Reclaiming Asylum Events

Join us for talks, walks, workshops and artistic encounters this Autumn
SPACE IN MIND – FREE

A three-day symposium exploring the intersections of art, architecture, psychiatry and geography

DAY 1: ASYLUM TOPOGRAPHIES
Thursday 22nd September, 16.30 – 20.00

DAY 2: SITE – BODY – VOICE
Friday 23rd September, 16.30 – 20.00

DAY 3: CONTESTED SITES
Saturday 24th September, 13.00 – 18.00

Click here for full programme

Events are free, booking not necessary just come and join us

 

Orchard Walk – Bethlem Wood Library

Saturday 1 October, 11am-12pm – FREE

Please join the Bethlem Wood Library for a walk and talk on the uses of the various trees and the orchard’s history.

To book click here.

 

Reading the site

Saturday 29 October, 11am-1pm – FREE

Artists, writers, poets, staff and volunteers associated with the Bethlem Royal Hospital will read extracts from historical material from the Museum of the Mind’s archive alongside contemporary responses they have either written or selected. Reading the site hopes to offer some insightful reflections on life at the hospital, the experiences of patients and service users and connect people from past to present through written and spoken word.

To book click here.

 

Space time travel holidays – with Artist Sara Haq

Saturday 29 October, 2pm-5pm – FREE

Mysterious, intriguing, playful adventures

Book your one-to-one session with artist Sara Haq here.

 

Art at Bethlem

Saturday 5 November, 11am – 1pm – £5 PER TICKET – BOOK HERE

Head to Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind in Beckenham to explore the site of this world-famous hospital through historical and contemporary artistic perspectives. This is a collaboration between Bethlem Gallery and Wellcome Collection in celebration of our Reclaiming Asylum exhibition and Wellcome’s Bedlam exhibition. This is a paid event, with tea and cake included.

 

OFFSITE EVENT

Wellcome Collection – Alternative asylums

Thursday 10 November, 7pm-9pm – FREE – Please book from Wellcome Collection from 28 October

What would an ideal asylum look like? Is there such a thing as a safe place to go mad? Come and discuss alternative places of safety, including R D Laing’s controversial Kingsley Hall and the Belgian city of Geel’s unique model of psychiatric care. This is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and Bethlem Gallery.