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A Film Screening of Thou art and panel discussion

by on October 7, 2011

Friday 28th October – 2-4pm followed by refreshments.

Venue: Podium Lecture theatre, London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle.

Thou Art flyer

This event will start with a screening of “Thou Art” – a film of first person narratives telling the story of the lives of artists. These are lives in which both mental illness and art have played a major role. It is a forceful statement about access, about rights, about the link between mental health difficulties and creativity, about resilience and personal fortitude. Dr Olivia Sagan and Jake Stratton (Director of Thou Art the film) will introduce it.  This project is a collaboration between South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and University of the Arts London, funded by Arts Council England and the South London and Maudsley Charitable Trust.

The panel discussion will address a range of issues including:

How can the learning experience in Higher Arts Education be more accessible and inclusive of people with mental health difficulties?

What forms of mobility are available for artists with mental health difficulties who practice in community arts settings, to access the „mainstream‟ arts world?

How can art education ensure that the rich creative contribution of students who have experienced mental health difficulties is recognised, and how can it be tapped into to enrich the culture the University, its  curriculum and its support systems?

If anyone would like to travel to the event together in a group, we will be meeting in the front entrance at the  Maudsley hospital at 12.45 pm, departing at 1.00 pm to catch a bus to the London College of Communication.

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