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Take part in Voluntary Arts Week, 6–15 May

Voluntary Arts Week runs from 6 to 15 May 2016. To organise, list or find an event...

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E.gress: a touring film focused on dementia, Sligo - 3 March–28 April

E.gress explores how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to a changing world. Produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland, the film is currently touring Ireland supported by an Arts Council Touring Award and will be exhibited at The Model, Sligo from 3 March – 28 April 2016.

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Shape Arts 40th Anniversary benefit & auction, London - 24 Feb–16 March

Shape Arts is marking its 40th anniversary with a benefit auction and exhibition at its gallery in Stratford, London featuring 25 works by artists including Bedwyr Williams, Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller, and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

The benefit auction will run from 2 to 16 March 2016, with an accompanying exhibition at Shape Arts Gallery from 24 February to 16 March.

Proceeds will support Shape Arts’ work in pushing for a more inclusive and accessible arts sector for disabled people.

Beyond Limits, Crossing Borders – 22-24 April 2016

Stirling University’s Dementia Centre is running a free residential weekend for artists interested in responding to dementia. The weekend will take place in Derry/Londonderry and some expenses will be covered.

The aim of the weekend is to offer participants a chance to explore their own creative practice as individuals and also to provide a collaborative and stimulating environment which supports new work. The hope is that it will also offer ways of connecting work to the public in the following months across the UK.

Arts in Criminal Justice Annual Meeting - 3 March 2016

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice will be holding its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday 3rd March from 2pm in central London.

The event is an opportunity to discuss trends in arts and criminal justice and to hear about the National Alliance’s current work and plans for the future, as well as take part in their annual Steering Group elections.


Get Creative Networking – 12 February 2016

What Next? And the BBC is organising a series of events to help organisations find out more about the Get Creative campaign and Get Creative Day.

Singing and wellbeing research launch – 9 December 2015

Kent County Council and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health are hosting a formal launch of research into group singing and mental health.

Mad poets speak – 21 November 2015

A free monthly open-mic spoken word event for people who have experienced mental distress directly, or indirectly, in whatever form.

Whether you write poems, prose, scribble your thoughts on napkins or just want to read others’ poems that resonate with you, your voice is welcome. You do not need to be an established writer or performer, just simply someone with something to say.


Arts and Health – Check Up, Check In – 29 January 2016

Arts and Health- Check Up, Check In, a networking event for arts and health care practitioners and artists who work in healthcare settings taking place in Dublin next year.


Mental Fight Club's Annual General Meeting – 30 September 2015

Mental Fight Club is the charity that runs The Dragon Café – all are invited to its first annual general meeting.  

This is to be held on Wednesday 30th September 5.30pm - 6.30pm at
Blackfriars Settlement
1 Rushworth St, 
London SE1 0RB


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