The Dust of Everyday Life is an annual symposium on the arts, mental health, stigma, and social justice. Programmed by the Mental Health Foundation and See Me, The Dust of Everyday Life brings together people from the health sector and the arts sector to share ideas - and to help shape the programming of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, now in its tenth year.
Highlights of the Dust 2016 programme, announced today, will include:
Playwright Alan Bissett and psychiatrist Dr Peter Byrne discussing the life of Syd Barrett, the original Pink Floyd frontman and subject of Alan’s new play One Thinks of it All as a Dream.
A session on the impact of architecture on mental health, in partnership with the Festival of Architecture, with architects Andy Law (of Reiach and Hall), and Richard Murphy, and Angus Farquhar of NVA (creators of the Hidden Gardens and Hinterland).
The world premiere of Walk a Mile in My Shoes, a new film about Chris Young’s project to end mental health stigma one conversation at a time.
A session exploring the National Theatre of Scotland’s Eve/Adam project, with Cora Bissett, Jo Clifford and Vic Valentine of the Scottish Transgender Alliance.
An opening address by Duglas T Stewart of BMX Bandits
Dust 2016 will also include sessions on children and mental health, visual art, truth vs fiction in film, and ten years of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The symposium will be introduced by Janet Archer, CEO of Creative Scotland. You can see the full programme at: https://www.mhfestival.com/about/conference
Lunch will not be provided at this event but the CCA cafe is a great place to lunch or there are a number of cafes and restaurants close by.