Medway Neuro-Arts Festival 2019

Breaking News:  Rochester Riverside has kindly agreed to part-fund this event with a grant of £5,000 - thank you!!! A cheque hand-over ceremony, conducted by Deputy-Mayor Cllr. Habib Tejan, on 20 May was used to launch the Medway Neuro-Arts Festival, see below for more details.

MNN, in partnership with Medway Adult Education (MAE) and Nucleus Arts, has organised a Medway Neuro Arts Festival on 20 - 21 July 2019.  This will aim to highlight the therapeutic benefts of Arts for those with neurological conditions.  Another feature of the planned Neuro-Arts festival is that it will provide neurological information and signpost participants to relevant local support.

The main venue for Saturday 20 July will be the Rochester Community Hub/ Library/ Medway Adult Education building and Eastgate House & Gardens, see attached flyer to the right.  Arts being showcased will be in 4 zones: Music & Poetry Corner; Dance & Health: Wellbeing (Tai Chi, Yoga, Mindfulness); and Visual & Creative Arts.  

Jane Cullen's play 'Say that again' - based on her successful book of the same title - will be premiered on Saturday 20 July. The Hempstead Players will be performing the play at Eastgate House, 5.30pm to 7.30pm. After the play there will be a Q/A session with the author.
Entrance is FREE, but this performance is already SOLD OUT.

We are hoping to put on a second perormance, so watch this space!!!

Film Festival: Sunday 21 July, with a neurological theme, at the Huguenot Museum, Rochester, running 11am to 1pm and then 2pm to 4pm. Entrance is FREE, but tickets must be booked prior to the event using Eventbrite, by clicking HERE.

If you would like more information, or have any suggestions or comments, then please contact MNN by email:  

Public Launch of Medway Neuro Arts Festival

Rochester Riverside Community Fund formally handed-over the cheque for £5,000 to part-fund the Festival on 20 May 2019.  We were honoured by the attendance of Deputy Mayor of Medway Cllr. Habib Tejan, who handed over the cheque to Medway Neurological Network Co-leads Phil Bungay and Martin Nagler.  It transpired that the Deputy Mayor was actually on the Board that approved this grant!!!  Representing Rochester Riverside was Susan Saunders and Tracy Chandler from the Community Liaison Team.

Pictures courtesy of Dennis Gilbert - many thanks.

Getting ready.....

The Festival's new Project Manager, Nicola Moy, is getting stuck in right away, displaying the Festival poster.

We would like to thank all those who supported this launch event, including Cllr. Stuart Tranter, Cllr. Vince Maple, Cllr. Rupert Turpin and Cllr. Simon Curry.

Our very healthy refreshments were provided by Carolyne Pilcher.

To see the Press Release, pleae click HERE.

Following this event a Festival planning meeting was held.
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