A relaxed and thought provoking day hosted by the Thought Foundation and Dr Sheila Quaid, Senior Lecturer Sociology from University of Sunderland, bringing together art and social sciences.
There will be stimulating talks and workshops by artists, doctors and academics who will explore the subjects of language, parenting, future generations, bodies and art. This event will create a space for appreciating art and discussion.
- Lauren Reed - Creative Producer of feminist theatre company Forked Theatre. Lauren is in the process of travelling the UK gathering stories and experiences from women on the subject of 'motherhood'. She curates these tales into a verbatim theatre piece called MOTHERLOGUES, performed locally using local actors.
- Sky Hawkins - Poet - Sky will join us to talk about single motherhood.
The #esrcfestival is organised by University of Sunderland's School of Social Sciences and the innovative community interest company, The Thought Foundation.
The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual, week-long series of events, held across the UK for the last 16 years. The 2018 ESRC Festival of Social Science took place from 3-10 November, with 303 separate events held in 53 UK towns and cities, attracting nearly 37,300 people and involving 1,100 social scientists.