Courtroom Drama at Norwich Castle

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Votes for Women – Suffragette on Trial

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 22 September, 12 noon & Saturday 29 September 12 noon & 2pm

See the trial of Miriam Pratt, the Norfolk school teacher who set fire to two houses to protest for votes for women in the early 20th century. Performed by Springboard East Theatre Company in the historic Shirehall courtroom.

60 minutes, suitable for 12+ years, meet at Norwich Castle Rotunda.

Booking advisable 01603 495897 or 493625.

Free with museum admission.

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk

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Burgh Castle Almanac photos

Photos from Session 9 of our Burgh Castle Almanac project on 21st August 2018. For this session the group were joined by musician Dave Pullin who ran a sound recording session in the landscape. 

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Photos by Amanda Clair

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Photos by Tod Sullivan

 

Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service launches ‘Reading Well for mental health’

The “life-saving” 2018 ‘Reading Well for mental health’ titles by The Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians were announced today at a flagship event at the Wellcome Trust (5 June).  Each title will offer invaluable support to people with mental health needs and their carers, who are at increased risk of loneliness according to recent research.

2018’s powerful book list, which will help people read well to stay well, is penned by bestselling and highly-regarded authors including Matt Haig (How to Stay Alive); Cathy Rentzenbrink (A Manual for Heartache); Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy with the Topknot); Ruby Wax (A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled) and many more.  The expert-endorsed reads can be borrowed for free from any Norfolk library – if the book isn’t available, a free reservation will be placed to order the book in to the library.

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Living with mental health by John

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MEN ARE FROM MARS…….

From an early age, the majority of boys are pressured by society, family or peers to grow up fast and be men, even before their teenaged years. Being told they can’t play with dolls or dress up in women’s clothes amongst other things that can be classed as gender stereotyping. Also being taught that they shouldn’t cry and that men are tough and strong, that showing emotions makes you weak. These boys tend to develop into men who struggle with dealing and showing/sharing emotions and this can sometimes factor in to why men struggle with mental health. A recent report made last year showed the highest suicide statistics in the uk were for men aged 40-44, at a rate 3 times higher than women. A surprising amount of people didn’t know that men can also get post natal depression. Usually typical in their early 20’s with their first child, but it can happen any time, just like women do.

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Summer Solstice 2018 – Human Henge on the HLF blog

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for featuring Human Henge in their latest blog post about Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge!

How Stonehenge can improve mental health and wellbeing

“I’ve actually been a human being for three months, rather than (being seen as) an illness or a condition or a client or an end user.” 
Female participant in the project

Our Human Hengers have had some amazing experiences celebrating Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox at Stonehenge over the last couple of years.

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Summer Solstice, photo by Amy Freeborn

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Winter Solstice, photo by Jessica Swinburne

New Burgh Castle Almanac website

The website for our Burgh Castle Almanac project is now up and running. We’ll be posting blog updates from participants as well as photos, videos and artwork from the group’s fortnightly sessions.

www.burghcastlealmanac.org

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Photo by Tod Sullivan

Restoration Trust Newsletter May 2018

We have just released our newsletter for May 2018, which includes updates on our projects Change Minds, Human Henge, Culture Quest and our new project Burgh Castle Almanac. If you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletters in the future follow this link.

Click to read the newsletter here

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