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Normal? Festival of the Brain

Normal? Festival of the Brain

Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 May 2018

Normal? Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over four days to delve into and question the brain. This year, we’re looking at rest and sleep, grief and loss, love and perception and exploring ways to pay attention, delight in difference and make ourselves more resilient.

Normal? Festival of the Brain is co-curated by Living Words, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Folkestone Fringe with input from the local community.

Click here to download this year's programme

You can enjoy as many Normal? Festival of the Brain events as you like by purchasing a £40 festival pass. Many events have a limited capacity so please book in advance (even for free events and even if you have a festival pass) online or by calling the box office on 01303 760750.

Keep up to date and find out more about Normal? 2018 by following us on Twitter @BrainFestUK #Normal18


Beach Brain

Filmed by James Murray-White on Sunny Sand beach, Folkestone, 7 May 2016. Neurologist Tim Rittman with a team of award-winning sandcastle-makers and local volunteers created a giant brain out of sand and waited for the tide to wash it away. Find out what the brain looks like and what each part does in this engaging short film about the brain.  

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