Therapeutic Landscapes: Ritual, Folklore and Wellbeing

This first event is jointly organised by the John Cussans, of the Arts and Health and Wellbeing research group and Desdemona McCannon of the Folk Cultures group at the University of Worcester.
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Therapeutic Landscapes: Ritual, Folklore and Wellbeing

March 9 - March 10

This year’s Therapeutic Landscapes conference

Technically sold out, but UW staff and students are able to attend for free.

This event, jointly organised by the Arts for Health research group and the Folk Cultures group at the University of Worcester and will be held at the Art House, Castle Street, WR1 3ZQ on Saturday 9th March 2024

We invite artists, health practitioners, academics and historians who, both formally and informally, are investigating the intersections of ritual, folklore, magic and landscape and their implications for emotional health and wellbeing to present their work around (but not limited to) the following themes:

Convivial participatory art practices  /  Ritual and therapeutic practice  /  Emotional distress and embodied practice  /  Meditation and prayer /  Modern pilgrimage  /  Communal creative interventions in the landscape /  Mayhem and mischief and the carnivalesque  /  Rave and festival culture  /  Right to Roam /  Unsafe safe spaces  /  Modern Druidry and alchemical practices for mental health /  Mortality, ancestors and commemoration  /  Places of healing /  Caves, grottos, hidden places /  Stones and megaliths /  The psychogeography of post- industrial landscapes /  The feminine sublime /  Vision quests, dream mysteries and trauma healing /  Critiques of wellness culture /  Art Historical precedents to the above

Programme, Speakers and Bigraphyies


March 9
March 10
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Theraputic Landscapes
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Art House
Castle Street
Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 3ZQ United Kingdom
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