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Hard Hitting Drama as part of Love Arts Leeds

Saturday 17th October at 2.30pm

Thackray Medical Museum is delighted to announce details of its participation in the 5th Love Arts Festival being held in Leeds this October.


On Saturday 17th October, the museum will be screening UNLOAD, a new hard hitting drama from RAF veteran Peter Carruthers. Exploring PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Psychological Therapy, it tells the story of Eddie, a British army veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD and follows his difficult journey through psychological therapy, supported by his loving wife Jacqui. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with some of those involved with the project.

The aim of the Love Arts Festival is to get people thinking and talking about mental health and to reduce the related stigma that so many people experience. Catherine Robins, Assistant Curator at Thackray Medical Museum said “We are delighted to be part of Love Arts Leeds. Mental health is one of the topics we explore in our exhibition Recovery? From Flanders to Afghanistan and during the development of the exhibition we worked closely with military veterans from current conflicts. Sadly PTSD affects many service personnel and we welcome this opportunity to be able to showcase Peter’s drama and encourage dialogue around this often ‘hidden’ condition”.

The screening runs from 2.30pm - 4.30pm on Saturday 17th October. Tickets, £3 per adult and £1.50 for concessions, are available to book online at

Love Arts Festival launches on October 7th, and runs for a jam packed 14 days filled with exciting events, exhibitions, performances, and workshops until October 21st.
Further details can be found at


Unload screening