Palliative Arts No.17 Talks

Palliative Arts No.17 Talks

Palliative Arts No.17 Talks

No.17 Talks offer a welcoming, critical and creative space to share practice, research and innovation.

With a spotlight on palliative arts, our series of No.17 Talks offer a welcoming, critical and creative space for sharing practice, research and innovation.

The talks are offered as hybrid events. You are welcome to join us at our beautiful No.17 event venue or participate online via Zoom. 


Musical Synergy: An exploration of collaborative approaches with orchestras in children’s hospices with Victoria Kammin

Children’s hospices have a strong multi-disciplinary team ethos in which working together to support the very individual physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the children, young people and families is central. This talk explores community engagement in a children’s hospice, broadening the concept of team through collaborative approaches which bring together children and young people with life limited conditions and their families, music therapists, wider hospice team professionals and community musicians from leading London orchestras.  I will discuss the development, implementation and research into these collaborations accompanied by audio extracts to further illustrate the work in action.


Victoria Kammin is a music therapy clinician, educator, researcher and supervisor specialising in paediatric palliative care.  She is undertaking her PhD at the University of York in the Paediatric Palliative Care and Medical Complexities Research Group focussing on child and family experiences of music therapy in paediatric palliative care.  Victoria is also a lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on the MSc Music Therapy training course and an External Examiner for the University of South Wales MA Music therapy course.  She co-ordinates the British Association of Music Therapy Children, Young People and Families network group and works closely with the charity Jessie’s Fund, who support music provision for children within palliative care and special education.


The talk will take place between 6.00-7.30pm. Following the talk, in-person delegates are welcome to join us for tea/coffee and networking.

Please note that in-person tickets are limited to 40 people and will be issued on a first come first served basis.


Event details

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26 April 2024

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No.17 Boswall Road

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Wednesday 24 April

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