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Victoria Firth

Victoria Firth My name is Victoria and I’m a performer, theatre maker and director from Yorkshire.

Operating as usual

If you want to know more about my one woman show 'How to be amazingly happy!' coming to Enable Us Project, Sheffield  TO...
05/04/2022
Sile Sibanda - 31/03/2022 - BBC Sounds

If you want to know more about my one woman show 'How to be amazingly happy!' coming to Enable Us Project, Sheffield TOMORROW, 6th April - have a listen to me chatting to Sile Sibanda on the BBC sounds app (Jump to 1:11:40) https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0bt9z0d
and if you want tickets you can get them here!
https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/event/how-to-be-amazingly-happy-bsl-performance/

Fun and conversation with Sile, plus up-and-coming local talent.

01/04/2022

NEWS:
Just passing on that wonderful Victoria Firth, of the
Care, Courage & Comedy
Emotipod episode (links in bio if you’d like to listen)
wanted to let you know about
PUSHING BUTTER (accompanying her live performance The Butter Piece) - has curated a collection of writing featuring amazing contributors and images.
Take a look (link below or via Victoria Firth]) -
wonderful stuff 🧡🧡🧡
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http://tiny.cc/pushingbutter
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@orrow_amy_bell
@jade.blackstock
Victoria Firth]
@hollyrevellphotography
@redhankylady
@lecturingsumner
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#arts #artsy #artstagram #artsandculture #artsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #emotionalhealth #mentalhealth #creatives #creativewriting

Oh LOOK!Some spring dates for my show HOW TO BE AMAZINGLY HAPPY! have popped up🌼🌱🌿🌻🌺Wed 6th April @ Enable Us Project Sh...
31/03/2022

Oh LOOK!
Some spring dates for my show HOW TO BE AMAZINGLY HAPPY! have popped up🌼🌱🌿🌻🌺

Wed 6th April @ Enable Us Project Sheffield
Wed 27th April @ The Old Courts Wigan
Sat 14th May The Civic, Barnsley

Be lovely to see you there - all the details here🔻
http://www.victoriafirth.co.uk/howtobeamazinglyhappy/

"What if, like a ploughed field,...Our bodies could open"Writing that moves me every time I read it, from Orrow Amy Bell...
30/03/2022

"What if, like a ploughed field,...Our bodies could open"

Writing that moves me every time I read it, from Orrow Amy Bell in PUSHING BUTTER - a collection of thoughts on bodies, materials, ageing, shame, queerness, performance and live art.🔻

Read more here, alongside other inspiring contributions from Ursula Martinez
Holly Revell
Jade Blackstock & Gillian Dyson

Photography by Matt Rogers & Coralie Datta with thanks to Ellie Harrison. Editing by Jodean Leigh Sumner. Design by Shelly Ramsdale.

https://issuu.com/victoriafirth/docs/pushing_butter

#feminist #dance #liveart #performance #writing #ageing #shame #disruption

"I was worried that I might not be able to hide my waning confidence, and if so, the act, which requires uber confidence...
29/03/2022

"I was worried that I might not be able to hide my waning confidence, and if so, the act, which requires uber confidence would be compromised."

Ursula Martinez writing in PUSHING BUTTER - a collection of insights and artist thoughts from behind the scenes of live art, performance & photography about the body.

Read more here, alongside other inspiring contributions from
Orrow Amy Bell
Holly Revell
Jade Blackstock &
Gillian Dyson
Edited by Jodean Leigh Sumner
And with images from Matt Rogers & Coralie Datta

https://issuu.com/victoriafirth/docs/pushing_butter

#feminist #cabaret #liveart #performance #photography #writing #ageing #disruption

"I suggest that performance actions...contribute to a destruction of the clean and proper body, in order to challenge no...
25/03/2022

"I suggest that performance actions...contribute to a destruction of the clean and proper body, in order to challenge notions of the feminine."

Gillian Dyson in PUSHING BUTTER - a journal of beautifully radical thoughts about our performing bodies.

Read more here, alongside other inspiring contributions from
Orrow Amy Bell
Ursula Martinez
Holly Revell
& Jade Blackstock

https://issuu.com/victoriafirth/docs/pushing_butter

"I've been interested in acts of compaction and materials that have gone through a number of processes or some sort of s...
24/03/2022

"I've been interested in acts of compaction and materials that have gone through a number of processes or some sort of state change. It's partly to look at time..."

@jade.blackstock in PUSHING BUTTER - A new collection of writing on art making and the self inspired by THE BUTTER PIECE.

Read more here, alongside other inspiring contributions from Orrow Amy Bell
Ursula Martinez
Holly Revell
& Gillian Dyson

https://issuu.com/victoriafirth/docs/pushing_butter

"In my photography I've always seen my desire rather than myself...'Holly Revell in PUSHING BUTTER - my new collection o...
23/03/2022

"In my photography I've always seen my desire rather than myself...'
Holly Revell in PUSHING BUTTER - my new collection of writing by female and non-binary artists on the art and life of the body.
Read more here:
https://issuu.com/victoriafirth/docs/pushing_butter

PUSHING BUTTER - available to read now!!!Hello everyone, I'm really delighted to share this collection of writing that I...
22/03/2022
Pushing Butter

PUSHING BUTTER - available to read now!!!

