Normal? The Neuronal Disco for Kids

Dr Selina Wray & artist Charlie Murphy
11am (60 mins), Glassworks, £3

A scientific dance workshop for age 7 – 11 years devised by Dr Selina Wray & artist Charlie Murphy

Come and be part of a brand new experiment about the brain! Children are invited to animate the development of the brain and the connections between cells through a series of choreographed movements to fun pop songs.

Charlie Murphy’s eclectic practice embraces glass, light, sculpture, photography, performance and video – creating dramatic installations, public engagement events, performances, screenings and exhibitions. Widely known for her popular touring ‘kiss-in’ <> events, her projects often involve participation and collaboration of some kind. Charlie has developed projects for many different festival, gallery and public contexts in the UK and internationally, including The Science Gallery,(Dublin), The Wellcome Collection, The Big Dance Festival, Tate Modern, Edinburgh Fringe, and Artsway’s ‘New Forest Pavilion’ at the Venice Biennale. An experienced arts educator, Charlie has also contributed to BA and MA programmes at The Royal College of Art, University of Gloucestershire, (Cheltenham), Anglia Ruskin, University College for the Creative Arts, (Farnham) and works as a senior lecturer in Photography at Kingston University. She is one of the core members of Created out of Mind team now in residence at the Hub.


25 March 2017

Normal? Festival of the Brain 2017

Dr Selina Wray is a research associate in the NIHR BRU for Dementia Research. Selina received her degree in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in 2004, before undertaking PhD training in Dr Diane Hanger’s laboratory at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. Selina was awarded her PhD in 2008 and subsequently joined the laboratory of Professor John Hardy at UCL Institute of Neurology as an Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow. Her research aims to generate induced pluripotent stem cells and neurons as cell models for neurological disease, with a particular focus on frontotemporal dementia.

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