In 2015 David Parkin went stark manic bipolar bonkers and got sectioned for four months. 'David Parkin's Delusions of Grandeur' is an exhibition that explores Dave's stay at the NHS's pleasure from a plethora of mediums, including the written word. As well as experiencing Dave's alternative seclusion, twenty-one text boards take you through his experience with blistering honesty, frantic gags and quite a lot of swearing. The installation will be at Bethlem Museum of the Mind from the 22nd of April to the 22nd of July, 2022.
This book contains the full text boards, extracts from Dave's, 'Mad little notebook' written under section and doctors’ notes that offer a somewhat different view of David’s experience. From being punched by a fellow inmate to escaping to a Champagne Bar, the book will tell you everything you didn’t want to know about getting sectioned.
On a serious note, this book will enlighten people about sectioning, open debate about mental health care and, due to its swift readable sections, will be great to read on the toilet.
Lairy, sweary, heartbreaking and fearless, 'David Parkin's Delusions of Grandeur' lives up to its name in all respects. Why not support us, bag a copy of the book and immerse yourself in the secret, strange, horrific and oddly hilarious world of sectioning … whilst on the loo.
David Parkin's Delusions of Grandeur Book
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