Dandifest – The Movie

The Norwich Dandies is a group of contemporary artists, poets and performers who first came together at St Margaret’s Church of Art on St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, in May 2010.

This film, ‘Dandifest The Movie’, commissioned by the Dandies, shows the 2014 launch, highlighting the work of Vince Laws, Eloise O’Hare, Christina Sabberton, Ann Nicholls, and Dugald Ferguson.

Within the 6 minute film Vince performs the poem My Mental Helmet.

The film was made by Shelly Telly, aka Michelle Savage.

The next Dandifest is being planned for April/May 2017. norwichdandys@gmail.com

Dandifest brought so many people together to celebrate art, creativity and diversity. Norwich has not had anything like this for a long, time. It made art accessible; not just in terms of physical access, which was acknowledged, but culturally. I saw people walk past and then come back to investigate, amazed at what they saw. St Margaret’s Church of Art is a shrine to those artists who still believe in the community approach of bringing art to everyone.

Ann Young, Disability Arts Online

Independent art by people who have the cultural enrichment of society as one of their evident aims is something everyone can get involved in, for their subject matter is us and everyone and their art is about our lives, our dreams and our dressing-up boxes.

Marcus Dickey Horley, Tate Modern


See more of Vince’s work at www.vincelaws.com and Disability Arts Online