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#Creative Network, Voluntary Arts – currently running daily

Voluntary Arts has launched a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity who would welcome the opportunity to talk to others about dealing with the current situation folowing the coronavirus outbreak, the challenges of working from home and what we can do together to make the most of difficult circumstances. The Zoom gathering takes place 9.30-10.30 each morning.

Further information can be found here

 

Create to Connect, 64 Million Artists – currently running until 3 April 2020

64 Million Artists are running daily creative challenges to bring people together virtually during the coronavirus outbreak.

The challenges can be used with friends, family, in school or community groups, or for workmates working from home.

The challenges aim to promote sticking together, having some fun, and creating to connect.

Sign up here

 

Social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia, Tate Exchange – 8 January 2020

Arts 4 Dementia, in association with Alzheimer’s Society, NHS England and NHS Improvement, invite you to the launch of “D-IAGNOSIS!” by the art activist Jane Frere to spearhead a campaign to reduce the trauma of a diagnosis of dementia.

Bethlem Art Fair – until 20 December 2019

This year celebrates Bethlem Gallery’s 11th annual open exhibition showcasing work by over 80 artists connected to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Every year the fair offers a stunning variety of paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture for sale at affordable prices. Visit for festivities and mince pies, and treat yourself and your loved ones from a selection of hand made art, gifts, and cards. The gallery is open from Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm and the first and last Saturday of the month 10am-5pm.

The Slow Gif Movement Launch - 15 August

Award-winning artist Rhiannon Armstrong brings hers and others’ lived experience of neurodiversity to an understanding of how GIF culture is currently increasing the hostility of online space. The Slow GIF Movement seeks to rectify that with the creation of calming, gently looping GIFs and an invitation to others to take up the cause. 
 

Symposium, Move Dance Feel - 5 April 2019

An evening of celebration to reflect on the success of the Move, Dance, Feel programme. Highlighting the benefits of dance for women with cancer. The event includes a film, presentations and an exhibition. Event 5- 8 April 2019 Maggi's Barts, St Bartholomews Hospital, London EC1A 7BE 

 It is free to attend but please register at movedancefeel@gmail.com 

Sign up to 64 Million Artists' January Challenge

Each day in January 64 Million Artists will send out a short creative challenge which takes 5 or 10 minutes to complete. Last year 7,500 people signed up. "This is time to do, think and share independently and as part of a growing network of creative Challengers."

See images from last year's January Challenge

Sign up here

Two poetry workshops with Charmaine Pollard, London – 19 & 27 October 2018

Writing, Coffee & Conversation

When: Friday 19 October 2018 - 11-1.30pm

Cost: £20

Where: Southbank Centre, London

The emphasis of this group, led by poetry therapist Charmaine Pollard, is on self-discovery and self-improvement - no prior experience or knowledge of writing poetry is required.

"We meet at selected bespoke cafés and places of interest throughout Central London. We use the venues to start us off and inspire our writing."

Activating Communities for Health: London, Warrington and Cardiff – 4, 9 & 23 October 2018

Spice is hosting three events to explore community participation and resilience in the voluntary sector, in relation to public health strategies to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

4 October, Activating Communities for Health (London), 5.30-8pm

MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health

Queen Mary’s London and the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine's Centre for Psychiatry are offering a new MA reflecting critically on the ways in which art and performance can be used to investigate and to engage the public with experiences of mental health and the mental health system.

It is an attempt to offer a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to exploring mental health. You will engage with the history, theory, and practice of performance in relation to all aspects of mental health care practices in national and international contexts.

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