Seminar Ten

Seminar Ten

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH HEALTH HUMANITIES SEMINAR AND MASTERCLASS SERIES

CHRIS LEE AND CATHERINE HARTLEY
Wednesday 26 March 2014
, University of Edinburgh

 

Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley are service managers of community mental health teams in London.  Chris is also a playwright.  Catherine is also an independent trainer. They use drama and art to help their teams to cope with unprecedented change and public sector cuts.

 

MASTERCLASS: STAGING THE STIGMA

2:00-3:30pm Room G.11 Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

The masterclass will focus on the construction of plays that engage with mental illness.  It will consider the representation of the mentally ill in modern British drama and will finish with a performance of a short new play written for the master class in which everyone is invited to participate.  (This masterclass is open to students and early career researchers. Registration is required; please contact Alette Willis at a.willis@ed.ac.uk.)

 

PUBLIC SEMINAR: AUSTERITY DETOX

Public Seminar 6:00-7:30pm, the Conference Room (G.04) David Hume Tower

In this seminar they will read a short play about the nature of the work environment in mental health services specially written for the seminar.  Then, using a variety of photographs and slides of paintings and other images, they discuss how art can be of use both to practitioners and service users in trying to hold onto therapeutic values in an age of austerity. (This seminar is open to everyone, no registration required.)