Programme for the 2017 Conference
“I firmly believe that the arts can assist in addressing a number of difficult and pressing policy challenges including ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and mental health. The arts can help keep us well and be part of creating a healthy society. The time has come to recognise the powerful contribution they can make to our health and wellbeing.” Lord Howarth of Newport


Programme Day by Day

Please use the links below for full details about each day's programme of events.


Monday 19th June

Tuesday 20th June

Wednesday 21st June


Poster Presentations

Foyer exhibitions:

The World's First Knitted Wisdom Dispensing Machine

Making the Invisible Visible


Please read through the options for parallel sessions and then choose your sessions here.

The overview programme can be downloaded here. You can see a list of contributors here.

The conference will begin with registration at City Hall, College Green, Bristol from 8.30am on Monday 19th June and end at 4pm on Wednesday 21st June.


The Conference Chairs

Monday 19th June: Professor Richard Parish

Tuesday 20th June: Poppy Jaman

Wednesday 21st June: Professor Paul Dieppe


Keynote speakers and performers: