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The News Agents - 21st April 2018

The News Agents - 21st April 2018

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Lucy Newlyn shares the world of bipolar disorder in her uncompromising and intelligent book, 'Diary of a Bipolar Explorer' (Signal Books). 'Newlyn doesn't flinch as she explores the relationship between bipolar disorder and exactly the kind of mindset that has made her a poet and a writer.' - Stewart Lee. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.com.

Comments

Caroline Gregory

A very interesting and stirring show. Made me think of the discussion that exists around people who are experiencing periods of extreme unrest, in this context spoken of as a mental or spiritual "awakening" or "becoming", and being commonly mistaken for "disorder" or "sickness". There was a time not so long ago when we were more holding and embracing of mental/emotional differences. Lucy's account of her experience of the violence of her sectioning was painful to hear and made me think of a wonderful film called "Lars and the real Girl" not the same, however a really heartening example of how a community not only looks after but enjoys one of their own , who does not necessarily fit into ideas of "normal" Thanks Jude stimulating as ever!

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I learnt such a lot from this memorable interview.

Thank you Lucy Newlyn and Resonance fm.

Lucy's courage and stoicism is remarkable, as is the precise and phlegmatic way she describes moments of personal terror.

By disclosing her experiences in this way, she broadened my understanding of what I now perceive as unusual but deeply human cognition and emotion.

And that poem about Stigma is terrific.

Chris Mann - Grahamstown-Rhini, South Africa.

Paul Wady
Paul Wady

It is now a common practice for students to put a plaster or a cover on the small camera's that are on the top of their laptop screens. I personally had mine turned on in a Holiday Inn one night in Newcastle. I was literally hacked via the wifi. Not so far fetched... However - remember that is all you have to worry about. Phones and in built computer camera's. Everything else is the mind. Imagine how much work would be needed to survey your life? That is a huge amount of audio/video to process. A fortune in workers processing the information. No ones listening to your phone call. I doubt most of us are that important to anyone else.

Paul Wady
Paul Wady

The strength and bravery shines through as Lucy explained how the ordinary world of people is a minefield of attitudes and un necessary prejudices. Books and interviews like this are important to raise maturity amongst others, let alone simple awareness as they always say. An important and moving interview.