CULTURE
HEALTH &
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXCHANGE

Programme for the 2021 Conference
“Art makes you think. Art gives you pleasure. Creating art is an opportunity to understand and satisfy yourself and be well.” Dr Nayreen Daruwalla, Programme Director for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, SNEHA, Mumbai

Programme

 

We will be updating the programme between now and June 7th with details about individual sessions and links to speaker biographies.

You can download the programme, including titles of parallel sessions and times here.

Programme Overview

MONDAY 21st June INEQUALITY

Welcome Alex Coulter,

Director of Arts & Health South West 

Professor Richard Parish,

Chair of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care

Opening Premiere: Cap O’Rushes

A commissioned new work by composer

Cevanne-Horrocks Hopayian

with Inclusive Ensembles in Portugal and UK

Keynote: Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP,

Minister for Social Development & Employment,

Minister for Disability Issues,

and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, New Zealand

Keynote: Culture is no excuse for Inequality

Professor Pascale Allotey (Malaysia),

Director of the UN University Institute of Global Health

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Keynote: ‘Difficult Lives’’

from Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements series

Ping Chong, Theatre Director (New York)

and Professor Hiromi Sakamoto (Japan)

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Networking
Keynote Performance: Lady Nade and John Middleton TBC
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Welcome to Aotearoa / New Zealand
Aotearoa Perspectives on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Creativity as a pathway to adapting post-disaster –

lessons from Ōtautahi/ Christchurch

Creating change: Realising the potential of

Toi Rangatahi Youth Arts in Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Closing Words Aotearoa / New Zealand
 
TUESDAY 22nd June POWER

Welcome

Keynote:

Sokerissa Dance (Japan)

Keynote:

Vic McEwan, Artist-in-Residence,

Sydney Facial Nerve Clinic (Australia)

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Welcome

Professor Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology,

University College London

Keynote: UK Policy

Lord Howarth of Newport

Keynote: The Power of Partnerships:

Arts Care Northern Ireland 1991-2021

Jenny Elliott, CEO of Arts Care

and Roísín McDonough, CEO of Arts Council Northern Ireland

Keynote: Taru Koivisto, Director of Ministry of Social Affairs,

Finland

Keynote Panel: European Policy chaired by Nils Fietjen

with Professor John Middleton, Pernille Weiss MEP and

Dr Daisy Fancourt

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Keynote: The Power of Imagination - Death and Dying

Dr Rachel Clarke (UK) and Dr Sunita Puri (USA) in conversation

Chair: Anna Ledgard, End-of-Life Doula

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Listening Circles on death and dying

 

WEDNESDAY 23rd June SUSTAINABILITY

Dawn Chorus Choir

Welcome

Keynote:

Making Change Sustainable when Culture is Political

Mary Robson, Research Associate, Durham University,

and Pradeep Narayanan, Director of Research,

PRAXIS, Institute for Participatory Practices (India)

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Welcome

Keynote: CONSUME BY 24:06:2021

Dr Clive Parkinson,

Convenor of the Manchester Institute for Arts, Health and Social Change

Keynote: Sew to Speak:

Story cloths for healing with Common Threads Project

Dr Rachel Cohen, Executive Director, Common Threads (USA)

and colleagues from Nepal and Ecuador

Keynote:

Arts in Medicine programs in developing countries:

Nigeria’s Sustainability Model

Kunle Adewale, Artist and Director of Arts in Medicine (Nigeria)

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Performance: TBC

Closing Plenary Panel

 

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