Programme & Workshops

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10.00Conference Chair’s welcome
Liz Jones, Head of Policy and Research, MHA
10:05Dementia conversations: People with dementia and their carers welcome delegates and share their hopes for the day with Dr. Claire Craig, Sheffield University and the poet, John Killick
10.25Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Chief Executive, Creative Dementia Arts Network
10:30Keynote Lecture Ming Hung Hsu, Head of Music Therapy, MHA
11:10Refreshments
11.40 - 12.40Morning 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
  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
  3. Turtle Song with Kate Pearson, composer, and Jana Kennedy artist, performer and facilitator, Turtle Key Arts
  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
  5. Armchair Gallery- Virtual participatory art in care homes with Kate Duncan, Creative Programmes Manager, Nottingham City Arts and Claire Ford, We engAge
12.45 – 13.30LUNCH

Exhibition stalls... Bookstall... Bring and Share literature... Networking
13.35 – 14.25Post Lunch taster workshops
  1. Dance for Parkinson’s with Melanie Brierley, Dance artist, Conscious Bodies
  2. Arts: Making the Beautiful with Clare Carswell, artist, Blossom Arts, Oxfordshire
  3. Integrated dementia-friendly community singing groups with Janet Stansfeld, community musician, Sound Resource
  4. Film and dementia with Lee Pearse, film maker
  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
  6. Dementia Friends training session with Maria Flude and Kath Horner of the Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance
14.30 – 15.30Keynote 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
15.30Refreshments
15.40 – 16.40Afternoon Workshops
  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
  2. Dance workshop with Hannah Robertshaw, Programmes Director, Yorkshire Dance
  3. Creative Dementia Conversations with John Killick, Dementia Positive and Dr Claire Craig, Sheffield Hallam University
  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
  5. Lear and Cordelia- drama in care homes with Ben Spiller and Debbie Varley, Creative Director, 1623 Theatre Company
16.45Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, CDAN – next steps
16.55Chair’s closing remarks
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.