‘Beyond Words’ was a 2 year research project between Plymouth Music Zone and Plymouth University Institute of Education, with Professor Jocey Quinn as Principal Investigator and Claudia Blandon as Research Assistant.

The project was one of only eight national projects funded by the Arts Council England Research Grants programme in 2015 and an international conference took place on 14th and 15th March 2017.

Beyond Words focused on how the arts use the unspoken and how those who face problems communicating with words (such as those with dementia, stroke, autism and learning difficulties) are valued and included across communities.

    • Click here to read University of Plymouth media release launching the final research report, 15 June 2017
    • Click here for further information about the conference held 14/15 March 2017.
    • Click here for University of Plymouth news article after the conference.