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Programme for the 2021 Conference
“A really good conference. If the first one was a four star, this was a five plus. I also learned new things which are already triggering some ideas plus had a lot of fun. Some excellent discussions with so many different people, plus making new connections.” Previous conference delegate.

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 FULL programme, including titles of parallel sessions and times here.

 

Programme Overview

 

INEQUALITY - Monday 21st June 
 
Keynotes will be interspersed with 4 parallel session blocks (each parallel session block has a choice of 8 break-out sessions to choose from), as well as opportunities to network.
 
8:30 –10:30


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
 
Keynotes:

  • The Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development & Employment, Minister for Disability Issues, Minister for ACC, and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, New Zealand
  • Culture is no excuse for Inequality: Professor Pascale Allotey (Malaysia), Director of the UN University Institute of Global Health

11:00 – 11:50  Parallel Session Block 1B
 
12:00 – 12:30  Keynote: ‘‘Difficult Lives’’ from Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements series.

Ping Chong, Theatre Director (New York) and Professor Hiromi Sakamoto (Japan)

14:00 – 14:50 Parallel Session Block 1C
15:10 – 16:00 Parallel Session Block 1D
16:30 – 17:20 Parallel Session Block 1E
 
19:30 – 20:00 Keynote Performance - Lady Nade
 
20:30 – 23:50 Welcome to Aotearoa / New Zealand Panel

  • 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

 

 

POWER - Tuesday 22nd June 

Keynotes will be interspersed with 5 parallel session blocks throughout the day (each parallel session block has a choice of 6-8 break-out sessions to choose from), as well as opportunities to network.
 
8:30 – 9:45


Daily Welcome


Keynote Performance: Sokerissa Dance (Japan)


Keynote: Vic McEwan, Artist-in-Residence, Sydney Facial Nerve Clinic (Australia)
 
10:00 – 10:50 Parallel Session Block 2B
 
11:10 – 13:00


Morning Welcome - Professor Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology, University College London

Keynotes:

  • UK Policy - Lord Howarth of Newport, Chair of Trustees for the National Centre for Creative Health (UK)
  • 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
  • Taru Koivisto, Director of Ministry of Social Affairs, Finland
Keynote Panel: European Policy chaired by Nils Fietjen with Professor John Middleton, Pernille Weiss MEP, Taru Koivisto, and Dr Daisy Fancourt
 
14:00 – 14:50 Parallel Session Block 2D
15:10 – 16:00 Parallel Session Block 2E
16:30 – 17:20 Parallel Session Block 2F

 
18:00 – 18:30 Keynote - The Power of Imagination - Death and Dying
Dr Rachel Clarke (UK) and Dr Sunita Puri (USA) in conversation. Chair: Anna Ledgard, Arts Producer and End-of-Life Doula
 
18:40 - 19:40  Parallel Session Block 2H

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY - Wednesday 23rd June 
 
Keynotes will be interspersed with 3 parallel session blocks (each parallel session block has a choice of 8 break-out sessions to choose from), as well as opportunities to network.
 
7:45 – 8:45 Dawn Chorus Choir

9:00 – 9:45


Daily 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)
 
10:00 – 10:50 Parallel Session Block 3B
11:30 – 12:20 Parallel Session Block 3C

 
13:45 – 15:15

Post Lunch Welcome: Esmé Ward, Chair of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Keynotes:

  • SEDATIVE or STIMULANT: Consume by 24:06:2021. Dr Clive Parkinson, Convenor of the Manchester Institute for Arts, Health and Social Change
  • 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
  • Arts in Medicine programs in developing countries: Nigeria’s Sustainability Model. Kunle Adewale, Artist and Director of Arts in Medicine (Nigeria)
15:30 - 16:20 Parallel Session Block 3E
 
17:30 – 18:30 Closing Plenary Panel

 

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