Launch of the Reimagining Sleep Exhibition at Being Human Festival

Join us for the launch of the Reimagining Sleep online exhibition in Newcastle as part of Being Human Festival

18th November, 2-4pm, at the Biscuit Factory: come along for a creative guided tour of the exhibition where you’ll have the chance to contribute to it! Free and open to all.

Playing with materials and content from the exhibition, we will discuss the artistic strategies behind it and sleep research. We’ll then explore how our bodies and minds react to sounds and, through creative writing and mark-making activities, we’ll develop together visual responses to meditative soundscapes. If you’d like, your response will then be uploaded to the exhibition, enriching its collaborative nature and the plurality of voices represented.

The event is free but booking is required. Join us at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle by reserving your ticket below.

This event is the culmination of Understanding and Reimagining Sleep and Its Disorders, a public engagement project I lead at Northumbria University funded by the Wellcome Trust (Research Enrichment – Public Engagement grant). Run in partnership with The Sleep Charity, the project consists in a workshop series, an online exhibition curated by artist and creative producer Chiara Dellerba, and resources.

Being Human Festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities, takes place 9–18 November 2023. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, with generous support from Research England, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.