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New Pathways to Connect

A new bi-monthly online conversation series is being launched this January by Arts practitioners and healthcare professionals will provide in-depth insights into arts and health projects and discuss hot button topics including the possibilities and challenges of working in a shifting health landscape.

The first conversation features artist Tess Leak and Activities Director Sarah Cairns (Bantry General Hospital) from our Arts for Health Programme, West Cork.

Tess and Sarah will explore the learning from the remote delivery of The Museum of Song Postal Project, a project created and adapted by Tess working with artist Sharon Whooley with Sarah Cairns facilitating its delivery on site at St. Joseph’s Unit, Bantry General Hospital. Beginning in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, the project was the first to make an in road, carving a pathway to preventing isolation for the residents in the five Community Hospitals that participate in our programme.

This intriguing conversation between artist and healthcare professional will explore how they worked together through the uncertainty and fear of the first Covid-19 lockdown to the current landscape. Together they will consider ideas such as creating new pathways to connect, virtual challenges, and coping with ‘on-the-spot’ learning.

The conversation will place online on Tuesday 26 January 2021, 1-2pm

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