“Totally brilliant conference. Uplifting and stimulating for all.” 2013 Conference delegate
This is the website for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference and an opportunity for the international exchange of information.
Vic McEwan, The Harmonic Oscillator: Rehearing Our Hospital Environments.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing 

International Conference 2017


19th, 20th and 21st June 2017 Bristol UK


The conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. It will discuss the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course. It will encourage discussion and shared learning, facilitating dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.



  • Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England
  • Dr Nayreen Daruwalla, Programme Director for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, Mumbai (India)
  • Mariantonìa Oliver, Dance artist (Mallorca)
  • Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (UK) Keynote PDF: HERE
  • Fred Foote, doctor, veteran and poet (USA)
  • Dr Iona Heath, former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK)
  • Blood Sugars performance from the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (South Africa)
  • Vic McEwan, artist (Australia)



You can download the Overview Programme from the Programme tab where the full day to day programme is now available to view with links to individual sessions and speakers' biographies. 



The list of all those attending this year's conference, with the contact details they agreed to share, will be made available to all delegates very soon.



Video recordings of the keynotes and debates from all three days of the conference, are now available in this Youtube Playlist: CHW Youtube Videos





If you would like to receive regular newsletters about the conference please contact us here.


Download the conference flyer here


For further information contact Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West:

Mariantonìa Oliver, Las Muchas