The Reaction To ‘A Street Performance To Fight Stigma’

Read about this amazing piece of street performance – and the surprising reception Wren received! Well worth a look. It certainly got my day off to an optimistic start. Enjoy xx DB

The Druid Bird

Last week I wrote about the piece that I was going to be performing around my local town centre on Friday- if you want to know what I was doing I wrote a post about it last week that you can read here.

In short, I got the complete opposite reaction to what I was expecting.

I was expecting to be ignored, perhaps to even get some abuse from members of the public- instead they seemed to warmly welcome me. My home town is fairly ‘stiff upper lip’ and very middle class, so for them to react how they did was completely unexpected. I had people coming up to me and starting conversations, telling me about their mental health problems and asking about mine. I had employees coming out of shops to ask for a leaflet and people stopping and smiling encouragingly.

I feel really strange about the whole experience-…

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