On Death and Dying: Human Animal Encounters (Workshop, Leeds, 13th May 2014)

The Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities, the Environmental Humanities Research Grouping, and the Workshop Theatre at the University of Leeds 13 May 2014, 7pm-9.30pm Studio 1, Workshop Theatre, School of English In the context of Dying Awareness Week, this event will be an opportunity to reflect on human and animal death; on how we die Read the full article…

Events on Mental Health, Stigma and Theatre with Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley (Edinburgh, 26 March 2014)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH HEALTH HUMANITIES SEMINAR AND MASTERCLASS SERIES EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER MASTERCLASS: STAGING THE STIGMA Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley Wednesday 26 March 2014, University of Edinburgh 2:00-3:30pm Room G.11 Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley are service managers of community mental health teams in London. Chris Read the full article…

Invitation to ‘Sound and Guts’: Tender Buttons’ work in progress (Live Theatre, Newcastle, 12 Dec 2013)

 Tender Buttons would like to invite you to a work in progress of their new production Sounds&Guts at Live Theatre in Newcastle on Thursday 12th December, 8pm. It will be performed as part of the Empty Space Bursary Programme. Full details and tickets available here.

Passages from Empire (Staged reading of an original play, King’s College London, 13 Dec 2013))

The King’s College Centre for the Humanities and Health warmly invite you to a staged reading of an original play, “Passages from Empire”, based on the lives and letters of overseas nurses. This play is part of the Centre for the Humanities and Health ‘Scripting Nursing’ project.’ When:                  Friday 13th December Time:                    18.30 – 20.00 Campus:              Read the full article…

A Sense of Anatomy (Dance Theatre, November 29-30 2013, Gulbenkian Centre, University of Hull)

A Sense of Anatomy November 29-30 2013 Gulbenkian Centre, University of Hull This piece of dance-theatre explores what it means to possess, move and be a body. The work results from a collaboration between staff and students from the University of Hull, Hull York Medical School and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. The body Read the full article…

“The Trade in Lunacy”: A Theatrical Examination of 18th Century Private Asylums (Coventry, 27-29 June 2013)

The Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine is delighted to announce a new public engagement collaboration with Talking Birds linked to Professor Hilary Marland’s research entitled: ‘Trade in Lunacy’, supported by the Wellcome Trust’s Centre Strategic Award; Situating Medicine: New Directions in the History of Medicine and Arts Council, England. The Trade in Lunacy is a Read the full article…

An invitation to collaborate: Playwright Paul Brooks’ new project on the Contagious Diseases Acts

The Play’s The Thing… Paul Brooks, writer, director and producer and founder of Public House Theatre Company, writes: Genuine conversations No.1: ‘What are you reading?’ ‘An article on syphilis in Victorian London.’ ‘Right… Pint?’ I’m quite lucky with my friends. As a journalist and sometime playwright, they’re used to me researching and discussing all manner Read the full article…

“Alice in Bed” by Susan Sontag (Play, Newcastle, 27 Feb – 3 March 2013)

“Alice in Bed” is a raucous, joyful play based on the life and diaries of Alice James (1848-92), sharp witted sister to Henry and William James. In it we accompany Alice and her brilliant imagination on a captivating and ultimately transformative adventure through a wonderland populated by poets, dormice, a coupe of dancing sailors and Henry Read the full article…

Drama and Medicine (Medicine, Health and the Arts in Post-War Britain Seminar Series, Exeter, 25 May 2012)

The fourth seminar in the ‘Medicine, Health and the Arts in Post-War Britain‘ seminar series examines the relationship between medicine, health and drama and is being held at St Nicholas Priory in Exeter on Friday 25th May from 6.15-8.45pm. This time includes three papers, discussion and a reception with free food and drink. The seminar Read the full article…

Wunderbar Festival Presents: Bobby Baker’s Mad Gyms & Kitchens (Performances, May, North-East England)

Wunderbar is delighted to be working with London-based Daily Life Ltd to present Bobby Baker’s Mad Gyms & Kitchens, a performance celebrating Bobby’s top tips to getting well following her own experience. Prepare to be surprised and delighted, moved and enlightened as Bobby Baker demonstrates how she achieves that ultimate ‘wellbeing’ factor. From working-out to Read the full article…