Durham Palace Green

Do you hear voices or have other unusual experiences and live in the North-East of England? Do you have an idea for a public dialogue event, film screening or panel discussion that explores voice-hearing from a personal, political, cultural or spiritual perspective? If so, Hearing the Voice would love to hear from you.

We are currently producing a major exhibition on voice-hearing – Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday – that will take place at Durham’s Palace Green Library from 5 November 2016 to 27 February 2017. The exhibition will explore voice-hearing from personal, scientific, historical, literary and theological perspectives, and investigate different facets of the experience of hearing voices through original artworks, artefacts and narratives from the medieval to modern periods. It will also be accompanied by a linked programme of public events that will include creative workshops, public lectures, panel discussions and events for young people.

As we are now just starting to plan the events programme that accompanies the exhibition, we would like to extend a warm invitation to voice-hearers, their families and carers from the area to join us for a meeting at the Learning Centre in Durham’s Palace Green Library on 15 September 2016 from 3.30-5pm to discuss ideas. All proposals are welcome, and we’d particularly like to hear suggestions for events related to the themes of the exhibition.

If you’re interested in attending, please let us know by registering here. We hope you can make it – we would be delighted to have your valuable contribution.

If travel is an issue for you or you have any other questions or concerns, please email us and we’ll explore ways to make it possible for you to attend. If you can’t make it and you’d like to contribute a suggestion, please get in touch and let us know.

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