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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.

Creative Ageing – 13 February 2018

This full day seminar in Liverpool will explore different approaches to designing and delivering first class participatory arts and cultural activities for older people.

The seminar aspires to ensure participants understand the essential components of developing and delivering successful creative projects with older people along with the challenges of delivering high-quality creative ageing projects.

£70 – Individual Freelancer

£100 – Representing charity/non profit

Feeling at Home – 19 February 2018 and 13 March 2018

The Geffrye Museum is running a free training day for group leaders, activity coordinators, volunteers and others working with older people in the London area.

The day aims to inspire participants with a mix of practical activity, discussion and sharing ideas together. Limited places available. Booking in advance is essential. Places are free.

Arts in health showcase – 19 April 2018

An arts in health conference and showcase at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama will examine how the arts can contribute to current health priorities.

Organised by Aesop Arts and Society, the day will include the world première of music involving care home residents and staff, strategy inspiration from health and arts leaders and the announcement of Aesop initiatives to help bring the arts into the health mainstream.

Tickets cost £85 - £101

CoolTan open afternoon – 24 January 2018

Arts and mental health organisation CoolTan Arts hosts monthly Open Afternoons on the third Wednesday of each month at its South London base.

The monthly Open Afternoons give people the chance to find out more about how the organisation supports adults experiencing mental ill health.


4pm Refreshments and presentations
4.15pm Tour of our workshop
4.30pm Mini workshop
5.30 Any questions and refreshments
6pm Close


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