"To Save Our Lives"

Event details

Event duration: 
60 minutes, approx
Type of event: 
Talk / lecture
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern
Bankside London


Concession : 
Ticketing information: 
Ticket availability: 
Limited places

About the event

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week Opening Lecture by A.L. Kennedy.

LAHF, in association with Tate Modern Community Learning is delighted to launch the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week with this lecture by award-winning writer A.L. Kennedy.  The lecture will explore her experiences in working with vulnerable people and how this has shaped her view of art as vital for community health and wellbeing. 

A.L.Kennedy is the author of 13 books: 6 novels, 5 books of short stories and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel "the Blue Book" was published in 2011. She also writes for the stage, radio, film and TV and a number of national and international newspapers. She has a blog in The Guardian under the heading The Writing Life.

She has won a number of awards including the Costa Prize, a Lannan Award and the Austrian State Prize for International Literature. She has twice been included in the Granta list of Best of Young British Novelists. Her work is translated into over 20 languages. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A.L.Kennedy also performs in a variety of media including stand-up comedy.

Tate's Learning Programme is a bridge between all audiences and the gallery. By offering support and guidance the department encourages new audiences to develop the habit of visiting galleries and offers existing audiences the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to the organisation.

The Community Learning team at Tate have identified strategic goals for addressing educational and cultural inequality through engagement with adults using health services in Southwark, Newham and other local London boroughs. In particular, supporting positive mental health and working with older adults are core strands in Community Learning.  Tate Community Learning are proud to work in alliance with a broad range of health organisations including the service-user led charity Emergence, NHS trusts including South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust , East London NHS Trust and health policy think tank The Kings Fund, and regularly collaborate with a range of internationally recognised artists and arts organisations including Suzy Willson with Clod Ensemble, Corali Dance Company and Intoart.  This event is part of a long-standing collaboration with LAHF.

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