Talks and discussions

Social justice, health equity and Covid-19 lecture – 16 September 2020

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, lead author of a key report on health inequality in England, will present his research on social justice, health equity and Covid-19 at this free virtual event, which will be followed by a Q&A. Professor Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology at UCL, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association.

Find out more and book your place

Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference open meeting – 21 September 2020

Join Arts & Health Southwest to find out about the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference and help shape the content. Connect with others and share ideas for how the international conference can be made inclusive and relevant to people across the globe who are interested in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing.

Register here.


Decoding the personal – 5 August 2020

Arts & Health Hub founder Daniel Regan hosts artists Chrystal Ding, Jill Mueller and Paloma Tendero for an in-conversation online event exploring the impact of genetics on their deeply personal works and artistic practice.

Find further information here.


East Midlands CHWA Gatherings – 28 & 29 July 2020

Rachel Howfield Massey (Arts and Health Derbyshire) and Laura Phillips (Derby Museums) are hosting the second series of East Midlands CHWA Network Events, via Zoom. This is an opportunity to meet other culture and health practitioners from the region, find out how everyone is doing and think about what is wanted from a regional network. The discussions will be centred around the question: Have we found ways to create intimacy at a distance, particularly in relation to digital poverty?

APPG on Arts, Health & Wellbeing: Webinar – 16 July 2020

Tracey Brabin MP, Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries will chair this discussion where speakers will talk from a range of perspectives about the context of Covid-19 and how the arts and creativity have been used to support people who are shielding and vulnerable in our communities. This will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. The webinar will be hosted by Arts & Health South West via Zoom.

Find out further information and register here


Pathways into Arts, Health and Wellbeing: making the sector more inclusive - 14 July 2020

Join Arts & Health South West’s online webinar to discuss how to make pathways into the arts and health workforce more inclusive and diverse. The conversation will be chaired by Lerato Dunn, Arts Development Officer at Bristol City Council and the guest speaker will be Dr Ranjit Khutan, Principle Lecturer and Head of Public Health Outreach and Engagement at University of Wolverhampton.

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Keeping the Conversation Going: Loneliness and Social Isolation – 1 August 2020

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Voluntary Health Scotland will be hosting an online discussion on exploring creative responses to loneliness and social isolation in Scotland during COVID-19.

Discuss the essential role arts and health organisations and practitioners have been playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to play beyond it, including ideas for creative renewal, practice and recovery.

Strengthening BAME inclusion in arts & wellbeing services roundtable – 17 June 2020

Flourishing Lives is hosting a free online roundtable discussion sharing best practice in community engagement and strengthening inclusion in arts and wellbeing services for people from a Black, Asian, and minority ethnic background (BAME). The event is being held in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation and HEAR Network and is designed to find consensus in best practice in diversity and inclusion across the arts and health sectors. 

Arts and therapy in the time of the pandemic – 18 June 2020

Edge Hill University’s Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing is holding a free online event to explore the contribution of the arts and arts psychotherapies to health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is being held in collaboration with the International Arts Therapies Doctoral Alliance led by New York University. 

Climate Literacy 101 Support Programme – 4 & 11 June 2020

As part of the Arts Council England environmental support programme, Julie’s Bicycle is running a series of introductory webinars on creative climate action.


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