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A Song for Health
A Song for Health
  • Broadening Horizons
  • Thursday 4 June 2.00pm - 4.00pm
    Broadening Horizons - A Song for Health
    This is a free event - advanced booking advised. Refreshments provided.

    In November 2019 The World Health Organisation published a report about the health benefits of the arts. Their conclusion was ‘The arts are good for you’

    Join Chris Bartram and Nicola Gill to discover more about this research and how the arts can improve your own health and wellbeing. Hear Nicola outline the evidence. Experience the benefits for yourself in an informal, relaxing singing session led by Chris in the beautiful acoustic of the NCEM.

    Members of Cuppa & Chorus, a York singing for health project will be at the workshop to share their experiences of singing in the group.

    This session is open to everyone; you don’t need to be able to sing, consider yourself musical, or have an interest in the arts. We just ask that you are curious to broaden your horizons and find out more.

    Meet the team:
    Nicola Gill has 20-years experience of working as a GP and really enjoys her role organising the Training Scheme for GPs in York. She has a passion for the creative arts and uses them in her teaching to help doctors learn and maintain the art of medicine. She regular facilitates seminars about ‘Surviving and Thriving in Work’.

    Chris Bartram has worked in music in community and education for 20 years, for a variety of arts and education organisations. He specialises in developing singing for health and wellbeing. He runs the highly successful 'Cuppa & Chorus' sessions at the National Centre for Early Music and Explore York. He is also director of 'Communitas', a choir for people who used mental health services, part of York St John University's Converge programme.

    For artists: We will also be hosting an event prior to this specifically for artists working within the arts and wellbeing sector, looking at work life balance and maintaining their own wellbeing when carrying out this type of work. If you are interested in attending this event then please have a look at the webpage and contact Lottie to book your place on

    We make every effort to help with your access needs if you require a wheelchair space or have other specific requirements please let us know in advance of your visit. Click here for full details on NCEM access.


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