Swansea International Festival

Music & Mental Health: A talk by Stephen Johnson

Tuesday 3 October, 7.30pm

Volcano Theatre, 27 – 29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG

Part of Morriston Music Week, organised in conjunction with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board.

Drawing on extracts from his forthcoming book about music and mental health, How Shostakovich Changed my Mind, Stephen Johnson – broadcaster, composer, and writer – examines the role that music can play in offering respite from mental illnesses. Stephen Johnson has spent a life working in music and has documented his own episodes with depression: so this talk brings a unique, fascinating mix of scholarly expertise and personal experience to a subject about which we should all know more.

See more of what Stephen will talk about at


Stephen Johnson