People who go to concerts live longer than those who don't. Researchers looked at 6,700 British people for 15 years to see how often they went out. The over-50s who went to concerts were 30 per cent less likely to die early. They could live longer by going to galleries, museums, musicals, and the opera, and have fun.
People need money to go to concerts. Over 40 per cent of the poorest people never experience art. The researchers said it is important to find new things that change our health. The arts could help things like mental health, ageing and loneliness. The UK will use the arts to improve people's health.