Date(s): 15 June 2016
Booking Link: https://exceptionalandextraordinary.eventbrite.co.uk
Since humans first appeared on Earth, no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, certain bodies and minds came to be highly valued whilst others became viewed as problematic; as deviant and unruly, deficient and requiring adjustment towards a perceived idealised norm. Exceptional & Extraordinary is a series of thought-provoking new commissions – inspired by the collections of eight of the UK’s most renowned medical museums and produced out of unique collaborations between artists and experts in medical history, disability and museums – that examine our attitudes towards difference and aim to stimulate debate around the implications of a society that values some lives more than others. This event is free but tickets must be booked in advanceIntroduction from Chris Henry, Director of Heritage at Surgeons' Hall Museums
DEAF MEN DANCING
LET US TELL YOU A STORY...
THE FIGHT FOR LIFEDAVID HEVEY
Disproportionately targeted by cuts in public funding and subject to social, political and medical attitudes towards difference that have far reaching, often pernicious consequences, disabled people increasingly face questions around just who is - and who isn’t - worth the biomedical resources and technology to live longer and empowered lives.There will be a post show panel discussion Access InformationBSL, Audio description, Speech to Text*Additional InformationMuseum access is available from 5pm, with the first performance commencing at 6pm.
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