Beside Myself, Inside and Alongside
Come and craft your pain in this gentle making workshop where you will create, and use as inspiration, objects that represent and capture your experiences of pain.
Using the therapeutic notion of describing pain with colour, form and shape (a notion taken from Gestalt psychology) and concepts developed by artist Richard Serra this workshop is for anyone who has an ongoing or recollected experience of pain - from the pain of a bad headache to a more persistent pain. Plus, researchers, health or care practitioners wishing to extend their practice, and anyone with an interest in making or crafting.
Led by University of Bristol researchers Sue Porter and Ann Rippin and artist Davina Kirkpatrick.
The venue has ramped access and wide aisled toilet at the front of the building. There is also a hearing induction loop installed. If you require the hearing induction loop please email us at least one week in advance of the event to let us know.
Note that there will be photography and filming taking place at the event. If you would prefer not to be filmed or featured in any of this material please let us know. We will also contact you after the event to ask for feedback. If you are not happy to be contacted let us know and we will remove you from the list.
The venue has a licensed bar and street food will be available.
St Paul’s Church is located on Portland Square, a stones throw from Cabot Circus shopping centre and Stokes Croft. There is plenty of metered parking around the venue and a NCP car park a 5-10 minute walk away
This project is a collaboration between the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, the Life of Breath project and the Public Engagement team at the University of Bristol and is made possible through the generous support of the Wellcome Trust.