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Parallel Session Block 3E

Wednesday 23rd June,  15:30 - 16:20 

Parallel Session Block 3E

The 3E Parallel Session Block has a choice of 8 break-out sessions to choose from. For Speaker Biographies, please go to Airmeet:


3E1 Country Panel - Nigeria

2020 was a year like no other. The death of George Floyd, attacks by ‘herdsmen’ and kidnappings in Northern Nigeria, COVID-19, triggered intense stress on psycho-social structures. Stress is not inherently negative and can lead to growth and change. Arts in Medicine Projects takes Arts into healthcare and community spaces, a voice for the voiceless, advocating for change. This panel will highlight the crises Nigeria has faced and how AIM is engaging the narrative to bring positive change.

Oyindamola Fakeye

Timothy Undiandeye

Julius Agbaje

Kunle Adewale

Oyin Talabi

3E2 Panel: Southbank Centre's Art by Post

Created under lockdown, the scheme sends free creative activity booklets through the post to people who are isolated and living with chronic physical and mental health conditions. Uniquely, the project is delivered in collaboration with a national network of partner organisations from across the arts and health, social care and housing sectors, who expand the project’s reach and offer additional enrichment support for participants, professional referrers, and family and friend ‘supporters’.

James Sanderson

Jessica Santer & Philipa Ellis

Barbara Clarke & Emma Nutland

Simone Stewart

3E3 Workshop: Museums and Wellbeing

Museums are increasingly delivering wellbeing programmes which explore the impact that the work has on the participant. However, few will support the impact the work has on the practitioner. The emotional labour involved in delivering wellbeing programmes in museums is high, as staff members regularly work with vulnerable participants with a range of needs and experiences. This interactive workshop will enable participants to explore what type of practitioner support can and should be offered.

Kate Fellows

Victoria Ryves

3E4 Practice: The Arts, Dementia and Brain Health: scale and spread

Expanding an intergenerational art program for older adults during and after a pandemic: Opening Minds through Art is an intergenerational art-making program for people living with dementia. During the pandemic it was expanded around the world. Brain Health: Social Prescribing (Culture, Creativity & Wellbeing) as Peri-Diagnostic Practice for Dementia. Empowering individuals and their partners to access cultural and creative interests and lead more fulfilled lives in the community for longer.

Veronica Franklin Gould

Meghan Young

3E5 Research and Practice: Practitioner training and experiences - research and practice


Socioeconomic adversities experienced by creative freelancers in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. May, T.

The Work Hurts: Exploring the emotional impact on arts practitioners of working in health, social care and participatory settings and how supervision, or lack of, affects artists wellbeing. O’Connor, A.


Training the Next Generation of Musicians and Advocates: training in effective arts and health interventions for HE music students in the USA.

Tracy Cowden

Dr Tom May

Alison O'Connor

3E6 The Hip Hop Heals panel

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people and men in the UK. Hip Hop Therapy offers a culturally-competent mental health intervention in the USA. How can we spread its impact to heal the growing global mental health pandemic? Join an international expert panel to unlock Hip Hop's potential in therapy and youth and social work. Hosted by Kiz Bangerh from Hip Hop HEALS CIC, who challenge mental health inequalities through their podcast 'Glowitheflow' and Hip Hop arts and health programmes.

Dr Elliot Gann

David Williams

Kiz Bangerh



Jonah Scott & Max Kline

Raphael Travis

3E7 Research: Arts on Prescription

Healthcare professionals’ perceptions of Arts on Prescription: a cross national study. Jensen, A., Bungay, H.

“Nobody can fail at it, everybody succeeds”: Perceived processes of change following attendance at an arts on prescription programme. Holt, N., et al

A mixed-methods evaluation of the longitudinal impact of arts on prescription. Zalantai, B., et al.

“It’s not therapy; I’m not a therapist”: Exploring the perspectives of Arts Health Practitioners. White, E., Jenkinson, E. & Holt, N.

Anita Jensen

Hilary Bungay

Behtan Zalanti

Emily White

Dr Nicola Holt

3E8 Workshop: The Good Ship Zoom Dance workshop

The Original Spinners have been leading dance workshops for people living with Parkinson’s for Fresh Arts at Southmead Hospital since 2017. When the pandemic hit, we felt all out at sea! In the crisis we found hope, maintained our connection and expanded our creativity. We stretch, we sing, we dance, and have found the freedom to have fun together on Zoom. In this workshop, we will celebrate our learning and creativity with our film “The Good Ship Zoom” followed by an interactive dance workshop.

The Original Spinners

For Speaker Biographies, please go to Airmeet