Addo is excited to have been invited by artist Rabab Ghazoul and HALO Leisure Ltd to collaborate on a Research and Development Project about Arts & Health in Bridgend.  HALO Leisure Ltd, Arts Council of Wales and Bridgend County Borough Council are supporting and funding the project, recognising that creative and cultural strategies represent some of the most powerful ways of engaging and inspiring communities.  

The project will:

  • Develop the role of arts in health in Bridgend by spearheading innovative and exciting arts projects that can progress the existing health agenda
  • Represent the first phase of researching and developing an ambitious, artist-led arts and health project in Bridgend;
  • Examine health issues in innovative and fresh ways
  • Engage sections of the community currently under-represented within conventional health drives and explore why this is the case;
  • Be informed by people’s genuine experiences and needs through an inter-disciplinary approach that addresses not just exercise or healthy eating but other factors that play their part, such as socio-economic status, mental health, isolation and loneliness, conflict, disconnection, issues of sustainability, etc.  
  • Take a nuanced and informed approach to wellbeing in order to deliver the most positive outcomes for local people.

You’re warmly invited to the first in a series of events and pilot interventions called Is Art Good Medicine? – an informal evening discussion, cake, presentations, ideas and thinking around the theme of arts and health and how such an artist-led arts & health project in Bridgend might fit into the aspirations and interests of local people and the local creative community.

This FREE event will start at 7pm on Tuesday 29th October at The Zone, 46-48 Dunraven Place, Bridgend CF31 1JB.

For further information or to book your place, please contact:

Rabab Ghazoul, or Sarah Pace,