Connecting Conversations is produced by:

The Rowan Arts Project

The Rowan Arts Project is an arts charity based in North London. Its aim is to promote the arts as a means for communities to come together and regenerate themselves. As well as producing Connecting Conversations, it produces the Holloway Arts Festival in July and Halloween in Holloway in October each year. For more information visit

In partnership with the following organisations:

The Institute of Psychoanalysis

The Institute trains psychoanalysts and provides treatment at the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis and through individual analysts’ practices. It publishes books and journals, provides a library, carries out research and hosts public events. It administers these activities on behalf of the British Psychoanalytical Society, a component society of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

The Freud Museum

Described as ‘one of the most moving and dramatic interiors in London’, The Freud Museum contains Freud’s famous psychoanalytic couch, his working library and desk, as well as a vast collection of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Far East. Archive footage shows the drama of Freud’s journey to England and gives intimate glimpses into his domestic life. The Museum also runs exhibitions to provide an interpretation of Freud’s life and work.

London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University is one of the foremost providers of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education and training in Britain. From its two campuses in Holloway and the City, it teaches over 34,000 students including almost 7000 international students from 155 different countries. The University is committed to social justice, equal opportunities and community involvement.

Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre’s mission is to find, develop and produce new plays to the highest possible standards for as many people as possible. Its work remains rooted in the local community but is both national and international in its scope and ambition. Hampstead Theatres work is supported by public funding, the philanthropy of the private sector and its box office.  

The Anna Freud Centre

The Anna Freud Centre is committed to the emotional wellbeing of children. Its fund of specialist psychoanalytic experience helps children and young people in emotional distress, steering them back on track for a brighter future. The Centre is dedicated to developing innovative treatments and services for children and for families as a whole. It also pioneers training and research into ways of improving our understanding of children and of the emotional problems of young people in general.

The Women’s Therapy Centre

The Women's Therapy Centre has been offering individual and group psychotherapy to women with mental health problems since 1976. By providing therapy for women by women the Centre aims to enable women to make positive changes in their lives. The Centre also aims to make its services available to women who do not usually have access to therapy, such as those from black and minority ethnic communities, asylum seekers, disabled women and women on low incomes.

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships

The Centre aims to provide services that improve the quality of couple relationships, prevent family breakdown and enhance the lives of children. Informed by psychoanalytic thinking, it promotes an understanding of dynamic interactive processes in couples and parents, service delivery and organisational relationships.

The British Association of Psychotherapists and British Psychoanalytic Association

The British Association of Psychotherapists is one of the foremost training organisations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis in the UK. It also provides a clinical service offering treatment for adults, children and adolescents on a private or reduced-fee basis. In addition it runs a varied programme of public lectures, seminars and courses. The British Psychoanalytic Association, a provisional society of the International Psychoanalytical Association, offers training in psychoanalysis leading to IPA

The Gate Theatre

The Gate Theatre champions work that traverses cultural and national frontiers by holding fast to its unique remit: the Gate is the UK’s only producing theatre dedicated exclusively to international work. Small and ambitious, the Gate has challenged and inspired directors and designers, making it famous for being one of the most flexible and transformable spaces in London. The Gate is a springboard, giving emerging artists the opportunity to take risks, to excel and to make their

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

The Trust is a leading NHS provider of mental health treatment and training in the UK and a major centre for teaching and research. Its clinics provide a range of mental health services, offering talking therapies to individuals, families or groups according to people’s needs. The Trust’s services are available to people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Connecting Conversations is supported by: