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Hearing Voices Networking Event
Wed 18 January 2017, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
We warmly welcome voice-hearers, their families and carers to a networking event at the Café in Palace Green Library, Durham. Taking place over tea, coffee and cake, this event will be a chance to meet other people who hear voices, share ideas and experiences and discuss ways to increase local sources of support for people who find their voices distressing.
There will also be an opportunity to hear from Paul Baker (Intervoice), who was commissioned to co-curate a section in our exhibition on 'Communities and Collectives'.
Refreshments will be provided.
This is event will be preceded by a guided tour of the exhibition and followed by a discussion event on the notion of recovery from mental distress. In the evening there will be a screening of Healing Voices at Durham's Empty Shop.
All events are free but places are limited so booking is essential for each event.
For more information, please see: http://hearingvoicesdu.org/events-programme/
This event is part of the linked programme of events around Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday, a major exhibition on voice-hearing produced by Hearing the Voice and Palace Green Library.
The exhibition will be installed at Palace Green Library, Durham, UK from 5 November 2016 to 26 February 2017. For more information please see http://hearingvoicesdu.org
About Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday
Hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker is one of the most unusual, complex, and mysterious aspects of human experience. Typically regarded, as a symptom of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is increasingly recognized as an important part of many people’s lives and experience, as well as a phenomenon that has had profound significance, not only for individuals, but across communities, cultures, and history.
From the revelatory and inspirational voices of medieval mystics to those of imaginary friends in childhood, and from the inner voices of writers as they craft their characters to the stories of people from the international Hearing Voices Movement, this exhibition will explore the complexity and diversity of the experience and interpretation of voice-hearing.
This exhibition draws on the work of Hearing the Voice, a large interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday is installed at Palace Green Library from 5 November 2017 to 26 February 2017.