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Exploring health and well-being as a UK Black creative

Sobers, Shawn


Shawn Sobers


In an arts career spanning 30 years, Shawn has focussed on health and wellbeing in a range of his creative works in various mediums including film, photography, fiction and non-fiction writing, and also as a workshop and events facilitator. Although health was not a specific specialist focus of his career direction, he has found the topic recur throughout his career, making work on conditions including Parkinson's disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Sickle Cell Anaemia, and mental health. In this session Shawn will share some of the learnings and thoughts from these projects, and discuss how health narratives have become more of a focused interest in recent years. In the second part of the session, Shawn will facilitate a practical workshop supporting participants to engage in some creative practice wellbeing activities.


Sobers, S. (2022, June). Exploring health and well-being as a UK Black creative. Presented at Black Health and the Humanities, MShed and Bristol University

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name Black Health and the Humanities
Conference Location MShed and Bristol University
Start Date Jun 15, 2022
End Date Jun 17, 2022
Deposit Date Jul 8, 2022
Keywords black health, wellbeing, research, practice, methodologies
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