HIV Voices employs the power of the individual story to explore what it means to live with HIV today. As a writing and performance project, we present on stage a multiplicity of voices from those living with and affected by HIV. We seek to raise awareness about a condition that still affects millions of people around the world despite no longer making front-page news. Although HIV has been widely depicted across both fiction and non-fiction, this has been largely focused on the initial epidemic of the 1980s, and in particular has foregrounded the white, male experience. We want to change that.
We believe in the power of storytelling to change perceptions, inspire, move and mobilise.
Since its inception, HIV Voices has built up a rich relationship with Positive East. The support and advice of Positive East's staff has been instrumental in informing what we do, and we use each of our events as an opportunity to raise money for the charity.
Hugh Wyld - Artistic Director
Jessie Wyld - Learning and Participation Producer
Eve Hedderwick Turner
Allegra Le Fanu
Ian Montgomery - Positive East Fundraising Manager
Christopher Cunniff - Digital Producer
Bakita Kasadha - Workshop Facilitator
Paul Fleming - Consultant