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Autism Anglia presents Neurofantastic! *

Autism Anglia Presents: Neurofantastic!
with Rosie King, Daniel Wakeford and Mary-Ann Ambrose.

Why is everyone so worried about being ‘normal’ and why do we feel that we have to fit ourselves into labelled boxes when we have the potential to be so much more?
Come and join us for a celebration of individuality, creativity and neurodiversity with three amazing people.

Rosie King
The ‘nation’s favourite autistic non-binary queer punk activist’ was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of nine. At the age of 13 Rosie presented the Emmy Award-winning children’s documentary ‘My Autism and Me’ and has since gone on to give talks worldwide, including her acclaimed TED talk, ‘How Autism Freed Me to be Myself’ which has been viewed almost 2 million times online and was beamed live to over 150 countries. She currently writes for the BBC and has illustrated children’s books about autism.

Rosie has a burning desire to make the world a more tolerant and accepting place for autistic people and will be talking with her mother, author Sharon King, about her own experience of autism and family life with her two non-verbal siblings, Daisy and Lenny.

Daniel Wakeford
Daniel is a singer songwriter from Brighton, UK.
He has been crafting pure and ecstatic pop music since 2009, and in 2016 released his latest CD, The Songs of Gigs. Daniel is a charismatic performer who has performed on stages around the UK and in Europe, including representing the UK in the European Song Festival where he performed at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Sweden with a performance that has amassed almost 15,000 views on YouTube.
Recently, Daniel won the hearts of the nation when he appeared on Channel 4’s ‘The Undateables’.
“A legend and an inspiration”- Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music.
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Mary-Ann Ambrose
Colchester’s very own Mary-Ann Ambrose, “The Emotional Poet”, brings her own brand of raw and emotive spoken word to Colchester Arts Centre.
“Mary-Ann takes the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions whilst educating them about autism from a uniquely personal perspective.”- Dan Clark, The John Peel Centre.

We are striving for this show to be as accessible as possible for all members of our community. We will be operating a ‘relaxed’ policy to noise, will have basic stage lighting and the whole show will be interpreted by a British Sign Language interpreter. If you have any further accessibility requirements please contact Jonathan Marriott on, or the arts centre via 01206 500900 or

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.

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