University holds Music, Health & Wellbeing workshop as part of ESRC Festival

What is the importance of musical participation in everyday life? How can it help people with dementia, and those in society who struggle to be heard through words alone?

On 11 November, The University is hosting a Music, Health & Wellbeing workshop that will serve to answer these questions. Presented in partnership with Creative Manchester, the Music Department and the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, the Zoom-based session will feature a range of speakers including University researchers, musicians and policymakers, with whom you’ll explore the health and wellbeing benefits of musical participation.

A key part of the workshop will focus on University partners Manchester Camerata, who will share the principles and practices used in their innovative ‘Camerata in the Community’ programme, which stretches across the north-west of England. Members of the Camerata team will share real-world experiences of their work with young people in schools and people living with dementia. There will also be opportunities to ask questions and contribute to the discussion, should you wish.

The workshop is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which presents the very latest in social science research. The local version of this national festival is now in its seventh year, and the 2020 programme features over thirty events on a variety of themes including climate change, mental health and wellbeing, living with technology, and, of course, the impacts of Coronavirus. These all-digital events are running from 7-15 November.

If you’d like to attend the University’s Music, Health & Wellbeing workshop, please sign-up via Eventbrite. For up-to-the-minute booking information and details about the rest of the events, visit www.esrcmanchesterfest.ac.uk, or search #McrESRCFest on Twitter.

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