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What motivates women to take part in physical activity?

The event, entitled ‘Across the Tamar’, aims to communicate through an arts-based performance some of the findings from a Women’s Sports Foundation-commissioned study that examined the physical activity levels of older women living in Cornwall.

The event, led by Dr Kitrina Douglas from Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences and Dr David Carless from Leeds Metropolitan University, will provide an alternative representations of research findings, in the form of poems, songs, and stories of the meaning, value, and place of physical activity in older women’s lives and explore what physical activity means for women across the life span.

The event is part of the University of Bristol’s Thinking Futures Festival (Saturday 2 – Saturday 9 November) looking at how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy, with a wide variety of events taking place across Bristol and beyond. 

The event is held on Saturday 2 November 2013 from 6.30 to 8.30 pm at the Pavilion, John Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7BX.  No booking is required. For enquiries and any specific access requirements please contact [email protected]

Further information:

One of the songs from the research study is available to view on Youtube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuUFDMLGfiE

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