As a commission for Hidden Civil War organised at the NewBridge Project in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Elvira Snowden was the product of a two-week workshop to develop a utopian political leader.   Similar in structure to Bakaboza, the project aimed at articulating wishes for a political leader.   Participants included people with learning disabilities and mental health issues from Better Days, Chilli Studios, and Recovery Clinic.   The puppet-building was led by myself and Newcastle-based artist Ailsa Dalling.  

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