in Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom

The Cabinet of Secret Lives ( A film installation)


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by August 5th 2019 at 10:17pm

The creation of atmospheric stories on film, performed by Arty Party learning disabled actors. Presented to you in a Cabinet of Secret Lives

by Arty Party in Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom

Arty Party, are an incredible team of performers, artists, storytellers, writers, dancers, actors with learning disabilities who come together to share their artistry on the canvas, on film, on paper and on the dance floor.

Arty Party have been sharing phenomenal award winning films in disability and main stream film festivals around the world. Many of Arty Partys films come from the members own stories, own dances and own lives. Our installation entitled 'Four Solos in the Wild' (  was exhibited in the Tate Modern in spring 2018.

We work with professional artists with and without disabilities to produce work which defies stereotypes in its quality, power and messages.

(Image - Chris Nash ) We need your help to support our next exciting project 'The Cabinet of Secret Lives'

Arty Party will be adapting writings by NYT best selling author Jeff Vandermeer (Annihilation). To produce fragments and images of stories viewed through draws, doors, openings and peep holes in an antiquated cabinet. These unique stories will be narrated by radio broadcaster, musician and writer Mark Radcliffe.

We feel that these stories echo parts of our own lives and like us are full of unexpected magic 

This installation will visit galleries, theatres, and film festivals in 2020.

For this project to happen, to light the fuse on our creativity, we need a little help from lots of people. We need to raise £4000 to support the production of this work. £1000 will enable us to make the filmed works everything we want them to be, to be able to get support from film industry experts in writing our scripts and to travel together to film in the right locations. It will also support us in honing our acting and screenwriting skills.

£1000 will also trigger funding from the Arts Council who have pledged support for the project.

We are excited about this project and feel confident that with your help 'The Cabinet of Secret Lives' will capture curiosity, spark new ways of seeing and celebrate the power of differance.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

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Special edition - Jeff Vandermeer's novel Borne

A beautiful limited edition of the Complete Borne (Subterranean Press) Sci Fi novels by Jeff Vandermeer. Author of Annihilation

£10 or more

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Y - an album on cd by E L Heath

Tŷ is the 4th album on Wayside and Woodland from Shropshire based multi-instrumentalist, The album is Welsh-language pop music bursting with space, texture and the joy of collaboration, incorporating a winding collection of themes, topics and styles. The absurd humour of Ivor Cutler and the laconic delivery of Kevin Ayres are strong inspiration.

£10 or more

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Free taster arts workshop with Arty Party

Free taster arts workshop with Arty Party A free Arty Party taster workshop for anyone with a learning disability new to Arty Party at our Art, Dance and Physical Theatre sessions in Shrewsbury and Telford.

£15 or more

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10% off Snapdragon Wholefoods

10% off at Snap Dragon Wholefoods Shrewsbury A one off 10% voucher to spend at the fabulous and yummy Snap Dragon Wholefoods in the Shrewsbury Indoor Market.

£15 or more

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10% off record & book purchases at 'Left for Dead'

10% off record & book purchases at 'Left for Dead' Enjoy a 10% off voucher for one off purchases at Shropshire's grooviest record shop 'Left For Dead' on the Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury.

£15 or more

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10% off voucher for hiring a River Severn canoe

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£20 or more

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Signed Annihilation Sci Fi novel - Jeff Vandermeer

Selection of beautiful foreign language versions of the novel including signed postcards by the author

£25 or more

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Secret Lives by Jeff Vandermeer - Signed.

Beautiful signed and numbered limited edition of this great collection of other worldly stories.

£30 or more

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20% off voucher Vintage Wedding DJ's services

10% off a Vintage wedding evening package Includes the vintage suitcase style DJ booth Based upon an average performance time of 7pm until midnight Mirror ball with follow-spot light for the perfect first dance moment Fully controllable lighting system which can be adjusted to coordinate with the music and to change the mood throughout the evening Full PA and speaker system.

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