David Parkin in conversation with Linda Parkin and Pete Shenton
In this chat we talk to Dave’s mum (Linda) and a close friend who visited him often, Pete Shenton. Linda was a P.E. teacher and some people might describe her as a feisty woman, and Pete is one half of the comedy dance duo, New Art Club. We’ll be talking about the moments of horror and hilarity involved in supporting someone during a manic bipolar episode: having to listen to Dave sing songs while heavily sedated, making friends with other patients and the unique pain of getting a loved one sectioned.