Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fwd: Rye Music for Wellbeing Day Saturday 19 July




The Music Well in association with the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University presents:


Music for Wellbeing and Health


Rye Studio School, Rye, East Sussex

Saturday 19 July, 11am-3pm

£10 contribution including lunch and refreshments


Come along and hear about the work of The Music Well,

Rye’s very own music for wellbeing and music therapy service.

Learn about the value of music across the whole of our lives

in supporting wellbeing and health.


10.30     Coffee

11.00     Welcome by the Music Well Singing for Wellbeing Group

11.10     Wellcome from Niki Stuart, Music Well Director

11.15     Giorgos Tsiris provides a critical introduction to music therapy drawing from his work in

end-of-life care and his research in the field

12.00     Jon Fever, Music Well music therapist on music therapy with children and young people,

joined by Chantelle to talk about her own experience of music therapy

12.30     Lunch, with music from the Rye Ukulele Band

1.30        Dr. Trish Vella-Burrows and Professor Stephen Clift show films on the value of singing

to support people with respiratory illness and Parkinson’s

2.15        Dr. Maria Varvarigou talks about her research on the value of community music for the third and four ages

3.00        Close with tea


Special guest speakers


Giorgos Tsiris, Nordoff-Robbins and St. Christopher’s Hospice

Dr. Maria Varvarigou

Canterbury Christ Church University


To book a place please contact Liz Butt,





Stephen Clift FRSPH

Professor of Health Education

Department of Health, Wellbeing and the Family

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Canterbury Christ Church University

North Holmes Road


Kent CT1 1QU


+44 (0)1227 767700



Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health

The Block

69 Tontine Street


Kent CT20 1JR


+44 (0)1303 220870


Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia


Honorary President, Singing Hospitals International Network, Germany


Executive Co-Editor, Arts & Health, an International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice

Published by Taylor & Francis in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Arts and Health


Editorial Board, Perspectives in Public Health

Published by Sage for the Royal Society for Public Health


Follow me on Twitter: @StephenClift