'Beyond Words' International Conference, 14-15 March 2017

A posthuman world opens up the possibilities of being and belonging. This exciting international, multidisciplinary conference focuses on how communication happens beyond words, how the arts use the unspoken, and how those who face problems communicating with words (such as those with dementia, strokes, autism and learning difficulties) are valued and included across communities.

An international conference launching the final report of the 'Beyond Words'  research project between Plymouth Music Zone and Plymouth University Institute of Education is scheduled to take place on 14th and 15th  March 2017. The project is one of only eight national projects funded by the Arts Council England Research Grants programme in 2015.

Speakers include:

Lemn Sissay MBE, Poet and Writer 
Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts in Health, UWE and University of Winchester
Carol Taylor, Co-editor Posthuman Research Practices in Education.
Academics from across all disciplines, arts practitioners/organisations, community organisations and representatives from Education, Health and Social Work are all encouraged to take part.

The conference is organised under the following strands:

Music and other arts
Equality and inclusion
Creativity and wellbeing

The conference costs £50 to attend (including registration, lunches and refreshments). Free places have been reserved for voluntary sector organisations and students on a first come first served basis. To book a place on this event, please visit the University eStore. 

Last Booking Date for this Event is 7th March 2017

The conference is supported by Arts Council England and the Institute for Health and Community.

Click here for Plymouth University 'Call for Papers'

Click here for original news article of flagship grant awarded 2015 

Follow this link to watch a short film created by giving a gentle insight into the 'Beyond Words' research project:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8zCCUdzaG8&feature=youtu.be This film was commissioned from BluglassPictures that includes award winning film director Amanda Bluglass with filming by Steve Haines and editing by Mike Clark.

Thank you to all the funders and supporters who make this work possible, including Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Youth Music, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Spirit of 2012, Dunhill Medical Trust and the David Gibbons Foundation.

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Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 9:00am to Wed 15 Mar 2017 - 5:00pm
Plymouth University
605 Rolle Building
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