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Poetry and Film in Palliative Care | Reflections on Holistic Approaches to End of Life Care



Poetry and Film in Palliative Care | Reflections on Holistic Approaches to End of Life Care

This inspiring 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.


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Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: From 10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Organized by : University of St Andrews, School of Modern Languages

In collaboration with : Italian institute of Culture, The Russell Trust Development Fund

Entrance : Free


Byre Theatre, Lawrence Levy Studio, University of St Andrews