Professor’s Public Health Plea at Barry Arts Festival

Barry Arts Festival’s third event of 2018 was a great success with Baroness Ilora Finlay, Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University, speaking to guests and residents at Broad Street’s Golau Caredig.

Baroness Finlay’s wide-ranging talk touched on many subjects, including the recent scandal at Gosport Hospital about the use of powerful painkillers, the impact of bereavement upon children and schools, and the impact of poor diet and poverty upon obesity and public health.

Barry Arts Festival organiser, Dot Connell, said:

“We were delighted that Baroness Finlay was able to speak to us on so many different issues and take questions from the audience.

“As a non-party member of the House of Lords, Baroness Finlay has been instrumental in many public health campaigns, including the indoor smoking ban, and her passion for helping people was clear.

“Barry Arts Festival would like to thank Barry Town Council and Newydd Housing Association for their continued support for the Festival, now in its seventh year, and also Golau Caredig for hosting our event.”

The next Barry Arts Festival event is a performance of Gypsy Jazz by the Paulus Schafer Trio at Barry West End on Friday 13th July 2018. Doors 7pm. Tickets £10, available from Mike Duggan on 07561 143114 or

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