Alumni at Mental Health Festival
Edinburgh graduates are participated in this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival through talks, art exhibitions and film screenings.
Recent ECA grad Sky Su presented his degree show piece 'Unloop' as part of Out of Sight, Out of Mind, an exhibition that aims to get us thinking and talking about mental health, raising awareness and challenging preconceptions.
Sky's work was at Summerhall from 10 - 31 October at Summerhall.
Recent graduates of the University’s MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation programme Lauren Clarke, Charlotte Micklewright, Rebecca Padley and Emma van der Putten curated shorts based on the theme Suppressed/Expressed.
The shorts were screened 22 October at Filmhouse.
Acclaimed poet Jo McFarlane explored her encounters with psychiatrists in poignant, critical and humorous ways.
This was then followed by a talk from honorary Psychiatry staff member Dr Allan Beveridge, fusing extracts and commentary to offer a fascinating insight into our obsession with madness.
Madness in Modern Scottish Literature took place 15 October (7pm - 9pm) at Summerhall.
On the same night, storytellers Kate Craik and Michael Williams, both Edinburgh alumni, led an evening of stories at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.