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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Centre for Medical Humanities: ‘The Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar’ by Clive Parkinson

16th February 2011, 17:15 to 19:15, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University, Speaker: Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan Museum

This seminar by Clive Parkinsonis entitled ‘The Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar' will explore the relationship between the arts, mental health and our sometimes neurotic aspiration to well-being.

Clive Parkinson is Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan Museum. He has written and presented widely around the arts and health agenda sharing his hands-on experience as practicing artist and his strategic understanding of the field through research and development. He has worked for the NHS as an artist in hospital for adults with learning difficulties and as a senior mental health promotion specialist; and within the cultural sector was development director for Arts for Health Cornwall. As current Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University his work focuses less on the built environment, ill-health and deficit, and more on public health, well-being and community assets.

The seminar will commence at 17:15 and will be followed by wine & canapés and the opportunity for further discussion. 

To reserve a place please contact Polly De Giorgi or call 0191 334 7008

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