Well Festival 2022: Keynote conversation: Gemma Tipton and Dr Paul Finucane.

As part of Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2022, Dr Paul Finucane will talk about the significance of the arts in his life in a special keynote event in conversation with writer and editor Gemma Tipton. This conversation will take place online on 25 January with a Q&A. The recorded event will also be broadcast online on 7 February. 

Paul Finucane has worked in geriatric medicine for over 40 years, in Wales, Australia and in several parts of Ireland. Emeritus Professor at the University of Limerick, where he helped to establish a new medical school in 2007, Paul also has a strong interest in the humanities and in the importance of the arts to physical and mental wellbeing. He has authored three art-related books, together with Emergence, an anthology of poetry and prose related to ageing. Paul shares his home life in West Cork with Aileen, his long-suffering wife, and Biddy, a particularly boisterous boxer pup.

As part of the keynote conversation, Paul will refer to his Union Hall Collection, an extraordinary exhibition of paintings by some of Ireland’s leading artists, which Paul has generously offered to University Hospital Waterford on a long-term loan.

Gemma Tipton is a writer and editor of a number of books, and contributes to The Irish Times on art, architecture and various aspects of culture.

Event Details
Free online event, taking place via Zoom
Tuesday 25 January at 11am
Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/why-arts-well-festival-keynote-with-dr-paul-finucane-gemma-tipton-tickets-250371416647

The recorded event, including the Q&A, will be broadcast online as part of the Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing 2022 on Monday 7 February from 7pm. See www.wellwaterford.com

About the Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing
The Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing champions and celebrates all the ways that the arts help us to feel good. Due to the ongoing pandemic and in line with public health guidelines, many events will take place online, giving this Waterford-wide festival the opportunity to reach beyond the county borders and welcome arts fans from near and far. Each day, festival-goers will have the opportunity to witness colourful, beautiful, thought-provoking music, art, movement and literature, and to experience the joy of creativity through a range of workshops and interactive opportunities for all ages. The 2022 festival programme launches on Monday 24 January on www.wellwaterford.com


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