Arts Tonight Monday 17 June: arts and health
"Sometimes the patient cures the society." Tonight, a space for arts in hospitals and healthcare. We report on the Cloudlands project, currently taking place in hospitals in Dublin, Cork and Galway, with artists Rachel Tynan and Mark Storer, participant Sarah Dyar and her father Ciaran Dyar, Temple Street Children’s Hospital play specialist Julie Collins, and Helene Hugel, director of the arts and health organisation Helium. We also hear from artists Denis Roche and Brian Maguire on their recent collaborative project, Panachea, with people using the mental health services in Carlow, and discuss wider questions of arts and health with Mary Grehan of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, and Dublin GP, Dr Austin O’Carroll.