Quick heads-up and save the date, for a bit of health and culture.

Some of you may have heard me make mention of the following,albeit in vague terms, but details are beginning to be firmed up, so here are better and further details.There’s a (proper,professional) theatrical production (actually, it’s not a mere production,more an event) with which Launchpad (and via LP, the NTWSU&C and NEt networks) has involvement, and which touches on many health and ethics and societal issues, and which can be used for sparking discussions/debates or suchlike. It’s "Alice in Bed", the play by Susan Sontag: part of its appeal is that it is open to numerous interpretations, but just some of the themes it touches on are illness and mental health,physical health, the "role" of being a patient, feminism, Henry James (famous novelist) and William James (famous psychologist and founder of the first formal psychology training in the USA). identity (the titular Alice being their sister), societal norms etc.
The play runs from the 27th of February 2013 to the 3rd of March 2013
Please do also pencil the 28th of February in your diaries, as we’re organising a day with talks and workshops based on the play and its performance, aiming for a good mix of creativeness, health professionals academics and at least half of the attendees to be service users/patients/survivors/carers (for whom the day will be free) . More details on the day to follow…

For info, follow this link Alice in Bed Info and lo, and behold, here are some of the practical details:

Written by Susan Sontag
Directed by Tess Denman-Cleaver
Designed by Ben Jeans Houghton

6pm start Wed 27th February – Sun 3rd March
plus 2pm start Sat 2nd March

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance
Duration 90 minutes

Stephenson Works
Newcastle, NE1 1SE

Book tickets at AliceinBed.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets £12 / £10

Please wear comfortable shoes and warm coats, the audience will be standing during the show. Seating will be available at points during the performance


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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