Music, Health and Wellbeing Workshop (part of ESRC Festival 2020)
This workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn more about the importance of musical participation in everyday life, especially for those in society who may struggle to be heard in words alone.
Hear from a range of speakers, including University researchers, musicians and policy makers working in this field.
Speakers will include:
- Mark Radcliffe, radio broadcaster and University of Manchester alumnus
- Professor Caroline Bithell, Head of Music, The University of Manchester
- Professor John Keady, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Older People, The University of Manchester
- Dr Virginia Tandy, Director of the Creative Ageing Development Agency, Former Director of Culture, Manchester
- Helena Bull, Simon Industrial Fellow, Manchester Camerata and The University of Manchester
- Rebecca Parnell, Creative Producer, Manchester Camerata and Creative Manchester
The event will showcase the collaborative work of researchers at The University of Manchester and industry partner Manchester Camerata, an orchestra based in Manchester, whose pioneering work across the North West forms an integral part of the organisation as a whole. You will have the opportunity to hear about the latest findings from a ‘Camerata in the Community’ project related to the health and wellbeing benefits of music, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown period.
A focus will be placed on the importance of creativity, flow and being in the moment.
Key topics, themes and issues for discussion:
- Case studies; presenting findings from use of music-making in health settings
- Film screening: Music in Mind ‘Remote’
- The role of music in social prescribing
- Music and the impact on Creative Ageing
- Singing for Wellbeing
What to expect
Participants will have the opportunity to hear informative talks from experts working in this field, to engage in a panel discussion, and to participate in themed breakout sessions. Participants will be invited to send questions in advance of the workshop, or via the chat function during the workshop.
Participants will be invited to join a themed breakout session of their choice, which will enable small, accessible, interactive group discussions.
Themes / Provocations for the Breakout sessions
- How can music help us to express ourselves?
- In what ways can music be used to support connectivity, combat isolation and offer an experience of community?
Length of workshop:
3 hours and 15 mins (1pm - 4.15m)
This event is part of the 2020 ESRC Festival of Social Science
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