‘Cultures of Health and Wellbeing’ – Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums – 21-22 March 2019

This is the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s first annual conference.

Cultures of Health & Wellbeing, programme 190319

Provocation abstracts DAY 1 THURSDAY 21 MARCH

Provocation & workshop abstracts DAY 2 FRIDAY 22 MARCH

Biographies for speakers, panellists, provokers and performers: All biographies

Information about the films being shown at the conference: CHWA- Cultures of Health- Film List 2019

Delegate Lists: Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March


The conference will focus on the following themes:


What does ‘culture’ mean to us?

  • How does health and wellbeing work in the arts, museums and libraries intersect with cultural histories and identities?
  • How do cultural concerns like food, craft, nature and spirituality fit with this work?
  • Digital cultures: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality – future cultures of health and wellbeing
  • How does work with culture, health and wellbeing address social inequalities, and create sustainable social practices?


  • In a time of unprecedented momentum in this sector, what models of practice might help us grow and thrive?
  • How can we develop the relationship between practice and research? What role does creative research have in our health and wellbeing?



Accommodation and Travel Information:

Delegates Accommodation Pack

Newcastle Parking and Transport Links Map



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Victoria Hume

Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Also a composer, researcher and arts manager focused on medicine, health and wellbeing.

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