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Mental Wealth
Festival 2022

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Art at the intersection - culture, identity and mental health

Time: 13:00-14:30
Location: National Gallery
Date: Monday 10 October

Join us at the National Gallery for a panel discussion exploring art, culture, identity and mental health with artists Charmaine Watkiss and Maurizio Anzeri as part of this year’s Mental Wealth Festival.

In conversation with Paul Farmer, CEO at Mind

Time: 9:30-10:30
Location: City Lit
Date: Wednesday 12 October

We are delighted to welcome Paul Farmer CBE, CEO of Mind, to discuss his life and career with City Lit Principal, Mark Malcomson CBE. Paul has been a supporter of City Lit and a regular speaker at the Mental Wealth Festival for many years. He has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006.

Neurodiversity in the workplace 

Time: 10:45-11:45
Location: City Lit
Date: Wednesday 12 October

Join us for a panel discussion on neurodiversity in the workplace with Paul Farmer CBE, CEO at Mind; Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO and Founder at Do-IT Solutions; mental health campaigner Rob Stephenson, Founder at The InsideOut LeaderBoard; Baroness Sheila Hollins, Founder at Beyond Words; Ann Memmott PgC MA and City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson.

What's Going on in Your Head? Presents #BeTheLight

Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: City Lit
Date: Wednesday 12 October

A stigma-busting hard-hitting audio visual experience from What’s Going On In Your Head? directed and edited by Liz Smith. Featuring performances from artists including Shocka, SK Shlomo, Hyphen and The Castell Brothers. Find out how you can #BeTheLight to help someone out from the dark. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by co-founder and producer of the film Jon Salmon, along with Shocka and other contributors involved in this project.

The Power of Pictures: Book Club Panel

Time: 10:30-12:00
Location: City Lit
Date: Thursday 13 October

Join our panellists for a live Beyond Words book club, exploring what visual literacy is and how pictures can provoke sharing, stories and feelings. While our panel goes through a word-free picture book, our audience will be encouraged to watch and share their own insights, emotions and stories. Led by Beyond Words Founder Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins and Mark Malcomson, City Lit Principal.

Perceptual Thinking: A Dialogue between artists Tony Hull and Monika Kita

Time: 18:00-18:45
Location: City Lit
Date: Thursday 13 October

Join artists Tony Hull and Monika Kita in conversation as they discuss Making Good: Drawing and the Processing of Trauma, a City Lit Gallery exhibition exploring how the act of drawing might help to manage the way that traumatic events are processed. This talk marks the opening of Tony Hull's exhibition, Making Good: Drawing and the Processing of Trauma, which explores how the act of drawing might help to manage the way that traumatic events are processed.

Everyday Creativity

Time: 11:00-12:15
Location: City Lit
Date: Friday 14 October

Join Anna Woolf, Director of London Arts and Health, artist Nisha Halai from The Lived Experience Network and Jemima Frankel from 64 Million Artists for this lively discussion exploring everyday creativity, ways in which creative activity can support and promote health and wellbeing, and hear about initatives and opportunities to nurture your creative potential.

Live at Lunch at the Royal Opera House

Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: Royal Opera House
Date: Friday 14 October

Live at Lunch at the Royal Opera House. Join us for a short performance from Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern followed by a panel discussion with Royal Ballet dancers on how they protect their own mental health when dancing roles associated with trauma or mental health issues. This event is free and unticketed, on a first come first served basis. 

The Noisy Brain: Conversation & Live Music

Time: 14:30-16:00
Location: City Lit
Date: Friday 14 October

Discussion and live music with Stu Mills - founder and director of The Noisy Brain - and collaborative musician Billy Crabbe, exploring the story behind The Noisy Brain movement and community app. The Noisy Brain's encourages and supports those struggling with their mental and emotional health through human connection, writing, music and wellness.

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