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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

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Wed-Sun 12-5. Admission: 9 Adults, 7 Concessions,4 aged 12-16, under 12s FREE

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THE WOMEN : OUR PSYCHOANALYTIC MOTHERS
May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm talk/event
This presentation, via theatrical performance, reveals the story of six remarkable female psychoanalysts - Helene Deutsch, Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Karen Horney, and Marie-Louise von Franz.
The lives of these women spanned two centuries, three continents and two World Wars. Each of these women made original contributions to the development of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice.
The five performers are themselves all authors and/or clinical practitioners and their performances will be given greater depth and informed by their professional experience.
This presentation is inspired by a desire to foster dialogue among mental health practitioners. Many of the challenges therapists face in their daily clinical practice will be illuminated by an appreciation of how these five pioneering women confronted and redefined prevailing forms of psychotherapy in their own lifetimes.
The Creative Director, Dr. Louise DeCosta, has previously brought two other original presentations to the Freud Museum, The Freud/Ferenczi Letters and The Freud/Jung Letters. This is the London debut of the new presentation, first performed in the US, and here through the generosity of the Director and her troupe of analyst/author/performers.
The duration of the presentation is approx. 60mins, followed by a Q&A.
Free with admission - no need to book.
freud.org.uk/events/76792/the-women-our-psychoanalytic-mothers/

Click to enlargeFAY BALLARD AND JUDY GOLDHILL: BREATHE
May 16 - Jul 18, 2018
Curated by Caroline Garland, psychoanalyst
 
BREATHE presents two thought-provoking contemporary artists, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill, who both explore the central theme of parental loss throughout their practice.
 
Breath, and the act of breathing, permeate the work of both artists, consciously and unconsciously, referencing not only personal loss, but also life as a creative force - Fay through drawing; Judy through photography, film and artist’s books.
 
This exhibition examines the work of these two captivating artists as an excavation into their traumatic losses, and considers the reparative function of personal, and wider, creativity.

FREUD/LYNCH: BEHIND THE CURTAIN
May 26 - 27, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm talk/event
A 2-day conference exploring the cinema of David Lynch through a psychoanalytic lens.
 
The films of David Lynch are sometimes said to be unintelligible. They confront us with strange dreamscapes populated with bizarre characters, obscure symbols and an infuriating lack of narrative consistency. Yet despite their opacity, they hold us transfixed.
 
Lynch, who once told an interviewer “I love dream logic,” would surely agree with Sigmund Freud’s famous claim that “before the problem of the creative artist, psychoanalysis must lay down its arms.” But what else do the two agree on?
 
Freud/Lynch: Behind the Curtain takes as its point of departure that Lynch’s work is not so much unintelligible as ‘uncanny,’ revealing what Todd McGowan has termed “the bizarre nature of normality” – and the everydayness of what we take to be strange.
 
This conference invites psychoanalysts, scholars and cinephiles to reflect on these Lynchian enigmas. What do we mean by ‘Lynchian’? Beyond the apparent incoherence of his films, are there hidden logics at play? Are Lynch and Freud in alignment? And what light can psychoanalysis shed on the Lynchian uncanny?
 
LOCATION:
Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High Street
London
E8 2PB
BOOKING:
Early bird tickets until 2 April 55 – 85
Advance booking required
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freudlynch-behind-the-curtain-tickets-43714320710
 
A limited number of bursary places are available for those under financial hardship at 20/day.
Apply for a bursary place
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DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR THE BEREAVED: A 'BREATHE' EXHIBITION EVENT
May 27, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm talk/event
In collaboration with Grief Encounter, this workshop has been specifically devised for the adult bereaved. Led by Grief Encounter, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill will introduce their work, and then participants will be encouraged to draw a personal belonging which they have brought along with them.
 
All materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a personal object with them.
 
The workshop will be for 12 adults, so early booking is advised.
 
