January Talks @ St Helen’s

Talks at St Helen’s

Sunday afternoons in January Every year in January St Helen’s is the venue for a series of afternoon talks in which local people present a subject that fascinates them. From the beginning the talks have been popular. Many people in Grindleford have a story to tell. Some are internationally recognised as experts in their own subject; some are doing difficult or advanced work.

This year’s series promises to be the best yet. It is called Knowing the Mind, and is about our understanding of the way people think, feel and behave.

Sunday 12 January. Sheila Pigott and Ruth Beck describe their work in Nigeria where they went as part of a multi-disciplinary medical team focussed on the understanding of mental illness.

Sunday 19 January. James Allen, consultant psychiatrist and writer on music, talks about opera and those operatic characters who clearly have untreated psychiatric problems.

Sunday 26 January. Cathy Burke describes The School I’d Like, the outcome of a project in which fifteen thousand children portrayed their ideal school.

The talks begin at 2.30pm in St Helen’s church, Grindleford. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Donations made in a retiring collection will be shared equally between UNICEF and St Helen’s roof appeal.