Join Created out of Mind at Wellcome Collection for a discussion exploring how dementias are represented in the media, in music and through stories. How might we open up new conversations and perspectives about dementias through different representations?
- Fergus Walsh, BBC's Medical Correspondent
- Hannah Peel, artist, singer and electronic composer
- Philip Ball, science writer
Fergus Walsh will draw on his experience as a medical correspondent to explore the role of the media in helping to change the conversations and perceptions around what it means to live with a dementia.
Philip Ball will talk about his work exploring the representation of, and references to, dementias in literature, from Don Quixote and King Lear to Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant.
Hannah Peel will present "conversations" from her critically acclaimed album Awake But Always Dreaming, a record about the luminous and beautiful formation of memories and how the mind can be devastatingly lost or suffer slow, insidious damage. The album was born out of both her personal experiences with dementia (her grandmother has a form of the disease) and discussions with Selina Wray, a dementia researcher at University College London.
This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 28 April.