This is the transcript of my talk entitled Cultural Democracy, Community Development and the Old/New Normal which I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to present at the  Imagine Belfast  Festival on 28th March 2021. It’s about re-enchanting our art, cultures and everyday lives.

Sheelagh Colcough, David Boyd, Conor Shields and I had a great conversation after the talk which could have gone on a lot longer.

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A GUEST BLOG BY DR FRANCES WILLIAMS

This guest post by Dr Frances Williams argues that the field of Arts in Health needs safe spaces and new platforms for critical reflection and democratic decision making, particularly when faced with a seemingly rising tide of privatisation of public services.

Dr Frances Williams completed her Phd on the topic of arts, health and devolution at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019.

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