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