LAHF news

Everyday Creativity - January Challenge

LAHF is supporting the campaign organised by arts organisation 64 million artists to get people trying out creative activities every day in January. LAHF staff and trustees are signing up and we hope that as many people working in arts and health will join the challenge.

Creativity and Wellbeing 2017

Next year will see the sixth annual festival of arts and health Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The week will take place from 12th-18th June with events in London and further afield. Plans are developing for the festival and we would like to encourage organisations to start thinking about how they will be involved.

New Trustees

LAHF is delighted to announce three new trustees have joined its board of directors.

Festival co-ordinator - deadline 31 October 2016

LAHF is recruiting a Festival Co-ordinator to support the delivery of next year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week.

Creativity and Wellbeing festival complete

The fifth Creativity and Wellbeing festival was the biggest and best yet with over 200 events and thousands of participants. Plans are now being developed for 2017 when Creativity and Wellbeing will take place from 12-18 June - start planning your events now!

Annual survey

Every year we survey our subscribers to get your views on the newsletter, on LAHF’s work and also on the general state of arts and health. This is a really important tool for us in responding to feedback and in campaigning on behalf of those working in the field.

Creativity and Wellbeing is next week!

The annual festival of arts and health, Creativity and Wellbeing is next week. Hundreds of events showcasing different connections between culture and health are on offer. We hope that lots of people will get involved and take part in events.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is coming!

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is nearly upon us. There are hundreds of events taking place in London and around the country from 13 June to 19 June with a huge range of opportunities to hear about and take part in activity around health, wellbeing and the arts.

Training for clinicians - 30 June 2016

LAHF is offering a short introductory course for doctors, allied health professionals and nurses interested in learning more about the potential of the arts to impact on health.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week deadline this Friday! - 11 March 2016

The deadline for including events in the Creativity and Wellbeing publicity material is this Friday 11 March.

Andrew Potter

It is with great sadness that we report the death of LAHF’s Chair of Trustees, Andrew Potter. Andrew joined the LAHF board in June 2011 and very quickly made a hugely positive impact on the organisation’s structure and governance.

Developing the field

Over the next few months, LAHF is planning a series of roundtable discussions to explore specific areas of interest in arts and health to bring together people working in particular aspects of practice. The aim is to share knowledge and learning and to look at the ways LAHF can support those working in specialised spheres within the field of arts, health and wellbeing.

Deadline for Creativity and Wellbeing Week approaching

The deadline for events to be included in this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week is 11 March 2016. Events are currently being added to Creativity and Wellbeing all the time and this year looks set to include loads of events across London and further afield as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Plus.

Reaching out

LAHF is celebrating three milestones achieved over the past few weeks.

New quarterly update from National Alliance for Arts, Health & Wellbeing

The first of what will be quarterly updates to provide information about what the National Alliance has been doing, and recent developments in the field of arts, health and wellbeing nationally is available on the National Alliance for Arts, Health & Wellbeing site now.

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