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Creative Health Conference

Creativity can change people’s lives for the better – explore how at the launch event for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019.

The conference brings together artists, practitioners, funders and policy-makers in the arts and health sectors to discuss the progress that has been made since the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing released the report Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing in 2017.

The conference particularly focuses on innovation and social isolation and loneliness.

Through keynote speeches from leading figures in policy-making and delivery, and panels and breakout sessions with experts in the field, we explore how we can work together in the future to expand on the invaluable cross-sector work that is being done.

Keynote speakers
Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (video message)
Rebecca Pow MP, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
The Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE – Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing
Simon Stevens – Chief Executive, NHS England
Gillian Moore CBE – Director of Music, Southbank Centre

What does innovation look like?
How do we address social isolation and loneliness through art?

Breakout sessions
Circle of Care: Appreciation of the Person – led by Suzy Willson, Clod Ensemble
The Role of Funding
Is Social Prescribing the Future
Plus more to be announced

Panellists and breakout session leaders
Darren Henley – Chief Executive, Arts Council England
Ruth Hollis – Director of Policy and Impact, Spirit of 2012
Mark De-Lisser – Vocal Coach, Choral Director, Arranger and Author
James Sanderson – Director of Personalised Care, NHS England
Suzy Willson – Artistic Director of Clod Ensemble and Director of Performing Medicine
City of London Sinfonia
Entelechy Arts
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Plus more to be announced

In association with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, London Arts in Health Forum, Arts Council England, and the Centre for Performance Science (Royal College of Music and Imperial College London).


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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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