Scott Thurston

Book launch for Scott Thurston’s Turning

Scott Thurston will be launching his selected poems Turning (Shearsman) at the New Adelphi Studio on Tuesday 27th February at 6pm. Here’s the book’s cover endorsement by Robert Sheppard: Thurston’s poems always danced, as the early writings here demonstrate, in line and spacing, long before dance as a practice became his poetic focus and his

Arts for the Blues in the news

Arts for the Blues has had some great press coverage in recent weeks, including an appearance of Prof Scott Thurston on That’s TV: Please see the links below for further coverage in print media:

Arts for the Blues wins new AHRC grant funding

Arts for the Blues, an evidenced-based creative psychological therapy developed by Prof Scott Thurston as a collaborative partnership between the University of Salford and Edge Hill University, has been awarded £50,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) package. The two-day course, supported by a website and

Arts for the Blues at the American Psychological Association Convention in Washington DC

Prof Scott Thurston and colleagues Dr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston (Salford, Health and Society) and Prof Vicky Karkou (Edge Hill) of the Arts for the Blues team recently presented at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual convention held in Washington DC on 2-6 August. Arts for the Blues was featured twice, amongst the 2000+ presentations in this

Launch of Leanne Bridgewater’s adDictionary in Coventry

On Saturday 15 July, Scott Thurston held an event at The Tin Arts and Music venue in Coventry to celebrate the publication of Leanne Bridgewater’s (1989-2019) adDictionary – an experimental dictionary featuring 12,000 new words, each with their own definitions. This book started life as Leanne’s Masters thesis at Salford from where she graduated in

Together Un/Tethered: a new performance from Arts for the Blues

Scott Thurston and the team behind Arts for the Blues have premiered a new performance which will tour England’s North-west this Summer in collaboration with Liverpool Lighthouse. Together Un/Tethered is an immersive performance interweaving movement, spoken word, innovative soundscape, projection and live cellist exploring themes of separation, connection, new possibilities and understanding. Inspired by the

New publication for Arts for the Blues

We are delighted to announce the latest publication from the Arts for the Blues team, in the Journal of Applied Arts and Health. The abstract of the piece, entitled ‘Dancing the Blues: An interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and therapists’, is as follows: Creative practice differs widely across the contexts of artistic performance and therapy. In

Award for Arts for the Blues presentation

Prof Scott Thurston and the Arts for the Blues team, comprised of researchers at the University of Salford and Edge Hill University, were delighted to receive an award for their presentation to the Fifth International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy which took place in June. The presentation team, including Kathleen Kwakye-Donkor, Joanna Leather, Vicky

New Book from Scott Thurston

Scott Thurston has published a new book of poems with Beir Bua Press, based in Co. Tipperary. Terraces: a choreography, is a sequence of eighty prose poems which continue Scott’s long-standing exploration of embodied movement experiences through poetic language. Scott has realised several of the poems in the book as choreographic performances in which he