Beverley hosted a series of Gatherings at four UK socially engaged arts spaces (Metal, Liverpool, Grand Union, Birmingham, Lux, London and Newbridge Project, Newcastle), where women and non-binary individuals were guided through a therapeutic process, supported by a mental health practitioner, to explore their own family relationships and experiences of patriarchy. The workshops involved looking at film, listening to music, drawing, writing poetry and cooking together.
The film features footage shot by Beverley supported by family, actors and a film crew, and a series of audio testimonies gifted by the project participants.
‘Whatever healing work we do in our lives heals the ancestral lineage of the previous seven generations, and the seven generations to come’ – Dr Judith Rich
‘Simon Says / Dadda’ is a collaborative three-screen film exploring father/daughter relationships which has been shown at Grand Union, Birmingham and will tour to Lux, London and NewBridge Project in Newcastle. The film highlights the deep impact that structural inequalities have within wider society. It was developed during a Metal residency.