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Enhancing lives through Arts in Health Care - Cocktail Celebration

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The Arts Health Institute invites you to a cocktail celebration with surprise performances in honour of the art, humour and life’s work of Jean-Paul Bell, a gifted performer and “humourmanitarian”, as he moves on from his role as Creative Director of the Arts Health Institute and steps back into the world of comedy and mime.

Join us for an inspirational evening reflecting on the legacy of Jean-Paul Bell's efforts to enhance quality of life by introducing art into health care settings.

Reflections on the legacy of Jean-Paul’s work will be from Jack Thompson AO and Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low.


Date: 3rd November 2017

Place: Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Time: 6pm - 9pm, canapés and drinks

Cost: $85 - cost is inclusive of canapés and drinks, with remaining proceeds for Arts Health Institute programs and innovation development

RSVP: 27th October 2017.


Jean-Paul Bell

Renowned as a ‘humour-manitarian’, Jean-Paul Bell touches the hearts of the sick and frail, bringing laughter and playfulness to people when they need it most. A professional actor and comedian for more than 45 years, Jean-Paul created the Humour Foundation and the Clown Doctor program in 1996 to introduce humour therapy into every children’s hospital in Australia. As the co-founder and creative director of the Arts Health Institute, Jean-Paul helps elderly people, particularly those suffering with dementia, to laugh. Jean-Paul has influenced thousands of aged care staff, hundreds of artists and many families who witness the joy of meaningful connection through his humour and compassion. Author of Laughter is the Best Medicine and a prolific performer, Jean-Paul has taken his physical comedy to war-torn countries like Afghanistan and East Timor and has encouraged more than one million school children to learn and laugh through decades of touring schools. A quiet achiever, Jean-Paul has dedicated his life and his talents to serving others.

Jack Thompson AM

Actor and living legend Jack Thompson has spent his career bringing Australian and international stories to life on stage and screen. Over the past four decades, he’s been inhabited by characters from seminal Australian films including Breaker Morant, The Man From Snowy River, Wake In Fright, Sunday Too Far Away and the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia. Jack's most current film is an Australian drama Don't Tell, being screened in cinemas nationally. Jack is also probably the only person to have a top 10 hit for a CD reciting Banjo Patterson poetry.

His services to storytelling via Australian films earned him membership to the Order of Australia in 1986. It has also won him the Best Actor prize at the AFI Awards, Best Supporting Actor at Cannes and earned him the Inside Film Living Legend Award.

Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low

Lee-Fay is Associate Professor in Ageing and Health at the University of Sydney. She is a psychologist with a love for our elders, her research reflects her beliefs that age is no barrier to life. She has 100 publications in the area of ageing and dementia, including the book ‘Live and Laugh with Dementia’.

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