Storytelling for Health

Thu 15 Jun 2017 to Sat 17 Jun 2017

Presented by ABMU Health Board in collaboration with The George Ewart Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales, The University of Wales Trinity St Davids, Swansea University, The Learned Society of Wales, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The National Waterfront Museum and Volcano Theatre.

Please note that the conference is hosted at a network of city-centre venues. Click here to see the full programme.

Thursday Night Welcome Event will be at Volcano Theatre, 27-29 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG
Doors open at 6.30 for registration and poster exhibition, bar available, short performance from Relive at 7.30. If you are arriving and havent got a map/programme then arraive at Volcano on Thursday night at 6.30pm or Waterfront Museum on Friday and Saturday mornings at 8.30am

Sharing Thinking Sharing Stories
Two of the conference venues will host opportunities to hear the latest research and thinking from across the world - come and be part of the conversations that will be created about different people’s practice and experiences. One venue will be a space for sharing performed stories and another for workshops. There will also be art exhibitions, posters, stories with music, therapy stories, an international panel, a children’s venue on the Saturday and, if you have never told a story before, there will be an opportunity to have a go!
In the run up to the conference five story tellers and a musician will be working with local people in different parts of the health service. Daniel Morden and Oliver Wilson-Dickson will be working in cancer services, Steve Killick and Nicola Grove will be working with foster care families, Jess Wilson and Prue Thimbleby will be working with different parts of the mental health service.

Opening Speakers
We are delighted to welcome Baroness Eluned Morgan to open the conference and Phil George chair of Arts Council Wales to talk about the Arts Council of Wales’ plans for developing Arts and Health evidence based work in Wales

Keynote Speakers
Keynote speakers, performers and artists include Daniel Morden, Dan Yashinsky, Prof Mike Wilson and Jac Soarsa

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