Bridges: Creative Process & Mental Health


Thu 12 Apr 2018
19.00 - 21.00
£7.50 / £5.00 concessions
Great Arch Hall
South Wing

Join young artist Laho Musa Jebak for an informal evening of provocations, discussion, music all about the relationship between artistic process and mental health.

Conceived and led by young artist Laho Musa Jebak, join us for an informal evening of provocations, discussion, music and performance with artists from different artistic disciplines sharing the relationship between their own artistic process and mental health. Reflections provided also by those working within psychological therapy on their take on creativity as a tool to navigate trauma.

Participants include:

Laho Jebak is a visual artist based in Southeast London. His artistic practice includes sculpture, photography, painting and mixed media works. Jebak aims to explore the narratives of wellbeing, identity, culture and masculinity through his eyes as a first generation person.

Elsie Ayotunde Cullen is an all round creative and freelancer with years of experience in the fields of fine art, literature, music and dance. Coupled with a passion for people, Elsie runs her own Community Interest Company, 'Our Peoples' that seeks to improve people's access to creative spaces, services, opportunities and support.

Fatuma Khaireh is a storyteller and creative producer who is interested in the intersections between art, technology and the archives. She is an associate producer at Numbi Arts, and she has been a contributor to OOMK Zine and Taming Lions. She has written plays that have been performed at Ovalhouse and The Richmix.

Jesse Bernard is a journalist and writer based in London and New York. He extensively pop culture through the lens of Blackness and Black culture. He is currently a contributing editor for TRENCH, while his work has consistently been featured in Dazed, The Guardian, Complex, Okayplayer, Noisey and others.

Jocelyn Yeboah-Newton is a British born Ghanaian artisan on a mission to help female identifying persons heal through self-acceptance. Working as a Mental Health Community Partner and delivering life art therapy sessions through her project, Our Naked Truths, her series creates a safe space for healing and celebration.

Patrick Vernon OBE has been appointed as Black Thrive’s first Director. He will be responsible for ensuring that Black Thrive excels at delivering a vision that black communities thrive and improve their mental health and wellbeing by being supported by relevant and accessible services in Lambeth. He is a Clore Fellow, film maker and cultural historian and founder of Every Generation and the 100 Great Black Britons Campaign.


This event is part of the The Creative Job Studio, London’s new space where young people from all backgrounds can meet employers, chat about skills development and network with other creatives. From friendly drop-ins and careers days to a programme of open discussions and artistic events, it provides a fresh platform for unheard voices, opens the door to hidden talents and future possibilities.

The Creative Job Studio is a partnership between The Creative Society and Somerset House, supported by Arts Council England. 

Creative Job Studio