Hello everyone, I'm really delighted to share this collection of writing that I've curated by some amazing artists on performing with your body, materials, ageing, shame, queerness, looking and lots of other important stuff. I'm so proud of it and I hope you might like to have a read.

It's got musings and provocations from me &
Holly Revell
Orrow Amy Bell
Ursula Martinez
Gillian Dyson
& Jade Blackstock

Plus images from THE BUTTER PIECE by Matt Rogers & Coralie Datta. All edited by Jodean Sumner.

Please do have a look & share x

A collection of writings by female and non-binary artists on the art and life of the body. Inspired by Victoria Firth's THE BUTTER PIECE.

17/02/2022

In another Victoria Firth one-woman show, ‘In the next room’ (inspired by the famous poem of that name), she explored our emotional and physical reactions to loss & grief by putting herself in various physical states to convey these stages of distress.
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Someone in the audience wrote afterwards, “So moved was I that I turned aside to hide my tears only to find another person similarly weeping – so we laughed through our tears together.”
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I can’t think of a better example of the power of the arts to bring people together and feel their shared experience of being the feeling, compassionate creatures that we are. Listen to our conversation now:
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https://www.buzzsprout.com/1608880/9829695
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Photo credit Kier Feamie
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#arts #artstagram #artsandculture #artsoninstagram #onewomanshow #loss #grief #lossandgrief #grievingprocess #liveperformance #performanceart #empathy #humanity #compassion

Tour dates for 'How to be amazingly happy!' coming up here...
15/02/2022
Care, Courage & Comedy w. Victoria Firth - Emotipod: Arts & Emotions

Tour dates for 'How to be amazingly happy!' coming up here...

Solo performer Victoria Firth creates entertaining, courageous one-woman shows tackling emotive issues, using elements of comedy, clowning and performance art.Victoria talks to host Frances about her journey from arts administrator to solo perfo...

15/02/2022

Perhaps the greatest example of the courage of this episode’s title ‘Care, Courage & Comedy’ (at least IMHO) is ‘The Butter Piece’, in which Victoria Firth looked into female sexuality, sensuality and shame, how the female body is displayed, and how we ‘manage’ our comfort with ourselves by engaging or disengaging with the reality of our real bodies.
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Victoria performed this show solo, naked, her only prop a pat of butter to slide around on; and in 2021, she presented the piece again after 10 years’ worth of ageing.
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How comfortable are you with your own body? Can you imagine sharing your naked self with an audience? Hear how Victoria experienced this piece in our conversation now, links in bio 🧡
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https://www.buzzsprout.com/1608880/9829695
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#arts #artsy #performingarts #artstagram #artsandculture #artsoninstagram #onewomanshow #nakedness #courage #selfacceptance #femalebody #liveperformance #performanceart

13/02/2022
📣 Delighted to be a guest on this lovely podcast about emotion and the arts with the sublime Frances Butt. Do have a lis...
12/02/2022
Care, Courage & Comedy w. Victoria Firth - Emotipod: Arts & Emotions

📣 Delighted to be a guest on this lovely podcast about emotion and the arts with the sublime Frances Butt. Do have a listen 🔻

Solo performer Victoria Firth creates entertaining, courageous one-woman shows tackling emotive issues, using elements of comedy, clowning and performance art.Victoria talks to host Frances about her journey from arts administrator to solo perfo...

I'm running my New Year Self-Care course for creatives again with Lawrence Batley Theatre and courtesy of them it's free...
06/01/2022
Self-care for Theatre Makers & Creatives with Victoria Firth | Lawrence Batley Theatre

I'm running my New Year Self-Care course for creatives again with Lawrence Batley Theatre and courtesy of them it's free!
It's runs evenings from Monday 24th - Friday 28th January.
Places are limited and last year it was oversubscribed so register your interest early if you fancy it.
Bookings are now open here:

We have partnered with theatre maker and performer Victoria Firth on a free, week long experience for creatives to connect with their self-care needs.

I'm re-making my live art work, THE BUTTER PIECE, 10 years after first performing it.Here's the third entry in an open j...
22/11/2021
Pushing Butter #3 of 5 – Q***r Considerations – Victoria Firth

I'm re-making my live art work, THE BUTTER PIECE, 10 years after first performing it.
Here's the third entry in an open journal about the making process & themes - it's about queerness..
http://victoriafirth.co.uk/pushing-butter-3-of-5-queer-considerations/
The live performances start this week!
26/11 CLAY: Centre for Live Art Yorkshire
1/12 Colchester Arts Centre
Do come if you live near by x
Photo credit Coralie Datta

Posted on by Victoria FirthPushing Butter #3 of 5 – Q***r Considerations This is one of a series of writings that reflect on my journey toward re-making a performance art work called ‘The Butter Piece’. I first made it in 2011 and I’m revisiting it now a decade later. ‘The Butter Piece’ ...

