Palliative Arts No.17 Talks

Palliative Arts No.17 Talks

Palliative Arts No.17 Talks

“Once upon a time…” The power of story when facing death. By Peter Darby-Knight

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

Peter Darby-Knight is a dramatherapist and eco-therapist and part of the clinical team for We Hear You, a charity based in Somerset supporting people affected by cancer and other life-threatening conditions. In addition to offering dramatherapy at We Hear You, Peter has also co-facilitated the charity’s nature-based course, WHYoutdoors, a six-week programme for groups of people either living with and beyond cancer, or for those who are bereaved. Peter has offered nature-based work and dramatherapy in a variety of settings. This has included supporting individuals and groups within the NHS adult mental health service, vulnerable children and young people in schools and care homes, and adults with complex learning disabilities. In addition to their work with We Hear You, Peter also supervises counsellors and therapists working for Off The Record, a charity supporting young people aged 10 to 25 with their emotional health and well-being. 

This talk will explore the inherent value of story when people are faced with a potentially terminal diagnosis and are unable to fully voice their own thoughts and feelings. The talk focuses on Peter’s work with We Hear You, and will include their own personal recollections, case studies from their dramatherapy and eco-therapy practice, as well as quantitative and qualitative data gathered from clients over a period of five years. There will also be the opportunity for those attending the talk to creatively consider what stories are important to themselves as they reflect on their lives.

Places are limited to 40 in-person and 100 online participants and registration will close on 13 October 2024 at midnight.  In-person tickets include tea/coffee.

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18 October 2024

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No.17 Boswall Road

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13th October

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