Normal? Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over four days to delve into and question the brain. Exhibitions, workshops, gigs, discussions, and performances spark debate and give a helping hand to all of us to share our stories and come together in the sharing of other peoples.
For 2020, we will be exploring around the concept 'the growing versus the knowing' brain. This isn't about not learning, or that knowledge isn't important, but that sometimes we can hold on to thinking we 'need to know', and that can stop us from connecting to each other, growing towards each other, and learning to 'know' in a new way. As we move into a future where so many processes will be operated by machines, we might also explore our human qualities that perhaps can't be emulated. The hidden within our brains and our beings. Under this, we're going to be exploring 'touch' and 'power' in connection to the overall theme.
Normal? Festival of the Brain is co-curated by Living Words, Creative Folkestone & Folkestone Fringe. Living Words is an arts & literature charity organisation working with those with a dementia as well as those from isolated backgrounds. Creative Folkestone is an arts charity dedicated to transforming Folkestone through collective creative activity. We do these festival’s to enrich the cultural calendar of our town, bring people together, and connect Folkestone with the wider world.