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Arts and Health Check Up, Check In 2017: Programme and Contributors

Date posted: 18 April 2017

Image shown: L-R: 15 Miles, CARE, The Creative Well

Arts and Health Check Up, Check In 2017 is taking place on Friday 5 May at The Model, Sligo. This unique arts and health get-together will include Patrick Fox in conversation with artist and theatre maker Mark Storor, a showcasing strand exploring the nature of collaborative working between artists and healthcare professionals, and facilitated discussion groups that invite participants to listen, share and exchange with one another. This event is hosted by artsandhealth.ie, Create and Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Sligo. 


9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome and setting the scene
Niamh O’Connor, Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Sligo; Marie Louise Blaney, Education Curator, The Model; Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director, WHAT

10.15 INSPIRING: An In Conversation with Mark Storor and Patrick Fox, chaired by Ailbhe Murphy
Patrick Fox, Director of Heart of Glass, and award-winning UK artist and theatre maker Mark Storor, will discuss Baa Baa Baric Have You Any Pull? a unique 12 year project by Mark with the people of St Helen’s Merseyside and Heart of Glass. Chaired by Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create.

11.00 Coffee

11.20 SHOWCASING: Paired presentations by three partnerships
The Creative Well: Emma Finucane (Visual Artist) and Catherine O’Grady (HSE mental health division)
15 Miles: Bernie Austin (Director of Nursing, Community Nursing Units in Galway City and East County) and Ceara Conway (Visual Artist and Singer)
Care: Dr Regina McQuillan (Palliative Medicine Consultant St Francis Hospice), Sophie Motley and Sarah Jane Shiels (Willfredd Theatre)

12.20 Showcasing Q&A
Chaired by Claire Meaney

12.40 Screening of ‘Whispers?’ artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary awardee 2016
A film by Colm Mullen documenting an arts and health project partnership between visual artist Marie Brett and St Francis Hospice. Followed by a Q&A with Colm and Marie chaired by Emma Eager, Acting Project Co-Ordinator, artsandhealth.ie.

13.20 Lunch 

Highlighting the burning issues and hot topics from the morning’s talks, attendees will have an opportunity to meet their peers in facilitated discussion groups. Visual artist Naomi Draper will employ various creative devices to allow entry points into conversations that invite participants to listen, share and exchange with one another.

16.00 Coffee

16.20 Plenary session
Feedback from the Exchange session, chaired by Niamh O’Connor

16.50 Wrap up with Claire Meaney


Download the programme and learn more about the projects and contributors HERE

Book your place here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/arts-and-health-check-up-check-in-2017-tickets-32403835745

Admission is €20 per person including lunch.

Arts and Health Check Up, Check In is funded by the Arts Council, Sligo Arts Service and HSE North West.

For further information, contact Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director, WHAT at claireA.meaney@hse.ie or phone 051 842664.

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