Brighton's buzzy home for avant-garde theatreAlice Jones - The Independent
8th October 2014
10.00 - 16.00
In the context of frontline service reductions, what contribution can the arts make to the mental health and well-being of individuals and our society? Are they a drain on resources better allocated to clinical treatments or social approaches to prevention, or can they bring innovated solutions and new resources to the table?Often described as Un-Conferences, Open Space events let the audience set the agenda. What issues do you think are important within arts and health? Who do you need to meet? What can we do together?
Hosted by Improbable Theatre’s Phelim McDermott Open Space Arts & Health is a unique opportunity to talk, meet and share ideas over the course of a full day.This event is for people with a personal or professional interest in mental health and the arts. Phelim McDermott has delivered numerous Open Space events under the banner of Devoted & Disgruntled, an event conceived as a conference where everyone could work fast and effectively on the stuff that needed to happen in the arts, and spread the word about what they were doing well and work hard on changing the things they could be doing better.
Phelin McDermott has been performing and directing since 1984. Phelim’s company, Improbable (which he co-founded in 1996), has produced a number of shows including the multi award-winning 70 Hill Lane, Lifegame, Animo, Coma, Spirit, Sticky, Cinderella, The Hanging Man, Theatre of Blood in collaboration with The National Theatre, Panic and Beauty and the Beast, in co-production with ONEOFUS. Phelim also directed Philip Glass’ Satyagraha and, for his latest project, Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte in collaboration with the English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.