Events & Courses
North East England
Cultures of Health and Wellbeing
21 March 2019 - 22 March 2019
The first annual conference from the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be an opportunity to explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and public interest

The conference will focus on the following themes:


  • What does ‘culture’ mean to us?
  • How does health and wellbeing work in the arts, museums and libraries intersect with cultural histories and identities?
  • How do cultural concerns like food, craft, nature and spirituality fit with this work?
  • Digital cultures: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality – future culture and future health
  • How does work with culture, health and wellbeing address social inequalities, and create sustainable social practices?


  • In a time of unprecedented interest in and momentum within the sector, what models of practice might help us grow and thrive? 
  • How can we develop the relationship between practice and research? What role does creative research have in our health and wellbeing?

Speakers include Neil Churchill, Director for Experience, Participation and Equalities at NHS England, Lord Howarth of Newport, Co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, and Dr Errol Francis of Culture&.

Tickets will be priced at £120 for two days (£90 students/lower income) or £75 for one day (£50 student/lower income).

Find out more and book online:


Venue Details:
Great North Museum-Hancock Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne,