Creative Festivals 2020

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Three panellists at the Creative Health Conference 2019 (Southbank Centre)
Photo by Dan Hipkin for the Southbank Centre - Creative Health Conference 2019

A new collaborative partnership of Creative Festivals is aiming to turn May 2020 into a month of creativity and culture:

With creativity and wellbeing now high on the agenda in policy across culture, health, ageing, social connectedness and communities, the time has never been better to come together to discuss how we can work together to support opportunities for everyone, regardless of who they are or where they are, to participate in culture and creativity. 

Across the three festivals, we will be focused on reaching out to more people, working towards positive futures and looking at mental health in young people, climate change, ageing through the life course, and public health and everyday creativity; but we welcome events and activities that relate to any health, wellbeing or wellness issue or creativity more broadly - these are open and inclusive festivals and we want to showcase whatever you are doing!

Thank you to everyone who got involved in the series of pre-festival events we held across the country in January. We were overwhelmed by the interest, ideas and commitment to making May a month of vibrant creativity, accessible to everyone.

For those who couldn't attend or would like to know more, please view the Creative Festivals Presentation.

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Infographic giving statistics on Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2019: there were 636 events and 50,880 people attended