(B2) Credit; working with theatre makers to mobilise knowledge and stimulate debate

“The arts allow us to access a range of emotions, including anguish, crisis and pain, which can serve as a preferable alternative to being sedated” (APPG report on Arts for Health 2017:21).
Using a film extract from ‘Credit’, a co-produced play about the impact of Universal Credit, drawing on research undertaken in North East England, the audience will hear about the setbacks and successes of using theatre to challenge ideas and stimulate debate about the future of the welfare system.
All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts for Health (2nd edition July 2017) Creative health; the arts for health and wellbeing, London.