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Normal? Festival of the Brain

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Thursday 30 April - Sunday 3 May 2020

Normal? Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over four days to delve into and question the brain. In 2020’s festival we will be exploring the concept of ‘the growing versus the knowing’ brain.

This isn’t about not learning, or that knowledge isn’t important, but that sometimes we can hold onto thinking we ‘need to know’, and that can stop us from connecting to each other, growing towards each other, and learning to ‘know’ in a new way.

As we move into a future where so many processes will be operated by machines, we might also explore our human qualities that perhaps can’t be emulated. The hidden within our brains and our beings.

And connected to this we might be exploring touch, and hysteria in connection to the overall theme.

This idea has been inspired by the world we are all living in right now, local conversations, and by Living Words’ new partners East Side Institute in New York, and it’s founder Lois Holzman’s book ‘The Overweight Brain’.

Normal? Festival of the Brain is co-curated by Living Words, Creative Folkestone and Folkestone Fringe with input from the local community. Come and join us at our community meetings to become part of Normal? Festival of the Brain 2020. Let us know what you think – and feel.

The next 'Think In' meeting is Tuesday 12 November, 6pm at Glassworks, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1JR.

Keep up to date and find out more about Normal? 2020 by following us on Twitter @BrainFestUK 

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