Theme: Health and Wellbeing

Learn how singing and art are good for health and wellbeing, how social prescribing is tackling isolation, and about end of life care in prisons.

What's on

Wed
13
Jun

In/Hospitable

At Carrel Psychiatric Hospital something has changed. The impossible has happened and keeps happening.

Tue
12
Jun

Paradise Found: How one place can work for everybody

York is known as a great place to live, work and visit, with a thriving economy, strong community and healthy environment. We know healthy places make healthy people, but how can we ensure the city continues to support and enhance people’s health, wellbeing and prosperity?

Fri
8
Jun

End of Life Care and Support

Lord Michael Howard, Chair of Hospice UK, discusses the major issues faced by providers of end of life care. How can hospices deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life-threatening conditions, and support their families?

Fri
8
Jun

Prison Terminal: Dying in prison

Join us for a special screening of Prison Terminal, a poignant Oscar-nominated documentary about the last days of a terminally ill man in a USA prison and the hospice volunteers, themselves prisoners, caring for him.

Thu
7
Jun

Singing for Health

Join us for a stimulating and active day, learning about the health and wellbeing benefits of singing. We’ll explore the insights and ideas of Elizabethan composer William Byrd, whose writing on the health benefits of singing rings true today.

Wed
6
Jun

Ways to Wellbeing

Jasmine Howard of York CVS explains how Ways to Wellbeing - York’s version of social prescribing - is connecting people to local community support to help them feel better. The audience will also be treated to a set from The Bad Bargain Band, a Tang Hall SMART community music ensemble.

Events throughout the Festival

Hear my Voice: Art for Wellbeing

Throughout the festival, 10.00am to 5.00pm

A special exhibition at York Art Gallery celebrates the creative talents of York’s residents through artwork produced on projects, courses and classes run by Culture & Wellbeing in York.

Festival themes