Thou Art – Arts and Mental Health: Inclusion and Exclusion – Film Screening

A fantastic Film Screening and panel discussion
Refreshments Provided

This film screening has been arranged by Thou Art.
The film is 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.

When?: Friday 28th October 2011
What time?: 2-4pm
Podium Lecture theatre
London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle

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.

View the flyer for this event CLICK HERE:Arts and Mental Health Inclusion and Exclusion – Thou Art – 2011

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 of the University, its curriculum and its support systems?

The panel will include:
 Mark Crawley – Dean of Students, University of the Arts London
 Dr Olivia Sagan – University College London
 Helen Shearn, – Arts Development Manager at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
 Andrew Locke – Audio Visual Artist
 Paul Ashton -Artist

If you need further information then you can contact Maxine Walker: Email:
Or go Thou Art’s website:



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