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Singing for Better Breathing launch, London – 6 June 2017

1300-1500, 6 June 2017

Launch of the final report and documentary film of the Singing for Better Breathing project.

Royal Festival Hall, Level Five function room

RSVP to Di White, adminstrator, Sidney De Haan Research Centre:

t: 01303 220870

BLACK Artists Directory and networking events – 1 and 28 April 2017

The Women’s Community Forum is collating a directory of UK’s black, asian, ethnic minority, and refugee artists for inclusion in the re-designed Women’s Community Forum website, to strengthen and raise the profile of the community of black artists.

The WCF is also organising opportunities for black creatives and artists to attend networking events, bringing together black, asian, minority ethnic and refugee artists from across the UK.

Open day for the QMUL MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health – 22 March 2017

The MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health is jointly run by the Centre for Psychiatry and the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University London, and offers an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and research, with a particular emphasis on theatre and performance in the creative arts.

22 March 2017 15:30-18:30

Cost: Free

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance annual meeting, London - 1 March 2017

The NCJAA annual meeting provides an opportunity for members to come together, learn about the current policy landscape and share good practice in arts and criminal justice. The NCJAA will also elect a new Steering Group to support the work of the Alliance and establish new priorities for the coming year.

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Free arts and crafts session for adults with learning difficulties, Kentish Town - 31 January 2017

31 January 2017, 6.30-8.30pm at 60 Homes Rd., Kentish Town, London. 

Westmister Kingsway College's Adult and Community Learning programme is offering a free Chinese arts and crafts session to celebrate the Chinese New Year, for adults (19yrs +) with learning difficulties / disabilities and their carers.  

To book, or find out more, please telephone 020 7485 8177.


New tea dances from Akademi, Chingford and Leyton – from 25 January 2017

Akademi are hosting a new series of monthly tea dances throughout 2017 supported by Waltham Forest Culture, with opportunities to work with professional dancers and dance to Quadrille, Bollywood, Salsa, Lindy Hop and more.

Cost: £5. Free to carers.

Chingford: Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, E4 7EN. Every last Wednesday of the month: 25 Jan, 22 Feb, 29 Mar etc. In April the tea dance will take place on the 19th instead of the 26th.

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. It is possible to create groups of activity so perhaps organisations working in arts and health will encourage participants and staff to join in.

Quality improvement sprint – 12 April 2017

Imperial College Healthcare Trust has launched a new series of Imperial Quality Improvement (iQI) Sprints to tackle problems faced by healthcare workers. The events bring together designers, staff, patients and the public to collectively design health solutions.

The No Panic Book of Not Panicking - 1 December 2016

Literature organisation Apples and Snakes is staging an evening to celebrate a new publication sharing the personal experiences of people struggling with panic and anxiety with practical and creative strategies for ways of coping, along with poems and stories about attitudes towards mental health.

Cultural participation and its effects on wellbeing and health - 22 November 2016

The Royal Society for Public Health is holding a webinar to look at evidence from Norway and Australia on the impact of culture on mental health.

Speakers: Odd Håpnes Norwegian Resource Centre for Arts and Health, Dr Christina Davies School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Chair: Nick Ewbank Nick Ewbank Associates / Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

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