Sunday, June 10, 2012

EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Anne Basting - Forget memory and more...

Who are these artists and what links them? Answers at the foot of this BLOG post...


The North West Arts and Health Network is pleased to give you advanced notice of a one-off event. Author of the seminal book, Forget Memory, Anne Basting will share her thoughts on the arts and dementia. Anne has a vast experience in this emerging field and brings fresh perspectives to understanding of dementia and imagination. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Anne in conversation with neuro-scientists and skeptics; people with dementia and artists - she is refreshing and exciting. This is an exclusive treat for us, will be as informal as possible and give us all the opportunity to hear from one of the true innovators of arts and health.

As ever, this is a free event and places are strictly limitedThe event is scheduled for July 10th and will probably take place early evening, but the timings and venue will be announced over the next two weeks. To register your interest in attending, email (this does not guarantee a place). 
To find out more about Anne’s work, here are some links:
Forget Memory 

Clockwise from top left: Antonin Artaud, Frida Kahlo, Barbara Hepworth and William Scott...
They all feature in The Healing Presence of Art, by Richard Cork. His free public talk and discussion is this Wednesday evening at MMU. Get all the details of the event by clicking on the good old Star Spangled Banner below.

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. Remember Arts & Health is about more than the individual...