Whittingham Lives Study Day

Hidden Histories: Alternative Futures

Whittingham

Thursday 12th October 2017
10:30 – 18:00
53 Degrees, UCLAN
Brook St
Preston
PR1 7BQ

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: contact@whittinghamlives.org.uk

1pm–6pm Study Day

For more information please visit www.whittinghamlives.org.uk

To book the event:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whittingham-lives-study-day-hidden-histories-alternative-futures-tickets-36869645101

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.

 

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