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Participants for public engagement event: Rewired: the brain, art and innovation

14 November 2013

This is an open call for neuroscience researchers and artists to take part in a UCL/Movement for Hope public engagement event in the Bloomsbury Theatre on Tuesday February 4 2014, featuring connections in disease, arts and health.

'Rewired: The Brain, Art and Innovation' will build on the success of last year's event, 'Neurology and Me: Disease, Art, Health and Hope' which raised awareness and funds for neurological conditions and associated charities featured including Dystonia, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's and Stroke. 

This year we want to create an even more dynamic event that will feature UCL researchers, artists and an innovative sharing of research (which will be supported by Movement for Hope, a UCL post-grad student-lead organisation).

Target Audience

The event is aimed at the general public, neurological conditions charities, shared interest groups and UCL communities. Guest speakers and artists will also be invited. 

We are looking for:

  • Researchers keen to deliver a 5-7 minute talk about their work, to help raise awareness for neurological conditions to a lay audience.
  • Researchers who have involved artists in their work
  • Researchers that have previously used artist/artwork to disseminate their research or raise awareness for their work
  • Case studies
  • Artists who have raised awareness for brain and spinal cord diseases/disorders in their work, or generally want to be involved
  • Volunteers who want to be involved behind the scenes


  • Initial meeting or call
  • Group meeting in early January 
  • A walk through (rehearsal) on 3rd Feb and the event on 4th Feb (6.30pm-8.30pm)


For more information please contact Ifrah Iidow i.iidow@ucl.ac.uk in the first instance, cc'ing Rachel Heatley if you are interested in participating, volunteering or recommending participants for the event!   

Visit the website: http://www.movementforhope.org/rewired

Sent on behalf of event organisers at the Institute of Neurology and Movement for Hope

Rachel Heatley, Communications and Events Officer, UCL SLMS Academic Research Support Centre