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Prue Thimbleby

Arts in Health Co-ordinator, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Prue Thimbleby has worked in Participatory Arts for over twenty years.

She now works as Arts in Health co-ordinator for ABM University Health Board where she leads a small Arts team. The job involves everything from making videos with patients so they can tell their stories, to setting up music performances, to facilitating an Artist in Residence programme and raising the funds to make it all happen.

Prue is also a sculptural basketmaker and storyteller and works freelance as a mentor for the Age Cymru cARTrefu project.

Prue’s Arts projects have ranged from setting up Swansea Digital Storytelling in Communities First regeneration areas to being Artistic Director for one of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad projects. In 2012 she was appointed as Art in Health Co-ordinator for ABMU Health Board.

See a copy of Prue Thimbleby's presentation to the Good Health Wales Symposium: Art of Healthcare.

The Storytelling for Health International Conferenceorganised by Prue and the team at Arts in Health Wales will be hosted at venues throughout Swansea, including UWTSD, between 15-17 June 2017.  
For more information, please see the Arts in Health Wales website.