Listen Here: exploring the arts and health issues raised by Alice in Bed (Workshop: Newcastle, 28 February 2013)

LISTEN HERE is a day of talks and workshops exploring the arts and health issues raised by Tender Buttons’ Alice in Bed.

Tender Buttons’ site specific production of Susan Sontag’s play Alice in Bed will take place at The Stephenson Works, Newcastle in February 27-March 3, 2013. The play asks questions about the way in which we understand well-being in modern society and the value of subjective experience in contemporary culture.

LISTEN HERE is your opportunity to join in with the discussion and share thoughts on these questions.

The day will include the following contributions:

  • Dr Leigh Wetherall Dickson (Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature) will lead a workshop on first person accounts of illness in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature
  • Writer, academic and enthusiast Lauren Elkin will give a talk on the work on the significance of the female body in Susan Sontag’s work
  • Dr Jennifer Laws from the Centre for Medical Humanities will lead a workshop on activity and passivity
  • An illustrated talk by Professor Guy Austin on representations of depression in film
  • Text artist Aidan Moesby will lead a workshop informed by his practice as a visual artist on obsession, compulsion, routine and memory

The day will culminate with an informal panel discussion chaired by Tender Buttons Artistic Director Tess Denman-Cleaver where you will be invited to share your thoughts and experiences of the day.

LISTEN HERE is for people from a wide range of disciplines, professions and backgrounds
LISTEN HERE will enable brand new conversations about arts, health, creativity and well-being
LISTEN HERE gives an insight for the curious into the research and motivation for the production

DATE Thursday 28th February
TIME 10am-5pm (lunch included)
PLACE Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
PRICE Event only: £15 full price (£12 concs) OR buy your ticket for Alice in Bed and book LISTEN HERE for £8 full price (£5 concs)

TO BOOK your place at LISTEN HERE click here.

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