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Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference

  • Date: 29 April 2013
  • Area: South West

24, 25, 26, June 2013
The Council House, Bristol

The Culture Health & Wellbeing conference 2013 is being organised by Arts & Health South West in collaboration with the Royal Society for Public Health on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

The conference will inform international perspectives on:

  • Healthy and Creative Ageing
  • Global Health Inequalities and Culture
  • Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing

Speakers and workshop leaders include:

Professor Joseph Sobol, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Storytelling at East Tennessee State University will be leading a workshop on The Cancer Journey: a Cross-Disciplinary Research Project Between Medicine and Applied Storytelling

Dr Jenny Elliott is Chief Executive Officer of Arts Care in Northern Ireland and Artistic Director of three integrated dance companies in Healthcare: Orbit Dance, Black Widows Dance Company and Kompany Maine. Her presentation is Arts Care: developing authentic cultural environments in healthcare by creatively and strategically unfolding well-being.

Robin Philipp is a Consultant Occupational & Public Health Physician, and Director at the Centre for Health in Employment & the Environment at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and a member of Council of the Royal Society for Public Health. He will be presenting on Could Arts for Health Programmes Help Wellbeing at Work? Views of NHS Staff.

Persephone Sextou is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Newman University Birmingham and is the artistic director of CADLab research unit. She will be showing a film and talking about Theatre, Mental Health and Wellbeing: Two monologues on Bipolar and the role of the carer.

Lee Smith is the Head of Strategic and Policy Research and Head of Profession for Social Research at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He will be talking about Developing understanding of the social and well-being impacts of cultural engagement

Registration for the conference is open until 31 May at £150 for one day or £450 for three days.