Meta – from 8 March 2016

Cardboard Citizens is presenting a new play by Sarah Woods exploring the science of what happens to young people’s brains as they grow.

The show will be performed by young people from Cardboard Citizens Act Now programme. Neuroscientific findings are shared through physical theatre, video projection and sound design giving an insight into what happens to our brain (and the rest of us) as we grow up.

Canada Water Culture Space – 8th and 9th March

Rich Mix – 20th March

Mountain High, Valley Low – 28 October 2015

Wishbone theatre is presenting a bite-sized theatre show (15 minutes) examining issues of bipolar affective disorder.

Mountain High, Valley Low tells the story of Josie who decides to manage her condition by taking up long distance cycling. Performances take place in East London. (Look Mum No Hands, 49 Old St, London EC1V 9HX) and Friday 30th October (4 Market St, London E1 6DT) Performances at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.

Tomcat – 31 October 2015 to 7 November 2015

Tomcat is a new play about the ethics of genetic screening, LAHF newsletter readers have been offered reduced price tickets.

In the not-too-distant future, the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out by genetic screening. But teenage Jess doesn’t belong. She slipped through the net and there’s something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be ‘cured’. Charlie is watching Jess. He knows he must keep society safe.

Retired not tired – 22 October 2015

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is hosting a performance and discussion event exploring the dynamic work of ‘All Singing All Dancing’- an older people’s music and dance group which forms part of the Retired Not Tired programme.

Our Country’s Good: the Transforming Power of Art – 14 October 2015

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice and the National Theatre are hosting a day of discussion and debate, sharing of practice and performance inspired by the theatre’s production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's 'Our Country's Good.'

The event, taking place on 14th October, 10am - 4pm at the National Theatre, London, will bring together arts organisations, practitioners and academics working in criminal justice settings.

'Valhalla', Battersea – 30 September–24 October

Theatre503 presents Valhalla – a new performance about a couple that escape to a Nordic research facility to try and find a cure for a devastating disease. ‘Suffused with Norse mythology, the play depicts a world where the boundaries of scientific research and the endurance of human love are stretched to their limits.’

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The Barometer of My Heart, East London – 15 Sept–4 October 2015

Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard’s latest project The Barometer of My Heart. 

The Barometer of My Heart asks 'What is it to be a man today?', and offers an intimate reimagining of masculinity. Inspired by workshops and real conversations with men, carnivalesque, primitive and tender performances will bring male experiences kept in the shadows into the light.

Anxiety Fanfare at King’s Place, London – 7 August

Commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation for the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014, Anxiety Fanfare is a musical exploration of everyday mental health disorders, written by Jocelyn Pook.

Madlove: A Designer Asylum – until 17 May 2015

Liverpool’s FACT is hosting a series of events as part of the Madlove exhibition – designed to showcase ideas for how secure mental health environments could be improved.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing  project Madlove by artist the vacuum cleaner based on his personal experience of mental health hospitals, and his desire to find a positive space to experience mental distress.

Stigma in Mental Health

Pindrop Theatre is offering open, weekly workshop sessions as part of a new project to challenge and provoke new perspectives around stigma and mental health.

The Forum Theatre workshops will culminate in a performance piece reflecting the ideas and stories of those who attend the workshops. This show will go out to venues including The Maudesley Hospital.


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