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Live Well & Dance with Parkinson's

About our programme

Live Well & Dance with Parkinson's will make a positive impact on the lives of people living with Parkinson's and of those of their families, loved ones and carers through dance activity, cultural experiences, and community connection. The programme will enrich lives through creative dance experiences, offer greater connectivity with community & peers and aim to embed legacy and sustainability through our networks and partnerships.

At its heart, Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s aims to create access to new opportunities for dance and creativity in partnership with people living with Parkinson’s. Across 6 locations* in England, dance and cultural activity will be planned and delivered locally through area steering groups. These groups will establish greater connectivity between people across community & peers, organisations, cultural venues, and dance artists to create legacy and sustainability.

*Locations are Birmingham & West Midlands, Bristol, Carlisle/North Cumbria, Leicester/Shire, Manchester/Greater Manchester, the Northeast.

Whilst activity will respond to need on a local level the programme will also have a national and international impact across partnership development and programmes of workforce development through artist training, networking and research.

Throughout the programme we will consistently share approaches for increasing access to activity and networks in the wider context of ‘Living Well’ through dance.

Yaël Owen-Mckenna

Programme Director for Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s

Live Well & Dance with Parkinson's: Artist Sharing Day

Date: 13 January 2024
Location: University of Salford, Maxwell Building: Lower Hall
Timings: 10:30 - 16:00 UTC

Join us at the University of Salford for a day of peer support, practice sharing and exploration with the Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's team in Manchester.

There will be a practical session led by Dr Mel Brierley, dance/movement artist & researcher in community health, followed by a networking lunch and group discussion time.

This is a FREE session that welcomes dance artists interested in creative health work and those already involved in with people living with Parkinson's.

Please bring your own lunch, a water bottle and a notebook. As there is a practical element to the day, please wear something comfortable that you can move in.

Book here

Image credit: People Dancing Summer Intensive 2023. Photo: Rachel Cherry.