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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.

Jul 18 - 23, 2018 to 12:00am talk/event
18 July, 12:00 pm - 23 July, 5:00 pm
"A Mile in My Shoes" invites visitors to go on a physical and empathetic journey by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to their story.
The Empathy Museum’s most recent version of "A Mile in My Shoes", brings together a collection of new audio stories shared by refugees and migrants who have made London their home. Come and experience a rich diversity of voices, from a Nigerian barber who arrived 8 years ago, to a Jamaican war veteran and calypso star who came to London in 1933. All the stories have been expertly recorded and produced by a professional audio producer
Come and walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to their story.
Part of an exciting series of events which coincide with "Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938", on display from 18 July – 30 September 2018.
Free with Museum admission ticket - no need to book

Jul 18 - Sep 30, 2018
On Saturday 4 June 1938, Sigmund Freud, his wife, Martha, and their daughter Anna left Vienna forever. On the same day, Freud sent a note to his friend, the writer, Arnold Zweig. In it he wrote, briefly, “Leaving today for 39 Elsworthy Road, London NW3 …”.
Freud’s note was simple, but behind it lay a complex and dangerous series of events and an urgent need to escape. Hitler’s annexation of Austria to Germany on 13 March had placed Austrian Jews in immediate danger. Within days, Freud’s apartment and publishing house had been raided. A week later, Anna was arrested and questioned by the Gestapo.
Now, after weeks of uncertainty, Freud, Martha and Anna boarded a train to take them across Europe to Paris, and from there to London and a new life. Other family members had escaped just weeks earlier, but many friends and relatives remained behind to uncertain fates.


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