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Research & creative archive workshops with Nelly Stavropoulou

16 April 2018 @ 11:00 am - 9 July 2018 @ 3:00 pm

APRIL 16th- JULY 9th 2018, MONDAYS 11am-3pm
Workshops will take place both at the Discovery Museum and Chilli Studios on alternative weeks. Please book online and feel free to contact us for details.
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Nelly Stavropoulou will be supporting groups to research and creatively engage with archive material within the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums based on mental health in the context of:


Join Nelly to sift through the archives, looking at mental health and its wider context through the ages. Archives viewed may include some material from Mental Health Institutes as well as other archives of the North East.

You will also have the chance to creatively respond and reinterpret the past archive. From sculpture building, installations, digital arts, drawings, collage, audio, song to poetry – these sessions will be shaped by your ideas inspired by the archive material from the museum service.

“Heads & Tales” Mental Health Heritage project is proudly supported by Heritage Lottery fund.

Heads & Tales is a 2 year project to create a new heritage archive for the North East exploring, rebalancing and celebrating the voice of adults experieincing mental health conditions.

This project will be shaped and led by participants, volunteers and staff who are directly and indirectly effected by mental health issues. The project will expand to reach a wider population through public engagement, audience and participation strands across the North East.

Looking back through time from the late 1800s on, we will gather together and respond to current Archives in Museums, Health & Arts sectors. As well as this reflective work, we aim to also create substantial new archives with the starting point of the Declaration of Human rights in 1948 up to the present day.

Through Artistic means we aim to capture and create new material for the archives that show a more diverse perspective and understanding of the contemporary Mental Health Sphere. We hope to raise equality in archival material of an underrepresented group by creating new narratives on people’s memories and experiences for future archives and generations.



Chilli Studios
0191 209 4058
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Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4JA United Kingdom
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