29th April Devising Psychosis event. And some more stuff. With more to follow…

A casual reminder (or first news for those who haven’t yet heard) that there is a splendid free event taking place at the end of this month, on Sunday the 29th of April, in the Jubilee theatre at St. Nicholas’ hospital, between 2pm and 5pm. Service user generated, the afternoon features performances,talks and discussions, open to all, relating to the topic of psychosis, and wellbeing. It is a stand-alone event but is also part of a series that the NTWSU&C network and others have been cooking up, called selfmade: which has a whole heap of mental health related activity,happenings and such like going to happen over the next few months, so watch this space for all of the exciting things that are coming your way.

But on with the Devising Psychosis event. Attached is the poster and the flyer, and here’s some more info:

Devising Psychosis

Comprising of mental health service users and staff from Newcastle and Gateshead Early Intervention In Psychosis teams, the Devising Psychosis Group have been collaborating with theatre company Tender Buttons, artist Aidan Moesby and playwright Sean Burn over the last 2 months to devise a new piece of theatre. The work will be performed at the Jubilee Theatre on April 29th, 2012 against a backdrop designed and created by artists from Newcastle and Gateshead and North Tyneside Arts Studios. The piece is reflective of individual experiences and those gained together during this unique collaborative process.

Along side the performance on the 29th there will be a talk from Dr Mark Cresswell, Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, family therapists from Newcastle Early Intervention in Psychosis team Kevin Hawkes & Alex Reed will talk about their personal journey as mental health practitioners in working with families and psychosis, and Sean Burn will be performing tattooing lorca – a sequence about sectioning and post-sectioning recovery.

The event will also feature two participatory art installations by Aidan Moesby based around personal and cultural notions of well-being, and visual art from North Tyneside Arts Studio and Newcastle and Gateshead Arts Studio.

To book a place for the event please contact Debbie Brown on 0191 2782960 or email deborah.brown.

Devising Psychosis is part of selfmade: creativity in wellbeing. A series of North East independent creative projects in 2012 exploring the relationship between art, society and health.

You can follow the project @Dev_Psychosis and @Self_Made101 on twitter.

Not unrelated is also a film (and music) showing, at the Star and Shadow cinema, in Newcastle :

Friday April 20th, 7.30pm

Jarman Award winner Luke Fowler comes to Star and Shadow with his latest film, All Divided Selves. The film continues Luke’s inimitable investigation into the oft-maligned psychiatrist R.D. Laing. Coupling archival footage with the artist’s own filmic observations, All Divided Selves also includes sonic contributions from Eric La Casa, Alasdair Roberts and Jean-Luc Guionnet.

The screening will be followed by an improvised set from Richard Youngs and Luke Fowler in the Star and Shadow bar. The prolific, avant-folk Youngs rarely performs and this is his first visit to Star and Shadow. Their coupling promises ‘incredible synth jams based around modulations, atmospheric splurge and stuttering rhythms.’

A double bill not to be missed.

All Divided Selves at 7.30pm

Fowler and Youngs at 10pm.

More info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/405282626155608/

LIMITED tickets here (must be paid for): http://www.wegottickets.com/event/161644

And yup, there will be a return to the usual news, info and views mail-outs, tout-blinking-suite, and naturally a soupçon of comment. More in the blinking of an eye…


Alisdair Cameron
LAUNCHPAD Team Leader,
NTWSU&C n/wk co-chair (with Mish Loraine)
(for network business: ntwsuc)

Offices 210 and 211,
Holy Jesus Hospital,
City Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tel 0191 2330382 (personal mobile 07736074213)

E-mail launchpadncl
or alisdairscameron



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