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Arts in Mind Festival

Arts in Mind  was a week-long festival celebrating innovative collaborations between researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the creative and cultural sector. It showcased work that explored new ways to improve wellbeing and facilitate a better understanding of mental health, the brain and the mind. 

The festival featured over 40 exhibitions, performances, screenings and workshops (including workshops for local primary and secondary schools) on topics as diverse as psychological wellbeing in pregnancy to music and images as mood enhancers. It provided opportunities for immersive and unique, one-off experiences. 

The Arts in Mind festival was produced and delivered by King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, working with the university’s specialist Culture team, and marks the 20th anniversary of the IoPPN joining King’s.

Read about these events in the Arts in Mind Festival report and watch a short film celebrating the festival here or a summary video here



Previous events in Arts in Mind Festival

4 Jun

Maternal Journal

04 June 2018, 09:00 to 10 June 2018, 17:00

This display of artworks was produced by pregnant women and new mothers with a history of mild to…

4 Jun

Cerebral City

04 June 2018, 09:00 to 10 June 2018, 16:30

The human mind as a living, moving, city is the central metaphoric idea of this project, which…

8 Jun

We Cannot Unsee

08 June 2018, 18:00 to 21:00

This film screening will explore the potential of science fiction to convey the experiences of…

8 Jun

Bittersuite: "Without Touch"

08 June 2018, 19:30 to 21:00

A short multi-sensory piece which invites the audience to experience stories and memories of…

4 Jun

Heroin Bodies

04 June 2018, 09:00 to 8 June 2018, 17:00

Don’t forget to breathe by artist Galia Rybitskaya is an animation that forms part of Heroin Bodies,…

4 Jun


04 June 2018, 09:00 to 8 June 2018, 17:00

Teresa Albor is artist-in-residence in the IoPPN Department of Addictions. See and hear Teresa’s…

4 Jun

Weaving a new story

04 June 2018, 09:00 to 8 June 2018, 16:30

This photographic exhibition features beautiful close up images of a textile quilt, which was…

4 Jun

Talking Heads

04 June 2018, 09:00 to 8 June 2018, 16:30

An exhibition of works by artist Mel Brimfield, whose collaboration with the IoPPN Department of…

8 Jun


08 June 2018, 13:30 to 15:00

You are invited to a listening and co-creation session to explore how audio and creative approaches…

7 Jun

Queering Love, Queering Hormones

07 June 2018, 18:00 to 21:00

What does traditional narrative cinema tell us about romantic love? And how does it contrast with…

7 Jun

Illusions - A window to your brain

07 June 2018, 18:00 to 20:00

How does schizophrenia help us understand the “healthy” brain? This discussion event will explore…

7 Jun

Creative Arts Hub Zimbabwe

07 June 2018, 18:00 to 19:30

You are invited to a film screening and panel discussion exhibiting the ‘Creative Arts Hub…

6 Jun

My Memory Forest

06 June 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

This story-reading and art session for children aged 6-8 years will explore the richly illustrated…

5 Jun

Urban Mind

05 June 2018, 18:00 to 20:00

You are invited to a presentation about Urban Mind, an innovative smart phone app & citizen science…

5 Jun

#MagicCarpet: Wandering Minds

05 June 2018, 18:00 to 20:00

An evening of fun encounters and conversations. Through a playful speed date format, you are invited…

5 Jun

Chromotrope family workshop

05 June 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

Join this family workshop to create colourful magic lanterns, whilst learning about the science of…

5 Jun

Chromotrope workshop

05 June 2018, 12:00 to 13:00

Join a workshop for carers of people with dementia to create colourful magic lanterns whilst…