storytellingABMU Health Board is holding its very first Storytelling for Health conference. The conference aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice.

An exciting range of speakers is now confirmed, with papers, presentations and performances from Daniel Morden and the Devil’s Violin (one of the UK’s leading storytelling companies), Prof Mike Wilson (author of ‘Storytelling and Theatre’), Dr Jac Saorsa (visual artist, writer and researcher ), Baroness Eluned Morgan AM (Assembly Member, and initiator of the Wales Government cross party Group on Arts and Health), and Phil George (chair of Arts Council Wales). Booking is now open through Eventbrite.

The call for proposals is still open until Monday 3rd November 2016.  We would be pleased to hear about projects which facilitate communication and build shared language across different cultures (eg: patients and clinicians, artists and commissioners), projects which embed storytelling in training of health professionals, projects which have influenced policy, examples of project evaluations, examples of methodologies or projects which utilise different methodological approaches, case studies from any stage of the life of a project from origination to completion, inter-disciplinary evidence, and explorations of gaps in the existing research. Please send abstracts of not more than 300 words to Prue Thimbleby.

The conference takes place in Swansea on 16-17 June 2017. For further information please visit the conference website.

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, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The National Waterfront Museum and Volcano Theatre



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