International Health & Heritage Conference at Quay Place, Ipswich!

The Health and Heritage conference will take place in March 2017.  It will bring together experts and leading professionals from the heritage, museums and mental health sectors from across Europe and beyond to explore the powerful interplay between the historic built environment and positive mental health. 

Health & Heritage aims to inspire and empower new projects which address both health and heritage agendas to support healthy, productive communities. 

The programme of specialist speakers, practical workshops and seminars includes 

  • Author, newspaper editor and columnist Sir Simon Jenkins
  • Architect, broadcaster and former RIBA president Angela Brady OBE
  • Architect and professor, Dr Evangelia Chrysikou 
  • Chief executive of national mental health charity Mind, Paul Farmer CBE.  

Health & Heritage will foster debate among researchers, practitioners, community activists and policy-makers.  It’s intended to inspire much needed action on heritage conservation as a positive force for individual wellbeing and cultivating strong and supportive communities.

Conference days 1 and 2

These will take place at Quay Place in Ipswich, Suffolk – a new community wellbeing and heritage centre, the result of the regeneration of St Mary at the Quay, a medieval Church in the dockland of Ipswich, funded with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Conference delegates will be able to access a range of practical tools, ideas and resources, as well as develop their networks, while experiencing first-hand the benefits of spending time in the unique environment offered by Quay Place. 

Conference day 3

This will be a field study, taking in a variety of heritage sites around the beautiful, historic Suffolk coast, with opportunities to further investigate ideas and methodologies learned during the first two days.

Health & Heritage is part of The Churches Conservation Trust’s biennial international conference series and is organised in partnership with Suffolk Mind and Future for Religious Heritage.  

Health & Heritage takes place from Wednesday 22nd – Friday 23rd March

Full details can be found at www.visitchurches.org.uk/conference. Join the conversation online @theCCT #HealthyHeritage

 

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