London visit

In May Alan Birch visited London together with Wendy Gallagher ( Whitworth Art Gallery ) and Lucy Burscough ( artist ) as part of a research and development project linked to the Culture Shots programme organised by the Manchester Galleries and Museums and Manchester Hospitals. As part of the visit I visited the exhibition on the Brain at the Welcome Museum, The Science Museum and the Lucien Freud exhibition . As part of my research I spent a day at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, visiting creative sessions run by Micheala Ross and visited arts workers in the unit for the Criminally Insane, looking at the work produced . It is to be hoped that the visit can be reciprocated at a later date.