Building a Healthy City

Joy Carey, Mark Drane, Elaine Flint, David Relph, Simon Roberts, Ellie Shipman and Robert Woolley

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This event is fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact Watershed Box Office.

What are the existing programmes for change to make Bristol a healthy city and how effective are they? A series of short presentations will highlight local projects and programmes of work that are creating a healthier and more environmentally sustainable future city. The speakers examine elements of change already manifesting in the city and ask why it matters, where it could lead and what purpose and values are needed to foster it.

Joy Carey (local food systems consultant and director of Bristol Food Network) explores Bristol’s food journey and approaches to transforming city food culture; Elaine Flint (chief executive of Wellspring Healthy Living Centre) and Ellie Shipman (Elizabeth Blackwell Institute) talk about what has been learnt from their recent Healthy City Week Fun Palace programme, which aims to put culture and health at the heart of every community; Simon Roberts (chief executive of Centre for Sustainable Energy) discusses tackling cold homes and energy for better health; Mark Drane (architect and Studio Principal with IBI Group) shares insights from his work on designing in wellbeing to new communities; and Robert Woolley (chief executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust) speaks on the topic of NHS and change. The event will be chaired by David Relph (director of Bristol Health Partners).

The event is a follow-on from Healthy City Week 2017 (Sat 7 – Sat 14 October), an annual programme of activities exploring well-being that doesn’t cost the earth. Healthy City Week is formed by its contributors, delivered by Bristol Green Capital Partnership and supported by Bristol Health Partners.


Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00. Please contact Watershed to be added to the waiting list.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seat as we will be admitting anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats five minutes before start.

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