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22nd October 2009

North West Frontier

How can culture and the arts impact on health inequalities?

Arts for Health and the Academy for Health and Wellbeing will be hosting a North West event in the Pennine Suite at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday October 22nd, between 9:30 – 4:15.

As part of our regional development work and supporting the London Arts and Health Forum in its drive to generate a national forum for arts and health, we are developing a North West Regional Arts and Health Network that won't replicate existing networks, but enable a synergy across them. We hope that this will allow us to communicate with as many people as possible who are interested in arts and health activity across the North West Region. It's envisaged that this will be a mechanism for sharing research and practice, developing training, and of course, circulating opportunities for commissions and work.

At the event, we will be sharing some examples of best practice from around the region and you'll have the opportunity to have a consultation with a resident biblio-therapist, through her Artists Book Library.

The day will be varied, starting with conversations unpicking how culture and the arts might impact on health inequalities. This session will be led by Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, Professor Richard Parrish.

Damian Hebron of the London Arts and Health Forum will update us on national developments and Clive Parkinson will link this into regional developments.

There will be opportunity to hear from some of the regions most exciting projects that address health inequalities through explicit and implicit arts and health practice and in the afternoon, we will begin to shape what an arts and health network could look like to us; what it might do and how this day might help inform strategy and action.

We are now fully booked for this event - but if you require further information please contact Aruna Lopez.

Academy for Health and Wellbeing
T407 Elizabeth Gaskell Campus
Hathersage Road
Manchester M13 0JA

0161 247 2283

North West Frontier