On 10 October, the West Cork Mental Health Forum, in association with the HSE, present West Cork Sound and Vision; a celebration of the Arts and Wellbeing to mark World Mental Health Day. Taking place in the Westlodge Hotel, this free, one day event brings together arts and health practitioners to deliver inspirational talks, workshops and performances across a broad spectrum of artistic mediums.

Just some of the events taking place will be a screening of Hidden Gifts a transformative documentary which explores the mysterious relationship between artistic expression and mental illness, through the story of Scotsman Angus MacPhee. Diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1946, for the next forty years Angus did not speak a single word to the psychiatric staff, instead, his sole expression was to weave grass.

There shall also be the screening of the acclaimed Men in white coats, a touching documentary which examines ‘labels’, the fine line between wisdom and insanity and one man’s struggle to hold it together in West Cork.

Music on the day shall be provided by The Claddagh Rogues who formed in 2007, as a part of an Artist in Residence Scheme in the Cork Simon Community while Clon Drums Group will be at hand to lend some of their magnetic energy.

Art workshops will be led by Charlotte O Donovan, Becky Keyser and Sarah Ruttle, while Music Alive will deliver a participative based music workshop.

For further information e-mail presswestcorkmh@gmail.com or phone 0863113829

Location: Westlodge, Bantry, Co. Cork.

Date: 10 October 2012

Time:  11 am – 3pm

Cost: Free.


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