Listening Together: Sound, Memory and Wellbeing Symposium

25/03/22 to 25/03/22
10.00am - 5.00pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
Image credit: Daniel Regan

About this Event

Join this symposium to hear a range of presentations sharing findings from the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Bringing together heritage and health practitioners, artists and therapists, this interactive event will explore the potential of sound to serve as a powerful wellbeing tool.

The British Library alongside ten Hub partners has been using the rich content from its sound archives to develop new programmes and resources that inspire creativity, stimulate memory and enhance wellbeing. Sounds that draw on nature including birdsong, music and poetry, or coastal life, have been used to engage and support individuals with various needs.

From improving mental health and supporting people recovering from brain injuries, to inspiring new resources for people living with dementia and their carers, learn how stories and sounds from the nation’s audio collections have been used to combat isolation and enhance wellbeing.

Speakers include from the following organistations: British Library, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museum, The Keep, University of Leicester, Norfolk Record Offices, Manchester Archives+, The Brain Charity, Mind, Free Space Project, Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust, Brighton and Hove Music for Connection.

Being held at the Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2D

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