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InVisible Lines:  a mid-life mystery cycle

InVisible Lines is a solo show by Kath Burlinson.  This intimate, daring odyssey to menopause and beyond was shown as a film of the 2020 performance, as part of the Audacious Women Festival 2021.


Conceived, written and performed by Kath Burlinson

Music by Christine Sparks

Lyrics by Kath Burlinson and Christine Sparks

Associate Directors Paul Oertel and Nancy Spanier


Video: Lorna Simpson, Chris Grady, Roddy Simpson

Sound Design and Music Production: John Sparks


With special thanks to Juliette Jeanclaude and Frank Stack, fellow travellers on this journey. Thanks also to all members of the Authentic Artist Collective who participated in the ‘Aphrodite Lab’ research days and to Sarah Davey-Hull and FH Space.


“I have seen in my wanderings many temples and shrines, but none are as blissful as my own body” Mahasiddha Saraha C8th


“Ancient presence and contemporary experience are enfolded in each other” John O’Donohue


“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” Anais Nin


Show contains nudity, strong language and mature content. Age guide: 16+



“A magical mix of wit and lyricism…

beautiful…wicked….gorgeous…like a life-affirmation…delivered with a degree of artistry that makes it more than enjoyable.”


Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman


The Authentic Artist Collective is an inclusive and diversity aware organisation committed to equal opportunities. We welcome queer, trans, non-binary and gender non-confirming people to all our activities and events.

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'The Artist is a sacred permeable thing' Paul Oertel


Authentic Artist Collective is a Community Interest Company registered in Scotland.

Number: SC559833          Company Address: Post Office House   The Square   Blackness   West Lothian   EH49 7NG           Directors: Kath Burlinson and Chris Grady