LAHF news

LAHF Open Event

On 3rd July, LAHF is opening its doors to share our plans for the next couple of years and to invite you to tell us how you think we can best support your work. Every year we run a survey to invite input and suggestions.

Creativity and Wellbeing publicity

Thousands of brochures and postcards are currently being distributed to promote events in Creativity and Wellbeing Week and Creativity and Wellbeing Plus. All event organisers should now be receiving promotional material and we are managing a range of other distribution and press promotion.

Creativity and Wellbeing Plus

This year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 2nd-11th June in London but events are happening around the country and through the summer as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Plus. These events include seminars and discussions, lectures and tours.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week closing event

LAHF is delighted to announce that the closing event for this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week will bring together celebrated novelist and journalist Lionel Shriver and ethicist Deborah Bowman to explore the connections between creativity and wellbeing in a fascinating evening drawing together the worlds of health and the arts with conversation and read

Art and physical activity

We are seeking examples of good practice in the use of the arts to engage people with physical activity. LAHF has been commissioned by Public Health England to explore the ways in which the arts can increase physical activity and can move individuals from inactivity into regular activity.

Research enquiry

The National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing and the UK Arts and Health Research Network have responded to the Arts Council Cultural Value report - http://www.lahf.org.uk/arts-council-review-cultural-value, by calling for additional evidence which supports the impact of the arts on health.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2 June 2014 – 10 June 2014

Thanks to everyone who has entered events for Creativity and Wellbeing Week. We are currently processing all the events and will shortly produce a brochure to promote the week. It certainly looks like this will be the biggest week ever with well over 150 London events alone.

New Trustees

LAHF is pleased to announce that three new trustees have joined the organisation’s board of Directors. Dr Alice Lomax is Acting Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at West London Mental Health NHS Trust and one of the founders of the Medical Film Festival MedFest.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week – deadline extension

Due to extensive demand, the deadline for inclusion in the Creativity and Wellbeing Week brochure has been extended to 7th April 2014. Arts and health events can be entered for inclusion in the Week via the website w: www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk.

Parliamentary arts and health activity

The officers of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing have met to co-ordinate activity for the group. Among the group’s objectives is the ambition to integrate arts and health into the manifestos of each of the main political parties.

Creativity and Wellbeing Plus

Creativity and Wellbeing Plus is a new initiative jointly developed by London Arts in Health Forum and the National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing. It aims to build on the success of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week by offering events to showcase the breadth and excellence of arts in health activity from right across England.

Deadline for Creativity and Wellbeing Week – 31 March 2014

The deadline for Creativity and Wellbeing Week is fast approaching. In order to properly promote events in the week, we are planning to produce a brochure listing events.

Development Manager appointed

LAHF has appointed a new Development Manager to help shape and deliver new projects. Esther Fox will be working with LAHF part time and joins LAHF’s Director, Damian Hebron and Administrator, Neil Parker. Esther is an experienced arts project manager and led the successful Paralympic Inspired 2012 Legacy Programme – Accentuate.

National Alliance news

The new All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing met in January. The minutes from its meeting are now available on the website of the National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing.

w: http://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/all-party-parliamentary-group

New Parliamentary Group for Arts and Health

The new All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing formally met for the first time earlier this month and agreed to formally establish and to plan a series of meetings over the next eighteen months.

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