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David Parkin in conversation with Linda Parkin and Pete Shenton


28 May 2022 14:00 - 15:00


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

In this chat we talk to Dave’s mum (Linda) and a close friend who visited him often, Pete Shenton. Linda was a P.E. teacher and some people might describe her as a feisty woman, and Pete is one half of the comedy dance duo, New Art Club. We’ll be talking about the moments of horror and hilarity involved in supporting someone during a manic bipolar episode: having to listen to Dave sing songs while heavily sedated, making friends with other patients and the unique pain of getting a loved one sectioned.