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Forthcoming Conferences and Events


Second International Poetry Forum Conference

Science in Culture
Arts of Welfare and European Cultures of Care
The Role of the Arts in the Evolution of Health Care and Education (1752 – 1948)

University of St Andrews

Venue: Byre Theatre Studio & Parliament Hall

3-5 October 2018

Conference organisers:

Dr Rossella Riccobono (University of St Andrews), Prof. Claire Davison (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Further information and call for papers

With many thanks for the financial support of The St Andrews Poetry Forum, The School of Modern Languages (Univ. of St Andrews), The Italian Cultural Institute (Edinburgh).

Poetry forum conference 2018


Reflections on End of Life Care

University of St Andrews, Byre Theatre, Lawrence Levy Studio

17th October 2018, 10am-5pm

The event will host a number of select invited speakers and specialists in palliative care and art therapy, an acting company who work with medical humanities, a film director, a poet and educator, postgraduate students working on poetry and the sick body, and a selection of academics to debate the validity of the project ‘Poetry and Film in Palliative Care’.

The day will open with a presentation by the Investigators, a report on the Literature Review conducted by a research assistant, to outline the genesis of the project, its academic insights and therapeutic effects.

The afternoon will be dedicated to hearing and debating various experiences by artists, educators, and a film director. The day will be accompanied by plenty of group workshopping, pop-up acting and reflection on poetry and film as therapy.

The event will also be completed by a Byre World event, in the same venue, where Amy Hardie’s documentary ‘Seven Songs for a Long Life’ will be projected to the public of St Andrews town, in order to ensure that the project is open to public engagement. The Film Projection will be preceded by a short performance, and followed by a 15-minute inspiring workshop with the audience and a Q+A with the film director, Amy Hardie.

Further information: https://poetryfilmcare.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk

This event is sponsored by The Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh & The Russell Trust Development Fund


Archive of past events

See also

Modern Languages Writers in Residence Programme

About the programme