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 explored neuroplasticity and asked 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?
This year we welcomed 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.
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.