True storytelling - Spark Encore: ‘Creative Minds’ with MIND in Haringey
Thursday 24th November
Spark London and Mind in Haringey come together for the third year in a row to bring you remarkable true stories about creativity andÂ mentalÂ health.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7.45pm.
Tickets cost Â£10 in advance or Â£8 concession or Â£15 on the door.
Many of our most celebrated creative geniuses such as Vincent van Gogh, Robin Williams and Virginia Woolf experienced periods ofÂ mentalÂ illness. Today mounting research shows these two extremes of the human mind really are linked. Â But, what role does creativity play for those of usÂ experiencingÂ aÂ mentalÂ health condition today? Â Do these icons of art, media andÂ literatureÂ provide inspiration to those of us experiencing conditions like depression OCD or Bipolar or can they seem like the elite who sit apart from the rest of us?
Theme:Â Creative Minds
What role hasÂ creativityÂ played in your life andÂ experiencesÂ of your own metal health? Have you discover a side of yourself you didnâ€™t know you had through exploring music, art or writing? Who or what wasÂ pivotalÂ in getting your started? Â How has having a creative outlet helped or provided difficulties, whether it be singing, blogging or poetry? Â Â What was your experience growingÂ up withÂ mentalÂ illness and creativity? Did you witness parents or siblings going through productive times and turbulent times and how did these experiences change you?
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