36 Pounds and 95 Pence: Asylum, Trauma and the Power of Creativity

30 Oct 2015 – 6 Nov 2015

Event times

Friday 30th October- 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 31st October- 1pm to 6pm
Sunday 1st November- 1pm to 6pm

Cost of entry


Islington Arts Factory

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses 4, 17, 29, 43, 91, 153, 253, 259, 271, 279, 359
  • Tube: Holloway Road or Caledonian Road

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The New Art Studio, a therapeutic art studio for refugees and asylum seekers will be holding an exhibition and weekend of events to celebrate its launch. The Studio is part of the Helen Bamber Foundation.


The New Art Studio is a vital project that provides a therapeutic art studio for asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of human cruelty.  It is run by two art psychotherapists who are highly experienced at working with trauma and the use of art as an aid to psychological recovery.

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a human rights charity based in London which was founded by Helen Bamber in 2005. Our specialist team of therapists, doctors and legal experts hold an international reputation for providing therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection and practical support to survivors of human rights violations.

Centered around an exhibition of studio member's art work, the weekend will run as follows:

The exhibition opens on Friday 30th October (6-9pm).  Artwork will be for sale, and all money will go to the Helen Bamber Foundation, and help us to continue our vital support to survivors of human cruelty.
On Saturday 31st (1-6pm) we will hold a Panel Discussion from experts in the field of asylum and therapy.  The panel will be:
Doug Gill. Psychotherapist and co-founder of the studio upstairs.
Dick Blackwell, Group Analyst and Family Therapist, author of Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees.
Ruth Barnett.  Author of 'Love Hate and Indifference: The Slide in Genocide' and childhood  holocaust survivor.
Perico Rodríguez, Counsellor at Freedom From Torture and former political prisoner.
Angela Hobart, Psychotherapist and anthropologist. She has recently undertaken research on the genocide in Indonesia.

Our final event on Sunday 1st (1-6pm) will be an Art Making Day, where you are invited to get creative and experience the power of group art making.

Exhibition continues until 6th November.

The events are free, donations welcome, and places limited.  You are welcome to attend one, two or all events. Please RSVP via Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-new-art-studio-presents-36-pounds-and-95-pence-tickets-18784394630


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