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Forty Winks Café

Forty Winks Café

Forty Winks Café - Being Human Festival 2020: Explore Cultural Representations of Sleep & Sleep Health

Trouble sleeping? Worried about coronavirus? Want to find out more about representations of sleep, health, and illness in contemporary culture, as well as sleep health? Brew your favourite relaxing tea and get cosy at our virtual café!

This online event, chaired by Claire Malcolm of New Writing North, will feature three short talks by Northumbria University's academics and Q&A sessions. Prof Katy Shaw will introduce the evening by discussing how writings grapple with health issues like the current pandemic. Dr Diletta De Cristofaro will then take you on a science fiction tour of nightmarish sleepless futures. Finally, Prof Jason Ellis will put you to bed with an interactive session and top tips for a good night’s sleep.

We will be collecting your recommendations of books and films about sleep/health/illness into an online resource, so do start suggesting your favourite titles and passages when registering for the café and through #fortywinkscafé on Facebook and Twitter!

The café will take place online. Once you've registered, and closer to the date the event is taking place, you will receive step-by-step instructions explaining how you can join the virtual café. For accessibility enquiries please get in touch.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK's only nationwide festival of the humanities.
The event is free and will take place online on 19th November, 7pm-8:30pm.
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Thu 19 Nov 2020
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