Normal? Festival of the Brain 2017
Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May
Normal? Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over four days to wonder at the brain. This year we are exploring neuroplasticity and asking what happens when we change our habits and behaviours - either through circumstance or conscious decision.
Co-curated by Living Words, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Folkestone Fringe with input from the local community, we’ve been exploring empathy, self-help, laughter and awkward dancing to ask can you teach an old dog new tricks?
Join artist-in-residence, Byron Vincent, neurologist-in-residence, Tim Rittman, therapist-in-residence, Johannes Klabbers and a raft of artists, scientists and well-being practitioners to celebrate the brain in all its neuro-diverse glory.
Tickets and Booking
You can enjoy as many Normal? Festival events as you like by purchasing a £40 Festival pass or a £15 day pass. Many Normal? events have a limited capacity so please book in advance through our website or by calling the Box Office on 01303 760750 (even for free events and even if you have a festival pass).
Click here to purchase a Normal Festival Pass (Please be aware that you will still need to book tickets for events you wish to attend). When purchasing a pass please log in first. After you have placed the Normal pass in your basket, please select the tickets for the events you would like to attend.
If you would like to add more events later, then please log in and add the tickets to your basket. The Normal? Festival pass will be active on your customer account and will discount your tickets. If you have any problems please ring the Box Office on 01303 760750.
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.