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Inspired by a new exhibition at Palace Green Library in Durham, Empty Shop is hosting a mini film festival as part of the linked programme of events around Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration And The Everyday, a major exhibition on voice-hearing produced by Hearing the Voice and Palace Green Library. A  number of screenings will take place right through until February 2017, with the next up on Wednesday 14th December, and a showing of Jonathan Balazs’s They Heard Voices.

The exhibition explores the role voice-hearing plays, the complex and unusual experience of hearing a voice in the absence of a speaker can often be typically seen as a sign of a severe mental disorder, but voice-hearing is increasingly recognised as an important part of people’s lives and experiences. The documentary film on show here explores the hearing voices (HV) movement, chronic psychosis and the schizophrenia label, in a fascinating watch.

Jonathan Balazs’s They Heard Voices screens at Empty Shop, Durham on Wednesday 14th December.

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