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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

Dolly Sen writes a poem while waiting for the gasman under a Lithium Sun -

22 April 2010


Am waiting for the gasman to make an appearance at my mum's so they can fix her boiler, I have done my work for the day, so instead of twiddling my thumbs, I did a bit of writing about bipolar. I was inspired by my friend Lynn Harrison posting 'Lithium' by Nirvana on her FaceBook page. LITHIUM SUN You say my sun shines too bright, but if you have had the dark clouds I've had, you could give nothing less. Yes, sometimes the sun blinds others. But with it, I can just about see where I am going....

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Dolly Sen does BBC Radio Sussex

8 April 2010


I have just moved to Eastbourne. BBC Sussex presenter Danny Pike interviewed me about the stigma attached to being labelled with a mental health condition - as part of Mental Health Action week.

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Dolly Sen Introduces Some Fellow Mad Creatives

4 April 2010


It is good to see the spirit of Mad Pride is alive and well world-wide. Making sure Canada is sorted is Richard Yves Sitoski. He describes himself as protruding nail, 50% hammer. His blog can be found at

Another Mad Prider in London, Hugh Mulhall,  is having his work shown at the BFI season on madness. You can see some of his stuff on youtube

lots of love, Dolly x

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