Video | 24 October 2021

Why culture is key to good health and well-being – Festival of Politics 2021

Presented in partnership with Scottish Parliament as part of Festival of Politics 2021.

The sustainable provision of health care is a vital concern for all governments. Thanks to a growing body of clinical and neurological research, there is increasing evidence that participation in cultural activity offers revolutionary benefits for a range of medical conditions. From dementia and singing, to Parkinson’s disease and dance, the social and economic benefits of arts in healthcare are still being explored and understood by policy makers, the public and the medical community.

Join the panel to discover the power of arts and culture in addressing society’s health and well-being. Chair: Clare Adamson MSP, Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee Panellists: David Leventhal (Dance for PD), Sarah Munro (Baltic), Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)

The fully-captioned recording is available to watch below: 

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