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Call for Papers for Australian Arts and Health Conference

The Third Annual International Arts and Health Conference will take place from 14 – 18 November 2011 at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The deadline for papers to be presented to the conference is 29th July.

w: www.artsandhealth.org/

Paintings in Hospitals Summer Exhibition, Art in Large Doses - 27 July to 12 August

Exhibition at the Menier Gallery showcasing works from Paintings in Hospitals’ London Collection.

The exhibition aims to show how this 52 year-old charity continues to challenge ideas about what kind of artwork is suitable for healthcare sites with its collection of bold and contemporary works by well-known artists.

Alight at the RA – London – 15 August & 19 September

People with dementia and Alzheimer’s and their carers or family members are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with Kate Horbury and Harry Baxter, while looking at artworks from the Permanent Collections and exploring some objects from a tailor made multi-sensory handling collection.

11am – 12.30pm; £3; in the Fine Rooms.

w: www.royalacademy.org.uk/education/access-and-communities

Capital Age Festival 2011 – London – 10 July

Capital Age Festival is a cultural festival celebrating older artists.

The 2011 Capital Age Festival will take place at Bernie Spain Gardens as part of Coin Street Festival. The event will feature a wide range of activities and entertainment including live music, street theatre, information stalls and a popular tea tent. The event is free and open to all.

BBC announces UK-wide 'Music Nation' celebration

The BBC has announced a nationwide celebration of the UK’s orchestras and live music to take place in March 2012. The ‘Music Nation’ festival will take place over one weekend and will include concerts, workshops and community projects in 45 venues from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall.

“Music Nation will showcase the hugely important role that orchestras, choirs and venues play in communities,” says Tim Davie, director of BBC Audio & Music.

The festival will take place 3-4 March 2012 and is part of the countdown to London 2012, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad.

CoolTan Arts and two long-term volunteers receive Southwark Civic Awards

CoolTan Arts and two of their volunteers won Southwark Civic Awards and were recognised for their contribution to the local community and life of the borough at a ceremony on 7 May.

Richard Muzira, volunteer film maker and video editor has produced podcasts, films, contributed to the development of CoolTan Arts’ website, and helps with CoolTan Arts’ various public events and activities. He says: “The Civic Award is a testimonial to how CoolTan Arts has helped me stabilise my mental health state through productive social interaction.”


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