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Event details

Event date: 
10 June 2014
Event duration: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Type of event: 
Talk / lecture
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern


Ticketing information: 
Online booking available shortly

About the event

In discussion: Lionel Shriver and Deborah Bowman

In partnership with Community Learning at Tate Modern, LAHF is proud to present a discussion event to conclude London Creativity and Wellbeing Week.

Celebrated novelist and journalist Lionel Shriver will be joined by ethicist Deborah Bowman to explore the connections between creativity and wellbeing in a fascinating evening drawing together the worlds of health and the arts with conversation and readings.

Shriver’s work has often addressed thorny questions with a public health dimension: How much money is a single life worth? Are killers born or made? And why are we getting so fat? Her novels include Big Brother, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World and We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction and was successfully adapted into a film. Shriver will give a couple of readings from her novels and discuss the issues that underpin her work.

Professor Deborah Bowman, is the Professor of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics and Medical Law at St. George’s, University of London. She has an active interest in the ways that the arts and humanities can be used to foster ethical awareness and support learning – especially in clinical settings.

This evening promises to be a fascinating opportunity to examine the relationship between the arts and health, to look at the ways the arts can inform our approach to health and consider creative ways of improving wellbeing. Concluding with a question and answer session followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet professionals working in the field of arts in health, the evening promises to be a fantastic finale to the 2014 Creativity and Wellbeing Week.


London Arts in Health Forum


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