30 Sep

Free Creative Archive workshops with Lalya Gaye and Heads & Tales upcoming events!

The Heads and Tales Newsletter is here! 

Welcome to our newsletter for our Mental Health Heritage project HEADS & TALES, supported and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and through the great contribution of National lottery players.

Contents of email below:

  • Creative Archive sessions with lead Artist Lalya Gaye Oct 1st – 17th Dec
  • “Derailed” Exhibition at Tynemouth Station Oct-Nov
  • World Mental Health Day @Newcastle City Library 6th Oct
  • World Mental Health Day Intervention wall @Discovery Museum 10th Oct-Nov

“This will be a barbaric yawp – always passionate, always creative, sometimes chaotic too – that will be sounded loud, proud, and diverse across the rooftops of the North East and beyond”  Clare Matthews, Heads & Tales Steering group


Creative Archive workshops with Artist in residency Lalya Gaye
October 1st – 17th December 11am-3pm
(Drop in or come every week!)

1st session Monday Oct 1st 11am-3pm is a special behind the scenes tour at Discovery Museums Archives. 

Join Artist in residency Lalya Gaye to sift through and research the archives at Discovery Museum to look at mental health and its wider context through the ages. Help rebalance history of Mental Health by exploring archives & creatively responding in your own way by art, poetry, music or more. Archives viewed will include some material from Mental Health Hospitals as well as other archives of the North East. 

Workshops will take place both at the Discovery Museum and Chilli Studios on alternative
Mondays. First session Oct 1st @ Discovery Museum

BOOK your FREE TICKETS here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-archive-workshops-with-lalya-gaye-museums-and-mental-health-heritage-tickets-44334231881

Contact for details 0191 209 4058  jo@chillistudios.co.uk

“Derailed; the ups and downs of mental health
@Tynemouth Metro station, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

This is an extraordinary show is created by members of North Tyneside Art Studio. Proud to be apart of the Heads and Tales project and readdressing the history of mental health.

Powerful stuff! We urge you to go and see this soon!

World Mental Health Day
October 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Newcastle City Library, NE1 8AX
World Mental Health Day 2018 will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world.

On the nearest Saturday to World Mental Health Day (on 10 October), this free event in Newcastle is an opportunity for people to find out about organisations and sources of help, and share stories. Event organised by Launchpad.

Heads & Tales and Chilli Studios will be at this event alongside MANY more!

World Mental Health Day Continued…
October 10th (and continues to Nov)
Discovery Museum NE1 4JA

We have had the delight in creating an intervention wall for the Museum Foyer. Find us near the lift on the lower and ground floor. Our wall gives a snap shot of the current climate around mental health and asks the public to think wider about the complexity of causes. There is also another wall that you can add your own story to and give a voice of hope, raising awareness & sharing mental health experiences.

Heads & Tales is a two-year project led and shaped by participants to explore, rebalance, and celebrate the voice of people experiencing mental health conditions. We’re aiming to develop a new archive with diverse perspectives of mental health featuring creative and new material, narratives and stories alongside reflections of contemporary and historic items from local museums and archives.

We have designed a programme that is based on equality, support and cohesion. Please see our full list of events and activity http://www.headntales.uk/programme
New extended Programme to be released early October.

We would like to thank the broad participation and collaboration of our partners and we are grateful for the constant support received by our volunteers.
To support our project, you can visit our website at 

Press here to download the FULL PROGRAMME!

Click below image or ask for a paper copy at Chilli Studios jo@chillistudios.co.uk 0191 209 4058