Weston Arts + Health Week

The Weston Arts + Health Week offered a host of free events and creative activities between Saturday 18 and Sunday 26 September 2021. The pioneering programme provided time and space to reflect, as well as many shared opportunities to boost the health and wellbeing of people taking part. The full programme can now be found here:  www.cultureweston.org.uk.

During the nine-day event, In Memoriam and its stunning coastal backdrop was the setting for a series of immersive performances, including a fire-lit NHS procession and the soothing sounds of Costanzi Consort chamber choir on the opening weekend to a festival finale filled with dance, poetry and song.

The premiere of a new dance commission, created and performed amongst the flags by the internationally renowned ‘Studio Wayne McGregor’, alongside dance students from Weston College took place on Friday 24 September in front of a mesmerised audience and to the haunting soundtrack ‘A Moment in Time’, composed by Dan Jones and featuring amongst the talent, Massive Attack and Portishead. An inspiring light installation ‘Recovery Poems’ by Emergency Exit Arts gave pause for thought as people stopped to reflect upon the emotive words.