Medway Neurological Network (MNN), in partnership with Medway Adult Education (MAE
) and Nucleus Arts
, organised Medway Neuro Arts Festival
held on 20 - 21 July 2019. This highlighted the therapeutic benefts of Arts for those with neurological conditions. Another feature of the Festival was that it provided neurological information and signposted participants to relevant local support.
The main venue for Saturday 20 July was the Rochester Community Hub/ Library/ Medway Adult Education building and Eastgate House & Gardens, see attached flyer to the right. Arts showcased were held in 4 zones: Music & Poetry Corner; Dance; Health & Wellbeing (Tai Chi, Yoga, Mindfulness); and Visual & Creative Arts. There was a range of neurological support information stalls, outside in Eastgate & Eastgate Gardens. Inside Rochester Hub there was a great ART Exhibition with works submitted by local artists who have a connection with neurological conditions - this exhibition will remain open until 9 August and some of the works are for sale.
Jane Cullen's play 'Say that again'
- based on her successful book of the same title - was premiered on Saturday 20 July. The Hempstead Players
, directed by Jim Gilmour, perfored the play at Eastgate House, 5.30pm to 7.30pm. on both the 20 & 21 July to full houses and popular acclaim. Jane Cullen introduced the play and answered questions afterwards. Many thanks for your great support of the Medway Neuro Arts Festival, Jane. See below for a report, including video clips.
Sunday 21 July, with a neurological theme, was held at the Huguenot
Museum, Rochester, running 11am to 1pm and then 2pm to 4pm. To see the Film Festival Programme, morning and afternoon, please click HERE
. See below for a report, including video clips.
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. More good news - Jane Cullen, author of the play 'Say that Again', has not only offered to pay for the hire of Eastgate House for the performance of her play, but also donated £500 to the Festival from the proceeds of her book sales. Many thanks indeed, Jane.
If you would like more information, or have any suggestions or comments, then please contact MNN by email: firstname.lastname@example.org