It is with regret that ACHWS and VHS have decided to postpone the seminar on culture, loneliness and social isolation that was due to take place in Perth on 31st March. Postponement is in the interest of everyone’s health and wellbeing. Thank you for understanding. A new date will be announced shortly.
Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (formerly Arts Health Scotland) are delighted to announce a one-day event exploring the role that arts and culture can play in tackling social isolation and loneliness. Including a series of spoken presentations, workshops and discussions led by those at the forefront of the field, this free event will explore the health and social issues concerning loneliness and isolation and set the stage for a collective, creative response through arts and culture.
Louise Mclean, Policy Advisor, Social Isolation & Loneliness Team, the Equality Unit, Scottish Government
Robbie McGhee, Chair of Arts, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Associate Director, Art in Hospital
Kiren Zubairi, Policy Engagement Officer, Voluntary Health Scotland
Janice Parker, Artist and Choreographer
Lorna Cruikshank, Curatorial Manager and Helen Pickles, Shinty Memories, High Life Highland, Dingwall
Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
Lorna Macintyre and Dr Mary Hepburn- Women’s Health Project
Christina Liddell, Choreographer & Catriona MacIntyre, Arts Activities Coordinator, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity
Jeni Pearson & Kirsty Stansfield, Artists at the Art Room, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
Vicky Murray, Singer Performer
Donna Rutherford, Artist
Jan-Bert van den Berg, Director, Artlink
Co-produced with Voluntary Health Scotland as part of the Keeping the Conversation Going event series.