Argyll and the Isles Diocese: A new form of youth work.
Siobhan, along with Alex Etchart, is the co-director and co-producer of the the London-based Sex Workers' Opera (SWO), which begins its first full two-week run at the Pleasance Theatre tomorrow night on 17 May.
Phone reception was a weak point (it still is) so AT&T set up a special tower to boost the signal; also the phone Jobs used onstage was rigged to display five full bars of signal at all times.
Siobhan and Alex describe SWO as a “platform for sex workers' voices”.
At least 50% of the people involved in SWO are sex workers, and everything about the show is sex-worker led.
Most of my experience says that it is trauma based, the roots lie in our attachments, early bonding experiences, histories with stories of abandonment, neglect, fear and abuse in all the 5 forms: Sexual, physical, emotional, intellectual & spiritual.
Along the way we may meet sex, either willingly or unwillingly.
Bennel, 62, was sentenced to nine years in prison in 1998 after admitting sexual offences against six boys - but he is now out of jail.