Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Interested in mental health? Come and see the "Never Better" performances

Where: Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 7-8

Are you interested in mental health issues? Have you, or someone you know, struggled with mental health issues? Do you enjoy theatre, art and heritage?

If so, please come along to one of the free performances of "Never Better" at Gloucester History Festival.

The immersive theatre performances are taking place at Blackfriars Priory on Saturday, September 7, at 1pm, 4pm and 7.30pm, and on Sunday, September 8, at 1pm and 4pm.

Each performance will last 90 minutes and will combine stories from the present day with an exploration of our past treatment of mental health, based on historic case notes written about patients in the Victorian and Edwardian lunatic asylums that once existed in Gloucester. There will be stage sets and rooms with performers, and a community choir.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, cabinet member for archives, said "Gloucestershire Archives has been working in partnership with Strike A Light and GUST, to delve into the historic asylum patient records held in the Archives and uncover historic stories of mental health and treatment in Gloucester.

"Along with contemporary stories, these records have been turned into a theatre performance by a creative team, and we would like as many people as possible to come along and see the performances."

Performances are free but pre-booking is required via the History Festival box office on 01452 396572 or book on-line at the Gloucester History Festival website.

The performances are not suitable for children under 12 years.

Related Articles

Celebrate 70 years of song with The Cotswold Male Voice Choir Image

Celebrate 70 years of song with The Cotswold Male Voice Choir

This year The Cotswold Male Voice Choir is celebrating its 70th anniversary and on Saturday, October 5, a special concert is being held at St Matthew's Church, Cheltenham.

Tribute band perfectly captures Dire Straits sound Image

Tribute band perfectly captures Dire Straits sound

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.

Talented musician to perform at Dick Whittington's Gloucester Image

Talented musician to perform at Dick Whittington's Gloucester

A gifted musician who plays pop, rock, blues and folk is heading to Gloucester on Friday night for an eagerly-awaited gig.

'R is for Revolution' pop up events in Stroud Image

'R is for Revolution' pop up events in Stroud

Artists Christine Felce and Rachel Oram invite you to join them for some pop up events at The Museum in the Park in Stroud exploring the meaning of ‘Revolution’.

Copyright 2019 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.