Everyman Theatre exterior, Liverpool

Recovery and the Arts Conference

The conference is organised by the Faculty of Science at Liverpool John Moores University took place in the Everyman Theatre on 3 September 2019.

To kick-start National Recovery Month 2019, our conference profiled the fantastic work of the UK arts-based recovery community.

The conference provided a platform for community arts-based projects to display latest work enabling those in recovery from drugs and alcohol, to share their experiences of art-based recovery; as well as academics who presented and discussed their research. The conference served as a valuable knowledge exchange opportunity, and provided an opportunity for delegates to identify ‘gaps and needs’ in the arts-based recovery community

Everyman Theatre

Conference broacher 

Catch up on the conference and take a look at our speaker's presentations: 

Stephanie Kewley - The role of community theatre in the process of recovery 

Cath Sloan - Life living 

Lorraine Fear - Creativity and recovery at The Spider Project 

Lyndsey Wilson-Hague - The Together Project, Phoenix Futures Scotland 

Nicola Hollinshead - Recoverist theatre 

Sara Baldwin - Our space

Sophie Wildson - BDP recovery and the arts 

Zoe Zontou - The politics of representation in applied performance 

You can view one of our theatre productions 'Fallen Angels' below:


Contact us

For all further conference enquiries please get in touch with us: recoveryandthearts@ljmu.ac.uk