Northern Summer School

Two-day event

The Institute of Psychoanalysis and Opera North come together to present an introduction to key concepts in psychoanalysis in a two-day Summer School at the Howard Assembly Rooms, Grand Theatre, Leeds.

This exciting collaboration with one of Europe’s leading arts organisations aims to make psychoanalytic ideas accessible to a wider public. It will bring them to life by exploring the shared territories between psychoanalysis, opera and other performing arts, with their shared aim of telling a story with emotional intensity and meaning, which has the potential to transform. It will demystify psychoanalysis and expand awareness of its role in contemporary society and its contribution to the understanding of the impact and importance of the cultural domain.

Over the two days, there will be lectures on psychoanalysis as a body of knowledge, psychoanalytic interpretation, what a psychoanalyst is and what the training involves, as well as sessions considering psychoanalysis and film, performing violence and translating story to stage.

The event will give participants a unique opportunity to meet practising psychoanalysts and to take part in a dialogue between performers, directors and psychoanalysts to explore the synergy between the two disciplines.

Summer School is for all interested parties, including current undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline or background.

Our contributors include - Giselle Allen,David Bell, Don Campbell, Brad Evans, Susie Godsil, Anthea Gomez, Veronica Gore, Anuradha Menon, Daniel Norman, Orpha Phelan, Ken Robinson, Andrea Sabbadini

Click here to view the programme.


June 15th, 2018 10:00 AM through June 16th, 2018 6:00 PM
Howard Assembly Room
46 New Briggate
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6NU
United Kingdom
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If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.