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By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom

May 2015

‘Taking a Turn’: mental health history of hospital gardens

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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‘Taking a Turn’ explores the mental health history of hospital gardens from 1800 to contemporary times, using historical archives as well as historical and contemporary patient narratives in a garden installation. The installation is at Exchange Square, the original site of Bedlam – Bethlem Royal hospital - the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital. ‘Taking a Turn’ brings together medicine, history and horticulture in a fresh approach about a little-known medical history. This history has become a seedbed for the contemporary movement…

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‘Taking a Turn’: public talks – mental health history of hospital gardens

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 24 May, 2015

Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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'Taking a Turn' - two public talks are being held by the 'Taking a Turn': mental health history of hospital gardens team.  Three specialists will present research into the themes of mental health hospital gardens over time, mental health patient experiences of the outdoors, and the design of the garden installation for the Chelsea Fringe.  Speakers are: Dr Clare Hickman, landscape historian at Kings College London Steph Eastoe, social historian doctorate researcher at Birkbeck College London Rebecca Smith, independent gardening…

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June 2015

‘Taking a Turn’: closing party – mental health history of hospital gardens

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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We are holding a closing party and plant give-away from our garden installation on Friday 5th June 6-9pm at Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.  Be ready to party and bring a plastic bag or two to take away plants after 8.30pm.

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