Epilepsy Awareness Week in the North East of England will be marked by a performance piece on the subject of epilepsy which will be presented in Newcastle Cathedral and a number of other churches in the region.
Entitled Making for the Light, the piece is part of the public engagement sector of CANDO (www.cando.ac.uk) a ground-breaking research project led by Newcastle University using a light based brain implant to control the seizures of people with focal epilepsy for whom neither medication or surgery have proved suitable.
It is the work of the North East theatre company Operating Theatre which has been involved in the public engagement sector of the project since its launch in spring 2017.
It takes its title from a quotation from Vincent Van Gogh, ‘So let us go forward, quietly each on his own path forever making for the light,’ the painter being just one of the famous writers and artists with epilepsy whose thoughts on the condition figure in the piece.
The church performances, which are free, last approximately an hour, and include a post show discussion.
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