I'm re-making my live art work, THE BUTTER PIECE, 10 years after first performing it.Here's the second entry in an open ...
15/11/2021
Pushing Butter #2 of 5 – My Mother’s Cellulite – Victoria Firth

I'm re-making my live art work, THE BUTTER PIECE, 10 years after first performing it.
Here's the second entry in an open journal about the making process & themes - it's about body ageing ...
http://victoriafirth.co.uk/pushing-butter-2-of-5-my.../
The live event is on
26/11 @ CLAY: Centre for Live Art Yorkshire - BOOK NOW!
1/12 @ Colchester Arts Centre

(Photo credit Coralie Datta Photography)
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Posted on by Victoria FirthPushing Butter #2 of 5 – My Mother’s Cellulite This is one of a series of writings that reflect on my journey toward re-making a performance art work called ‘The Butter Piece’. I first made it in 2011 and I’m revisiting it now a decade later. ‘The Butter Piece....

Hello Everyone!I wanted to let you know I'm currently re-making my live art work, THE BUTTER PIECE - 10 years after firs...
09/11/2021
Pushing Butter #1 of 5 – Preparing the body – Victoria Firth

Hello Everyone!
I wanted to let you know I'm currently re-making my live art work, THE BUTTER PIECE - 10 years after first performing it.
I'm doing a lot of writing and talking about the ideas in it as part of the project.
Here's the first entry in my open journal about my musings and the making process - it's about getting ready ...
http://www.victoriafirth.co.uk/pushing-butter-1-of-5-preparing-the-body/
If you want to come and see the live event it will be on :
26th November Clay Leeds
& 1st December Colchester Arts Centre
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Posted on by Victoria FirthPushing Butter #1 of 5 – Preparing the body This is one of a series of writings that reflect on my journey toward re-making a performance art work called ‘The Butter Piece’. I first made it in 2011 and I’m revisiting it now a decade later. ‘The Butter Piece’ wi...

13/10/2021

Delighted to be supported by #artscouncilengland to revisit #thebutterpiece 10 years on.
The live event will be coming soon to CLAY, Leeds and Colchester Arts Centre.
Lots to unwrap...
#performanceart #liveart #feministart #bodypositivity #sexpositivity #ageing #queerart

If you missed me chatting to Rupal Rajani on BBC Radio Leicester about 'How to be amazingly happy!' coming this Friday t...
20/09/2021
BBC Radio Leicester - Rupal Rajani, 18/09/2021

If you missed me chatting to Rupal Rajani on BBC Radio Leicester about 'How to be amazingly happy!' coming this Friday to Upstairs at the Western then you can listen again here from 2hr 38 mins x

Start your Saturday with the latest news, music and entertainment with Rupal.

If you missed the extra-ordinary webinar on 'Childlessness and sexual intimacy' you can now watch and share it online.It...
20/09/2021
Childlessness and S*xual Intimacy 2021 — World Childless Week

If you missed the extra-ordinary webinar on 'Childlessness and sexual intimacy' you can now watch and share it online.
It was part of World Childless Week and hosted by @gatewaywomenUK and 8 amazing guests
@GatewayWomenBNL
@dreamingofalifeunlived
@ChasingCreation.org
@BibiBLynch
@LifeOutsideTheMainstreamofMotherhood
@soulwisdom
The Pleasure Anarchist
and me!
https://worldchildlessweek.net/childlessness-and-sexual-intimacy-2021

This webinar was hosted by Jody Day: psychotherapist, author of ‘Living the Life Unexpected’, founder of Gateway Women and World Childless Week Ambassador. She leads an open and honest conversation exploring all aspects of intimacy with or without a partner.

#WorldChildlessWeek - How has childlessness impacted your intimate life?Join @gatewaywomenUK and 8 amazing guests for th...
12/09/2021

#WorldChildlessWeek - How has childlessness impacted your intimate life?

Join @gatewaywomenUK and 8 amazing guests for this safe, totally anonymous free World Childless Week webinar with:
@GatewayWomenBNL
@dreamingofalifeunlived
@ChasingCreation.org
@BibiBLynch
@msvictoriafirth (me)
@LifeOutsideTheMainstreamofMotherhood
@soulwisdom
The Pleasure Anarchist

Tuesday 14 Sep, 7pm UK (& recorded) for this @WorldChildlessWeek webinar

Register here to attend live and receive a copy of the recording: [[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YM8oCoLnTIy0LTbZOmcAJQ]]

'How to be amazingly happy!' is back!Tue 21st & Wed 22nd Sept Oxford PlayhouseFri 24th Sept Upstairs at the Western & sp...
07/09/2021

'How to be amazingly happy!' is back!
Tue 21st & Wed 22nd Sept Oxford Playhouse
Fri 24th Sept Upstairs at the Western
& spring dates to come...
If you fancy fun, funny, feminist, live entertainment that speaks to new identities and re-invention check it out here
https://victoriafirth.co.uk/howtobeamazinglyhappy/

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Happy Birthday toooo yooooo! ###
Victoria, hope your preview performance today went well and the you had some fun! Congratulations!!
So lovely to see you in the spotlight! ###
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