Surviving The Institutions – Book Launch and Reading

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Surviving The institution – Poems by Mike Alderson

It is over 100 years since the Mental Deficiency Act (1913) categorised people with learning disabilities as Idiots, Imbeciles, Feeble Minded and/or Morally Defective. The Act forcible incarcerated these people in institutions. 65,000 people at its height. The Mental Health Act (1983) changed this and allowed Community Care and closed these hospitals.

Mike Alderson worked with these people as a nurse between 1977 and 2004.

Join Mike Alderson at Stamford Arts Centre on 11th November 7.30pm for his book launch, Mike will also be doing a reading.

 

Book Available from:

Pint of Poetry – Peterborough

Pint of Poetry – Stamford

Bookmarks – Spalding

Walkers – Stamford

Clare Cottage – Helpston

Waterstones – Peterborough

(A5 perfect bound 64pp 38 poems 31 b&w photos £7.95)

 

By post from:

33 Hill House, Woodend Walk, Bristol BS9 2JD

(£7.95 plus £1.50 p&p)

 

 


Countdown:

Past Event

Surviving The Institutions – Book Launch and Reading

Mon 11 November 2013

7:30PM See details

Ends: Fri 11 October

Stamford Arts Centre

PE9 2DL

FREE

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