Hearing the Voice is delighted to have been involved in a number of different kinds of events which enable us to showcase the latest voice-hearing research and collaborate with voice-hearers, other academic researchers, local NHS trusts, and advocacy groups such as Intervoice and the Hearing Voices Network.
Our previous conferences, workshops and seminars include:
- Hallucination and Prediction Workshop, 7–8 July 2016
- Working with Voices 2016
- ‘An Exchange of Minds’, 28-29 September 2015
- Voices & Visions in Historical and Literary Contexts, 23-24 April 2014
- 2nd Meeting of the International Consortium on Hallucinations Research, 12-13 October 2013
- Best Practice in Psychosis Conference,19 March 2013
- Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis, 2012–2016
- Hearing the Voice Research Seminars, 2012–2016
- 2011 Hearing the Voice Workshop
Some of the highlights of our public engagement and outreach programme include:
- Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday, 5 November 2016 – 26 February 2017
The result of a collaboration between Durham University’s Palace Green Library and Hearing the Voice and produced in partnership with voice-hearers, their families and allies, Hearing Voices was the world’s first exhibition to explore voice-hearing from personal, scientific, cultural, literary and theological perspectives. An online version of the exhibition, which contains images of the key displays, podcasts, interactive presentations and other useful resources is available here.The exhibition was also accompanied by a dynamic programme of public lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, experiential audio performances, guided tours and networking events for voice-hearers, their friends and families. More information about the exhibition linked programme can be found here.
- Conversations with Ourselves, Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2014
Conversations with Ourselves placed Charles Fernyhough, Angela Woods, Patricia Waugh and Christopher Cook alongside established authors, clinicians and voice-hearers in a series of interviews, panel discussions and story-telling workshops designed to explore the experience of hearing voices at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival. The programme was the springboard for Inner Voices – a series of short articles and blog posts examining the medical, spiritual and literary aspects of hearing voices in The Guardian.
- Voice-hearing on Film
Adam Plus One, Adam Reflects and Believe Brian are three short films about the experience of voice-hearing produced by our creative facilitator Mary Robson, which have been screened in a wide range of academic, clinical and public contexts. Hearing the Voice has also provided creative and financial support to in the real – a 60 minute documentary produced by independent filmmaker Conor McCormack which explores the lives of the Bristol Hearing Voices Network.
- Voicewalks, October 2013
Voicewalks is a special edition of StepAway magazine about the experience of hearing voices in the city which was launched at the 2013 Durham Book Festival and written by voice-hearers and writers who creatively imagine hearing voices.