Storytelling for Health International Conference
The conference is 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.
Our aims are to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice.
see www.artsinhealth.wales/conference for more information and contact details
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 shows.
Another venue at the conference will focus on sharing spoken stories - if you have never told a story before there will opportunities to have a go!
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.
Confirmed keynote speakers
Daniel Morden is one of the UKs leading storytellers, he has been enchanting audiences with his tales since 1989. He has performed at events across the globe, has won numerous awards including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Storyteller- Words Festival, Helsingbor, Denmark and the UK Classical Association Award for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’, and has published 12 collections of stories. Daniel’s recent work has focussed on the performance of stories when going through a major health event.
Prof Mike Wilson is Professor of Drama at Loughborough University. He is a leading authority on storytelling and performance and has written seven major books on the subject. Mike’s research on storytelling has led him to work on the interface between storytelling and digital technology and the way in which the internet has enabled the telling and sharing of ‘extraordinary’ stories of the everyday experiences of people. He is a Co-Investigator on the major RCUK projects: ‘Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery’, a collaboration led by the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, exploring the value of creative interventions as a tool for mutual recovery in the field of Mental Health.
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