Terrific, hopeful, provocative, frustrating & hilarious festival for art and mental health this weekend. Well done Southbank Centre on a #ChangingMindsFest for art and mental health, as complex as us humans are. Chuffed to have been a part of it over 6 and 7 February. I was there with Bethlem Gallery folks, we had designed and constructed a series of cardboard sanctuaries around the Southbank Centre.
On Sunday morning I was proud to be part of a fantastic and lively discussion panel on Asylums to the Mental Health Care Act: How Do We Care? With artist the vacuum cleaner (James Leadbitter) Mark Brown editor of One in Four magazine, psychiatrist Deji Ayonrinde and writer Andrew Hankinson.
If you missed out on the Changing Minds Festival ticketed talks which were sold out, check out this thread of tweets compiled from throughout the day… https://storify.com/bitoclass/changing-minds-festival-at-southbank-centre-day-2-
The Festival was the first of its kind in the UK, let’s hope there will be many more to come.