Thursday, 24 October 2019

Super Fast Augmented Anxiety

Your blogger is away at the moment and on a retreat with colleagues from the University of Sydney exploring collaborative research and new thinking around performance, the arts, health & social change for the journal About Performance #18: Perform | Health | Care. I've been very honoured to be the international guest of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and speaker at the Sydney Ideas event on Monday alongside my collaborator Vic McEwan and Dr Claire Hooker,  Indigenous mental health clinician Akeshia Dart and perinatal mental health specialist Dr Nicole Reilly, both from the University of Newcastle. Thanks to Prof Paul Dwyer for this invitation.  For those of you interested in my quick fire presentation, you can find it by clicking on the film below, or listening to the podcast HERE. 

RECOVERISM Reimagining LGBTQ+ Mental Health and Wellbeing
Meanwhile back in Manchester a free event called Reimagining LGBTQ+ Mental Health and Wellbeing is taking place on the 8th November. You can find all the details by clicking on the imahge below.

“We need to feel and be felt by other feeling people”,
Will Self – Recoverist Manifesto 2015.

This event will contribute to conversations about LGBT+ mental health and wellbeing, and promote dialogue between local communities, social scientists and artists who have worked in that specific field. The event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. The programme comprises the screening of two films made by researchers exploring intersections between Arts and Anthropology: "My Recoverist Family" by Amanda Ravetz (2017) and "This is My Face" by AngĂ©lica Cabezas Pino (2019). The films will be accompanied by Photo-Loo, a hands-on experience led by recovery activist, artist and curator, Mark Prest. Full details HERE.

Masters in Arts, Health & Social Change
Just to flag up that Arts for Health and Manchester Metropolitan University will be launching its new Masters commencing in autumn 2020! Want to know more? Of course you do - click HERE.

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