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17th -18th April 2019 at Newman University Birmingham

17th April 11am-7pm

18th April 9:30am-5:30pm

The Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CADLab) at Newman University Birmingham in collaboration with the UNIMA Research Commission and the UNIMA Commission for Education, Development and Therapy are delighted to announce a 2-day symposium exploring ways of training professional performers and health practitioners in approaches, techniques and embodied empathic relationships between performers, puppets, healthcare professionals and audiences.

Download the Programme

Download booklet containing abstracts & bios of presenters

Conference costs:

Standard ticket - £50

Concession ticket (Student/Unwaged) - £25

Paper presentation via Skype connection - £50, concession - £25

The fee includes a 2-day attendance, coffee/tea and a buffet of light snacks on both days. Accommodation is NOT included in the fee. Accommodation is available on campus at a cost of £30 per night (room only basis with use of kitchen facilities). This can be booked with your conference ticket and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. We have 30 rooms available. Alternative accommodation can be found in Birmingham city centre or nearby Harborne town, both accessible by public transport.  Delegates will need to book this type of accommodation independently.

A dinner/social evening is being arranged for 17th April. The cost is not included in ticket price and will be payable on the night. Please indicate when booking your conference ticket whether you would like us to reserve you a place at the dinner.

Image credit: Dr Emma Fisher's Practice based research "Pupa" photo taken by Emma Mac ceramic puppet made in collaboration with Sheila Stone.



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