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  • Date and time: Thursday 11 June 2020, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: Online event
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

In November 2019 the World Health Organisation published a report about the health benefits of the arts. Their conclusion was ‘The arts are good for you’.

Discover more about this research and find out how the arts can improve your own health and wellbeing, particularly during the Covid-19 crisis, with musician Chris Bartram and GP Nicola Gill.

You’ll also experience the benefits for yourself in an informal, relaxing singing session led by Chris, where we will mute all participants so you can sing in the comfort of your own home.

In addition to this, we will open up discussion for you to share your own experiences of looking after your wellbeing in lockdown through the arts and creativity.  

Presented by the National Centre for Early Music, the workshop is open to everyone - you don’t need to be able to sing, consider yourself musical, or have an interest in the arts. You just need to be curious to broaden your horizons and find out more.

Please note: Booking required via A  Zoom link will be sent to participants on the morning of the event.

Image credit: Jim Poyner 

About the speakers

Nicola Gill has 20-years’ experience of working as a GP and really enjoys her role organising the Training Scheme for GPs in York. She has a passion for the creative arts and uses them in her teaching to help doctors learn and maintain the art of medicine. She regularly facilitates seminars about ‘Surviving and Thriving in Work’.

Chris Bartram has worked in music in the community and education for 20 years, for a variety of arts and education organisations. He specialises in developing singing for health and wellbeing. He runs the highly successful 'Cuppa & a Chorus' sessions at the National Centre for Early Music and Explore York. He is also director of 'Communitas', a choir for people who used mental health services, part of York St John University's Converge programme.


National Centre for Early Music NHS York GP Vocational Training Scheme