“An extraordinarily powerful way of telling stories”.

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“Visually beautiful & dark”.

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Artist Janet Charlesworth explores historical attitudes and treatment of disabled people to create this new multimedia, live part performance. The work exposes the shocking similarities between Victorian prejudice and modern day attitudes from government and media.

Why, in the 21st century, am I met with surprise when I tell mainly members of the medical profession that I live on my own? Why do I then feel the need to justify it by saying, as if to put their mind at rest, that I have ‘carers’ coming in. Is it because they only see my disability, as the medical model does? 

Janet Charlesworth

Janet performed an adapted version of her #CABOW piece – In My Own Time as part of Emergency Festival in September 2019. The work experimented with the inclusion of elements of Article 19 and has since been completely re-imagined to include new writing, multimedia elements and movement exploration from with the Proud and Loud Arts members company.  

Janet Charlesworth and her work ‘Article 19 UNCRPD’ also featured as part of the iconic Levy Fringe in 2020! 

We are currently in discussions with new project partners to develop the work further and welcome expressions of interest. Please contact tom@proudandloudarts.com to learn more.


Phil Breadney, Chrissy Carol Jones, Toby Taylor


  • Artist & Creator – Janet Charlesworth
  • Director – Tom Hogan
  • Set Design/ Lighting Design/ Technical Editor – Stacey Potter
  • Audio/Visual Design – Phil Smethurst
  • Access Coordinator – Jenny Battle
  • Creative Support – Imogen Barton-Wells & Katherine Godfrey


Phillip Breadney, Daryll Duncan, Michael Gleave, Katherine Godfrey, Kelly Hoye, Chrissy Jones, Danielle Maycox, Nick Prince, Toby Taylor

Due to social distancing laws enforced during the time of the first R&D performance of Article 19, we instead aired Article 19 online. We were overwhelmed with the response from our digital audiences which over 280 individuals tuning it.

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Should you wish to explore the script prior, during or after experiencing the work, you can do so using our online access page.

Article 19 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Produced by Proud & Loud Arts with support and funding from Royal London, National Lottery (Awards For All), DaDa Fest and hÅb.