Sanatorium – Abi Palmer

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Join Abi Palmer for a live, hallucinatory performance of Sanatorium, her debut book that interlaces memoir, poetry and meditations on the body.

Described by Sinéad Gleeson as ‘exquisite’, Sanatorium ranges in setting between a thermal water-based rehabilitation facility in Budapest, and an inflatable bathtub in Palmer’s south London flat where she attempts to continue her recovery. In the space between gravity and weightlessness, waking life and out-of-body experience, readers are invited to question if water is a means for rehabilitation, or if their narrator is simply dissolving. Palmer’s writing challenges preconceptions around chronic pain, the queer body and disability.

Tickets: £5

Due to current government restrictions on gatherings and social distancing requirements tickets for Sanatorium with Abi Palmer are currently only available digitally (via zoom) for this event. Should government advice change and we are able to invite a live audience to this event, those who have already booked will be contacted and invited to join the in person audience. If we have to limit the capacity of the live event, due to social distancing restrictions, those that booked first will be offered a seat in the first place i.e. if the capacity is 20 then those that booked the first 20 tickets will be offered a place in the live audience. If you are offered a place in the live audience but would prefer to watch digitally rather than in person then that is fine and the ‘live ticket’ will be offered to another booker.

Sanatorium – Abi Palmer