Wigan's Shaun Fallows at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh

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Sunny and Chair is the title of disabled poet Shaun Fallows’ spoken word show at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh this week. Shaun, who was born with cerebral palsy, and has been a regular at Write Out Loud Wigan for many years, and more recently at Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom as well, is appearing at the Function Room at Edinburgh’s Revolution Bar from 12.10 to 12.50 on 7-12 August. His flyer says: “This show looks at disability, relationships, travel, and what it means to grow up crafting a life as a working-class man and wheelchair user today. Wigan lad described as a voice with echoes of Billy Bragg.”  

Talking about his show, Shaun told Write Out Loud: “I'd hate for it to be too heavily disability issue orientated, because my life has had many fun bits. But at the same time I can't deny that there's always been patches of feeling trapped and held back by discrimination.”

He added that he liked the picture on his flyer because “it looks like I'm Buddy Holly's disabled brother who popped in for an episode of Happy Days!” More details



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