This workshop is part of a series of events coinciding with Breathe, an exhibition by Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill on display at the Freud Museum London 16 May - 18 July 2018
Adult: 20
Friends of the Museum: 15
Student/concessions: 15
 
Advance booking essential.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-workshop-for-the-bereaved-tickets-44254778233

'TWO ARTISTS AND TRAUMATIC LOSS', WITH CAROLINE GARLAND
Jun 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
 
The works in the Breathe exhibition are by two women, each of whom lost a parent - a crucial figure - at a very early age. Those losses, and their sequelae, form the focus of the works we have together chosen to exhibit. It is an appropriate choice for the Freud Museum, since intimate relationships, and the exigencies of their loss are central to Freud’s work, and to the subsequent development of psychoanalysis. In this talk, Caroline Garland will explore how the work shown in the exhibition and the topic of traumatic loss can be understood from a psychoanalytic point of view; how the psychological capacity involved in making art is connected with loss and the mourning of that loss.
 
Caroline Garland is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and founder of the Unit for the Study of Trauma and Its Aftermath in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic. Caroline also initiated and curated the Tavistock’s own art collection. She is herself an award-winning and published poet (aka Beatrice Garland). In 2001, she won the National Poetry Prize. She took part in ‘Loss and Recovery: Conversation between Poets and Psychotherapists’, a symposium at the Freud Museum held in 2013. Caroline has published and broadcast widely, including being one of the lead clinicians in the ground-breaking BBC television series on the Tavistock Clinic, ‘Talking Cure’.
 
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: 10
Friends of the Freud Museum: 7
Students/concessions: 7
 
Advance booking highly recommended.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/two-artists-and-traumatic-loss-caroline-garland-tickets-43831746935

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR THE BEREAVED: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Jun 10, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm talk/event
A 'Breathe' Exhibition Event
In collaboration with Grief Encounter, this workshop has been specifically devised for bereaved children & young people. Led by child grief specialist Shelley Gilbert, artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill will introduce their work, and then participants will be encouraged to draw a personal belonging which they have brought along with them.
 
The workshop will be for 12 children, with an accompanying adult who is also encouraged to participate.
 
All materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a personal object with them.
 
This workshop is part of a series of events which coincide with Breathe, an exhibition by Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill on display at the Freud Museum London 16 May - 18 July 2018
Adult full price: 20
Adult Friends of the Museum and concessions: 15
 
Advance booking essential.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-workshop-for-the-bereaved-children-young-people-tickets-44262486288?aff=es2

'I SAW THE SPRING RETURN: ON WORDSWORTH AND LOSS'
Jun 12, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
With Ronald Britton
 
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
 
This is the second in the series of talks 'On Loss and Creativity', which coincide with the exhibition Breathe by artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill.
 
Ronald Britton's work is characterised by his preoccupation with truth; with what is real, and how we know this. His answer follows Keats, ‘nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced’ and his contributions follow from this. In his book ‘Belief and Imagination’ he examines the relationship between psychic reality and fictional writing, and the ways in which belief, imagination and reality are explored in the works of Wordsworth, Rilke, Milton and Blake. He explores questions such as the status of phantasies in an individual’s mind - are they facts or possibilities? How the notions of objectivity and subjectivity are interrelated and have their origins in the Oedipal triangle. How phantasies which are held to be products of the imagination, can be accounted for in psychoanalytic terms.
 
Ronald Britton is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He first trained as a doctor, and as a child psychiatrist was Chair of the Department of Children and Parents at the Tavistock Clinic, where he was involved in treatment of deprived children and their parents. This experience was influential to his psychoanalytic thinking where he maintains the importance of ‘childhood’ as a formative experience. His theoretical background is that of Freud, Klein and post-Kleinians. Additionally, he brings his own wide interests, including philosophy, theology, science, and particularly, his passion for poetry, which he uses as a basis for psychological understanding. Arguably, it is from the last that his most original contribution was inspired, namely his psychoanalytic understanding of the source of inspiration: the imagination.
 
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: 10
Friends of the Museum: 7
Students/Concessions: 7
 
Advance booking highly recommended
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/i-saw-the-spring-return-on-wordsworth-and-loss-ron-britten-tickets-43846300465

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