Health and Wellbeing through Literature, Film & Theatre by Lisa Nicoll

SDHI are hosting a series of events presented by Lisa

Thursday 4th October at 5pm – Film presentation and discussion
Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wasteland is a short film written & directed by Lisa Nicoll. It is based on research carried out with teenagers in the Coatbridge Locality. Over a series of 7 weeks Lisa gained stories about what it is like to live in the area as a teenager, she then brought all the stories together and wrote the short drama script Wasteland.

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Thursday 18th October at 5pm
– Film presentation and discussion
Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Caked follows the story of teenager Jess who struggles to keep her family together after her father is sent to prison. Jess becomes a carer for her mum who has not left her bed for weeks and for her younger sister who has become quiet and withdrawn. Jess works in a shop, studies at school and cooks and cleans.  She shuts everyone else out in a bid to protect her family and in doing so takes a path she would not have chosen…………

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Thursday 8th November at 5pm – Book presentation and discussion 
Lecture Room 4, Gateway Building, University of St Andrews

Leathered is Lisa’s first piece of fiction and is a short novel about choices facing teenagers. The book has been piloted for feedback in St Kentigerns and Bathgate Secondary Schools in West Lothian. The book is to be launched Scotland wide for all secondary schools in 2012 with a general publication to follow

For further information about Lisa visit www.lisanicoll.co.uk

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