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Creative ways to Wellbeing event

Learning and sharing how the arts are boosting Londoners' well-being

12.30 - 4pm (includes lunch)
Mezzanine level, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

What was it about?

This fun, informal event aimed to bring together Well London and other arts for well-being projects. It was a celebration of the work undertaken and a look forward to how it can be used in the future. It enabled project workers to meet up, share knowledge and explore how their work can inform the direction of healthcare in the future.

The day began with an introduction from Karen Taylor followed by a talk from Moira Sinclair who shared Art Council England's experiences of the Well London programme. This was followed by a lively presentation from Sing London which saw all delegates on their feet participating in a sing-song, a great way to keep everyone entertained and a clear demonstration of the benefits of music to well being. Professor Adrian Renton closed the first half of the day by presenting his initial findings from the Well London programme evaluation highlighting the benefits of participating in Well London events. These findings are to be published next year. At this point in the day there was a break, providing a chance for delegates to network and share the work of their projects.

The second half of the event was structured around two workshops. The first, led by Tony Gouveia from Immediate theatre explored barriers and entry strategies to successful engagement of communities. The second, led by Martin Swan and Carole Pluckrose of Studio3 Arts allowed delegates to share ideas and experiences of how to meet the aims of large programmes, such as Well London and a discussion of the relationship between art and regeneration.

The day closed with a plenary session led by Damien Hebron, Director of London Arts in Health Forum.

Workshop notes

  • Workshop 1: Tony Gouveia - Immediate Theatre Practising participation
  • Workshop 2: Martin Swan and Carole Pluckrose, Studio 3 Arts Reaching across generations


  • Moira Sinclair, Regional Executive Director of Arts Council England, London
  • Professor Adrian Renton, Director for Institute for Health and Human Development, University of East London
  • Damian Hebron, Director of London Arts in Health Forum
  • Lorna Pamplin, Chief Executive Officer of Studio 3 Arts
  • Carole Pluckrose, Chief Executive/Artistic Director of Arc Theatre
  • Tony Gouveia, Associate Director of ImmediateTheatre

For more information please contact Jude / 020 7234 9405.

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