Devising Psychosis

Comprising of mental health service users and staff from Newcastle and Gateshead Early Intervention In Psychosis teams, the Devising Psychosis Group have been collaborating with theatre company Tender Buttons, artist Aidan Moesby and playwright Sean Burn over the last 2 months to devise a new piece of theatre. The work will be performed at the Jubilee Theatre on April 29th, 2012 against a backdrop designed and created by artists from Newcastle and Gateshead and North Tyneside Arts Studios. The piece is reflective of individual experiences and those gained together during this unique collaborative process.

Along side the performance on the 29th there will be a talk from Dr Mark Cresswell, Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, family therapists from Newcastle Early Intervention in Psychosis team  Kevin Hawkes & Alex Reed will talk about their personal journey as mental health practitioners in working with families and psychosis, and Sean Burn will be performing tattooing lorca – a sequence about sectioning and post-sectioning recovery.

The event will also feature two participatory art installations by Aidan Moesbybased around personal and cultural notions of well-being, and visual art from North Tyneside Arts Studio and Newcastle and Gateshead Arts Studio.

To book a place for the event please contact Debbie Brown on 0191 2782960 or email deborah.brown@newcastle.gov.uk.

Devising Psychosis is part of selfmade: creativity in wellbeing. A series of North East independent creative projects in 2012 exploring the relationship between art, society and health.

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