Hidden Histories: Alternative Futures
Thursday 12th October 2017
10:30 – 18:00
53 Degrees, UCLAN
A thought-provoking day exploring the hidden histories of mental health care through the lens of Whittingham Asylum in Preston, Lancashire (1873–2016), once the largest mental health institution in Europe.
Heritage and medical humanities experts, mental health survivor groups and artists will share their current research and creative responses to the archival heritage of Whittingham. The study day will also showcase alternative ways of taking ownership and representing mental health history to uncover positive and alternative futures for those using services today.
10.30am–12pm Arts & Heritage interactive workshops limited places, booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
1pm–6pm Study Day
For more information please visit www.whittinghamlives.org.uk
Whittingham Lives are grateful for the support of:
The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, UNISON, Music & The Mind, The Friends of Lancashire Archives and our key partners UCLAN, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Archives for funding and supporting this event.