Talk & Discussion

Music & Mental Health with Stephen Johnson & Raymond Tallis

03 Apr 2018

 / 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 / Free
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Can music help your mental health?

BBC broadcaster and composer Stephen Johnson thinks so. He’ll be talking to polymath Professor Raymond Tallis about how Shostakovich’s music gave him unexpected strength in his struggle with bipolar disorder.

This profound experience inspired him to write about the effect of music on sufferers of mental illness in his book How Shostakovich Changed My Mind, in which he explores the power of Shostakovich's music during Stalin's reign of terror, and the extraordinary healing effect of music.

Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme at Holland Park will be donated to The Rugby Portobello Trust who support programmes set up in response to the fire at Grenfell Tower.