Up the Middle Road: Stories from the Crichton Royal Asylum
(Tue 17 Oct: 6pm)
Dr Valentina Bold and storyteller Amanda Edmiston present excerpts from Mike Bolam’s film Up the Middle Road and a live storytelling performance, followed by a discussion on how stories can heal and dispel the stigma around mental health. The event is the natural result of a 2022 project developed at the site of the former Crichton Royal Asylum in Dumfries.
Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2023.
Storytelling is a store of collective memories, experiences and values. Relax, and delve into those Collective Treasures in the genial company of the festival’s storytellers, as they celebrate our common humanity.
Join us as we explore, question and celebrate the Right To Be Human. This year, on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we consider the many challenges we face, from human health and wellbeing to the health and future of our planet. However, there is also a worldwide movement to meet these challenges, and to exist imaginatively, fairly and in community with the whole diversity of life. Storytelling has embraced these values from the dawn of culture and stories today can help us be more connected to the world around us, as well as our rights, showing us how to be more alive and creative as humans.
Purchase a Storytelling Festival Pass and make the most of SISF 2023!
Buy A Pass
A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Festival Pass holder or a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.