“Young People Hearing Voices; Suffering, Inspiration and the Everyday.”

I’ve blogged already about the ‘Listen Up!’ workshops for young voice hearers which I was lucky enough to take part in. All the young people from workshops previous met for one last time in Durham to finish their pieces ready for exhibition. Without further ado, these amazing pieces can speak strongly for themselves…

A small wooden box has a white plastercine figure stroking a cat. The back of the box is decorated like a garden. In the sky it reads 'Bring me to Reality'

Black letters on a white poster reads: Just Go And Get Your Facts Straight

Black letters on a white background read:

On a white background the outline of a head is in black. Inside in black letters are the words:

A purple background has many many circles in yellow, green and lilac. They cluster towards the centre where there is a white clearing. In the clearing is one single black dot.

On white paper in red bubble writing is 'Everyone has a unique story.'

Three boxes, one larger one filled with colourful circles has a circle of green fabric dolls in front. A bubble coming out of one doll reads

A girl's head in shades of blue. She looks non expressive. Coming out of her head are splashes of colour and three birds flying out. Inside a blue box are several dolls. They are white and black splattered, The one at the front of the group is looking out with big dark eyes. The box is wrapped in purple thread so it is like a thick cobweb on the front.
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Thank you so much to the Wellcome Trust and Hearing the Voice for giving time and space to simply be.

The finished pieces and more will be on exhibition from the 5th of November at Palace Green Library, Durham University.

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