Beginning with a 15-minute slide show and informal talk, the walk is an opportunity to learn more about the Unmasking Pain research project, bringing a human face to the extraordinary academic studies that are taking place. The walk will take you through the beautiful landscape of the Botanics garden, animated with surprising moments along the way from sculptures and storytelling to pop-up performances.
Traditional Indian Kathak dancers will depict elements of nature like flowers, water, rain, sky, bees, inspiring a deeper connection with nature. Music and rhythm will drift through the scenery from musicians inspired by their surroundings.
This event will also be live streamed.
Unmasking Pain is a creative collaboration between artists, people living with on-going pain and pain management specialists to explore the shared challenges of living with pain. It seeks to find a voice for those living with pain through artistic collaboration, the artist and the artform and trial different creative approaches to support those living with pain to gain a sense of identity beyond their all-encompassing pain.
Unmasking Pain is supporting the arts and health sectors to take a shared approach to exploring the relationship between participating in the creative process and living well with pain.
Paul Chazot, Associate Professor at Department of Biosciences, Durham University
Balbir Singh, Artistic Director of Balbir Singh Dance Company
Of particular interest to those living with persistent pain; caring for someone living with persistent pain or working in pain management