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AHSW Annual Conference 2013

"A surprising amount of really useful, thought provoking, inspiring content crammed into one day and organised so that it wasn’t in any way indigestible. The round the table seating for the lectures made networking possible during those sessions and over lunch. So, as well as being informed in the audience, I was able to speak directly to really inspirational people over the table and at  lunch and got contact information and ideas for trails to follow from all of them.  As a complete newcomer to the field the day was invaluable, a window into the inspiring work that’s being done. I can’t wait to be part of this movement." 
                                                               City of Bristol College student

The themes of this year's conference were Health and Creative Ageing and New Developments in Arts and Health Research.




Professor Norma Daykin - University of the West of England

Current developments in Arts and Health Research

Presentation (pdf)

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Jayne Howard
 - Arts for Health Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Celebrating Age and Ambition
Winner of the AHSW Health Award 2013

Presentation (pdf)

Presentation (pptx)

Kath Davies
 - Arts and Heritage Engagement Manager at Plymouth City Council 
The 'Arts and Minds' project for people with dementia. 
This is a 12 month project with the Plymouth City Museum and Heritage Services and funded by Adult Social Care

Presentation (pdf)

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  • Sheelagh Hetreed:
         Holding a mirror up to ourselves through a photograph

  • Pearl Dell May: 

  • Rachel Belringer:
        “Can you sing? You CAN sing!” Why singing is both a joy AND a    

  • Alexandra Simpson: Story-Well

  • Catherine Lamont-Robinson:
        'The Life-Treads Model - Maintaining creative energy within
       a randomised controlled trial'


  • Dance with older people - Roz Conlon, Activate
         Presentation (pdf)    
  • Creative Evaluation - Karen Gray, Willis Newson
         Presentation (pdf)

  • The Evidence Base: How to understand and use it - Alex Coulter
         Presentation (pdf)

  • PR Skills: How to improve yours - Pauline Malins and Theresa Newton
        Presentation (pdf)
        Presentation (pptx)
  • Singing and Health - Rachel Belringer



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