Friday 26 April 2024


6-7.30pm GMT


In-person: St Columba's Hospice Care, No. 17 Boswall Road, Edinburgh EH5 3RW
Online: Zoom


Online only ticket: £5.00
In-person ticket: £15.00 (£10.00 student discount)

St Columba’s Hospice Care in Edinburgh is continuing its series of talks on the Arts in Palliative Care with an exploration of music engagement in children’s hospice settings on 26 April. The No.17 Talks aim to offer a welcoming, critical and creative space for sharing practice, research and innovation.

Children’s hospices have a strong multi-disciplinary team ethos in which working together to support the individual physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the children, young people and families is central.

This talk explores community engagement in a children’s hospice, broadening the concept of team through collaborative approaches which bring together children and young people with life limited conditions and their families, music therapists, wider hospice team professionals and community musicians from leading London orchestras.

Victoria Kammin will discuss the development, implementation and research into these collaborations accompanied by audio extracts to further illustrate the work in action.

This talk is taking place in-person and online. Tickets are limited to 45 people in person and 100 online and will be given on a first come first served basis.

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Speaker Biography

Victoria Kammin is a music therapy clinician, educator, researcher and supervisor specialising in paediatric palliative care. She is undertaking her PhD at the University of York in the Paediatric Palliative Care and Medical Complexities Research Group, focusing on child and family experiences of music therapy in paediatric palliative care.  She is also a lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on the MSc Music Therapy training course and External Examiner for the University of South Wales MA Music therapy course.

Victoria co-ordinates the British Association of Music Therapy Children, Young People and Families network group and works closely with the charity Jessie’s Fund who support music provision for children within palliative care and special education.


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