Programme & Workshops

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10.00Conference Chair’s welcome
Liz Jones, Head of Policy and Research, MHA
Auditorium
10:05Conference Welcome: Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Chief Executive, Creative Dementia Arts Network with people living with dementia, a family carer, a teacher and her students Auditorium
10:20Keynote Lecture: Ming Hung Hsu, Head of Music Therapy, MHA Auditorium
10:55 - 11:25Refreshments Ground Floor
11.35 - 12.30Morning Workshops
  1. A Choir in Every Care Home with Douglas Noble, Strategic Director, Wellbeing, Live Music Now and Dr Trish Vella-Burrows, Deputy Director at Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health - Auditorium, Ground floor
  2. 'Weaving the threads together' with Music, Movement, Dance and Imagination, with Dr. Richard Coaten, Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Matt Laurie, Independent Musical Interaction Consultant - Room 12.2.11(2nd Floor)
  3. Turtle Song with Kate Pearson, composer, and Jana Kennedy artist, performer and facilitator, Turtle Key Arts - Room 12.3.18 (3rd floor)
  4. Music Therapy in MHA dementia care settings – How can familiar songs be used to regulate emotions for people with dementia? with MHA Music Therapists - Jodie Webber, Laura Bolton, Thomas Woodward and Ming Hung Hsu - Room 12.2.18 (2nd Floor)
  5. Armchair Gallery- Virtual participatory art in care homes with Kate Duncan, Creative Programmes Manager, Nottingham City Arts and Claire Ford, We engAge - Room 12.2.20(2nd Floor)
 
12.35 – 13.30Lunch, Bookstall, Exhibition stands, Bring and Share literature Ground floor
13.35 - 14.25Keynote forum: Social Prescription and commissioning the arts for dementia, Alex Coulter, Director, Arts and Health South West with agency representatives of the Rotherham Social Prescription Service and Nicci Gerrard, author and founder of John’s Campaign  Auditorium
14.35 – 15.30Afternoon workshops 1
  1. Dance for Parkinson’s with Melanie Brierley, Dance artist, Conscious Bodies - Room12.2.11 (2nd floor)
  2. Arts: Making the Beautiful with Clare Carswell, artist, Blossom Arts, Oxfordshire - 12.2.20 (2nd floor)
  3. Integrated dementia-friendly community singing groups with Janet Stansfeld, community musician, Sound Resource - Room 12.2.19 (2nd floor)
  4. Film and dementia with Lee Pearse, film maker - Room 12.3.18 (Third floor)
  5. Using facial, bodily and vocal expressions to engage people with dementia in musical interaction with MHA Music Therapist – Jodie Webber, Laura Bolton, Thomas Woodward and Ming Hung Hsu - Room 12.2.18(2nd floor)
  6. Dementia Friends training session with Maria Flude and Kath Horner of the Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance - Auditorium, (Ground Floor)
 
15.30 - 15.40 Afternoon break and cold drinks  Level 2 & 3
15.40 – 16.35Afternoon Workshops 2
  1. Music Therapy in MHA dementia care settings – How can familiar songs be used to regulate emotions for people with dementia? with MHA Music Therapists - Jodie Webber, Laura Bolton, Thomas Woodward and Ming Hung Hsu - Room12.2.18 (2nd floor)
  2. Here and Now – exploring dance delivery in residential care homes with Hannah Robertshaw, Programmes Director, Yorkshire Dance - Room 12.2.20 (Second floor)
  3. Creative Dementia Conversations with John Killick, Dementia Positive and Dr Claire Craig, Sheffield Hallam University - Auditorium or 12.2.11 (2nd Floor)
  4. Opportunities for arts and cultural participation for people with dementia and carers in Sheffield with Maria Flude, Kelham Island Museum and Kath Horner, Chair, Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance - Room 12.3.18 (3rd Floor)
  5. Lear and Cordelia- drama in care homes with Ben Spiller and Debbie Varley, Creative Director, 1623 Theatre Company - Room 12.2.19 (2nd Floor)
 
16.45Supporting, Educating, Connecting – CDAN’s next steps, Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, CDAN Auditorium
16.50Reflections on the day, Conference Chair, Liz Jones, MHA Auditorium
17.00Conference closes 

CDAN is very grateful to MHA for sponsoring our 6th Conference offering our delegates a unique opportunity to engage with MHA's outstanding music therapy service during the conference keynote and workshops led by MHA music therapists.