Bobby Baker demonstrates how she achieves that ultimate 'wellbeing' factor - from working-out to chilling out, via the kitchen sink, Bobby's wellness roadshow investigates how to get better at feeling better - cup of tea included.
Bobby has developed this brand new show out of her own experiences of illness and hard-won recovery.
Designed in collaboration with sculptor Charlie Whittuck, an extraordinary set of fantastical 'recovery' apparatus promises surprises galore as well as state-of-the-art technical equipment, all developed with wellbeing in mind.
Follow Bobby's expert example and join her on the road to wellness - and beyond.
'I would go without food for a week just to get a ticket for her next show.' Nigel Slater, The Observer
'Exceptionally funny, Bobby Baker is a performance artist of rare quality and distinction.' Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
In a career which spans nearly four decades Bobby Baker has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies, made a life-sized edible version of her family and driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck screaming at passers-by through a megaphone to 'pull yourselves together.'
Her touring exhibition 'Diary Drawings - Mental Illness and Me' premiered at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2009, and the accompanying book of the same name was the Mind Book of the Year 2011.
Mad Gyms & Kitchens has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Unlimited encourages collaborations and partnerships between disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to create original and exciting works. Twenty-nine Unlimited Commissions have been awarded.
Recommended for ages 12 and over.
This event is BSL Interpreted on Tuesday 4 September at 7pm and on Sunday 9 September at 1pm. Please notify a member of staff on arrival to be shown to the best seats for viewing the interpreter.
Blue Room, Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall
Meet Bobby Baker at Level 2 Ticket Office, Royal Festival Hall