Off-Stage Events

To accompany the opera, we are running a series of off-stage events with both science and arts partners. These give you the chance to find out more about the opera and research into Dementia, and to ask your own questions too.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday 21 July 4.30 – 6pm: Music and the Brain, a Symposium
Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London

The Opera Group present symposium on music and the brain for professionals working in the field of dementia.

Chaired by Daniel Glaser (Head of Special Projects in public engagement at the Wellcome Trust), the speakers include Professor Simon Lovestone (Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health) on the biology of Alzheimer’s disease, Lauren Stewart (Director of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London) on the effect of music on the brain, and practitioners from Music for Life the pioneering, interactive music workshop programme  for people living with dementia.

Tickets just £2. Book here or call 020 7304 4000.

Wednesday  21 July: Post show Q&A
Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London

Discussion With focus on the science behind the opera. Free to ticket holders.See www.roh.org.uk for performance times and booking information.

Wednesday 28 July: Post show Q&A
Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London

Discussion with composer, librettist and director. Free to ticket holders. See www.roh.org.uk for performance times and booking information.

Thursday 29 July: Lab in the Lobby
Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London
Learn about the brain and memory with demonstrations and activities from 6.30pm. Free to ticket holders. See www.roh.org.uk for performance times and booking information.

PAST EVENTS

Friday 26 February 2.45pm: The Lion’s Face  Preview Event
Watford Palace Theatre

The Opera Group, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, will present scenes from the opera, entitled alongside a presentation and panel discussion, with contributions from the artists and scientists involved. Composer Elena Langer and librettist Glyn Maxwell will be introduced by Dr Felicity Callard of the Institute of Psychiatry.

Tickets are FREE for this unique and entertaining afternoon but you must pre-book by calling the Watford palace Theatre Box Office on 01923 225 671 orbooking online here.

Saturday 27 February 7.30pm:  The Lion’s Face Symposium
Corn Exchange, Brighton Science Festival 2010

Presented in association with Brighton Science Festival. This symposium is a preview of 2010’s Brighton Festival premiere of The Lion’s Face, featuring scenes from the opera, keynote addresses from a range of speakers and a stimulating panel discussion on Alzheimer’s disease. Open to all, you can book your tickets here.

Thursday 20 May: Post-Show Discussion: Engaging Art and Science
Theatre Royal Brighton

The Lion’s Face creative team and a dementia research scientist discuss the creation of the opera. Free to ticket holders. See www.brightonfestival.org for performance times and booking info.

Sunday 23 May 11.00am – 4.00pm: Dementia Awareness Day
The Ashmolean Museum and Randolph Hotel, Oxford

A day-long event showcasing local services directed at a range of people, including those people in the general public who are worried about their memory, to those diagnosed with dementia, and their carers and families, and professional carers.

Sessions are FREE but must be pre-booked as space is limited. Please call the Oxford Playhouse ticket office on 01865 305305 for more information and to book.

Special Offer: Dementia Awareness Day participants can get tickets for The Lion’s Face at 7.30pm for just £12. Speak to the sales assistant when you book your sessions and quote “Memories Discount”.

Sunday 23 May 6.15pm: Creating The Lion’s Face
Oxford Playhouse

A pre show talk with the composer librettist and director. Tickets are £2 and can be booked through the ticket office on 01865 305305.

Sunday 23 May: Post-Show Panel Discussion
Oxford Playhouse

Discussion on the issues raised within the performance. This is a free event for attenders of the performance.

Special Offer: Dementia Awareness Day participants can get tickets for The Lion’s Face at 7.30pm for just £12. Speak to the sales assistant when you book your sessions and quote “Memories Discount”.

3 – 26 May: Brain Arcane
Northern Stage, Newcastle

DeNDRoN and Alzheimer’s Society present a striking collection of medical images of the brain.

Tuesday 25 May: Post-show discussion
Northern Stage, Newcastle

Discussion with The Opera Group and researchers from Newcastle and Durham Universities. Free to attenders of the opera. See www.northernstage.co.uk for performance times and booking details.

Wednesday 26 May, 1.30pm: Going Platinum
Northern Stage, Newcastle

Representing The Sage, Gateshead Silver Singers programme, this over 60s choir  entertains with songs from Bach to Buddy Holly. Free event in the foyer before the opera matinee.

Wednesday 26 May 4pm: Discussing Dementia
Northern Stage, Newcastle

Join DeNDRoN and guest speakers from patient, carer and clinical perspectives to explore the themes of the show. Refreshments provided. Free with a ticket to the show. For more information visit www.northernstage.co.uk.

Friday 28 May: Post Show Q&A
Watford Palace Theatre

Discussion with members of the company and creative team. Free to opera ticket holders.

Saturday 29 May 6.30pm: Pre Show Talk
Watford Palace Theatre

Discussion about the science behind the opera. Free to opera ticket holders.

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