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Barking and Dagenham creative networking – 12 December 2014

Creative Barking and Dagenham is hosting its first creative networking event this Friday.

This is the first of what will become a monthly opportunity to connect with other people based in the borough engaged in cultural activity. The event will be held at Studio 3 Arts in Barking, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Made in Mind – 5 September 2014

Made In Mind is an evening of performance, film, music and mayhem in aid of Mind at The Warehouse, Waterloo.  Curated by Emma O'Rourke and Elizabeth Holly Hurt; the event aims to mark the start of a collaboration between the two to promote wellbeing through a series of pop-up events from Leeds to London.

CoolTan Arts Annual Sponsored Walk – 11 October 2014

Join arts and mental health charity CoolTan Arts on a fun guided walk through London's history, as they use creativity and humour to celebrate World Mental Health Day, challenge stigma and raise much needed funds. All money raised will enable CoolTan Arts to continue transforming the lives of people with mental distress, despite severe funding cuts. Researched and led by CoolTan’s Largactyl Shuffle volunteers, the walk will go through little known parts of Southwark, exploring green spaces, hidden squares and historic landmarks.

Fine Art of Crime - 2 July 2014

This year’s Kathleen Goff Memorial Lecture at St Mary’s Hospital will feature Richard Ellis, a specialist art crime investigator for over 20 years, and famous for his involvement in the recovery of Munch’s The Scream in 1994 and paintings by Picasso in 2011.

The lecture is open to all patients, staff, students, Friends, volunteers, administrators and visitors to the hospital. Light refreshments will be available between 12.30 -13.00pm.

Time: 13.00 – 14.00 pm (Refreshments from 12.30pm)

Hand to Mind – opening 21 May 2014

A new exhibition at the Bethlem Gallery will explore gestures and the way they affect our relationships with each other and the world. The exhibition is one outcome of a year-long exploration of gesture and embodied knowledge across the Bethlem Hospital site. The project has been supported by the Bethlem Occupational Therapy Department and Maudsley Charity. Throughout the exhibition, there will be cross-site events and interventions further examining the theme of gesture.

w: www.bethlemartstudio.weebly.com

10 years of The Otherside Gallery – 3rd May 2014 – 23rd May 2014

The Otherside Gallery is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an exhibition showcasing the work of contemporary marginalised artists from London and across the UK.

Times: Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri 9.30am  – 4.45pm

Weds 11am - 4.45pm

Sat/Sun 11am – 4pm

Venue: The Creativity Centre, Resource Centre,   76 - 80 Isledon Road, N7 7LB

NHS Employers on emotional wellbeing – 7 April 2014

NHS Employers is running several events to look at the challenges for NHS staff in maintaining good emotional health and resilience. On 7 April, an online Twitter chat will take place from 8pm using the hashtag #feelingoodtoday. This will be an opportunity for NHS staff to offer input on the ways in which employers can better support NHS staff wellbeing.

Amending the London plan – 15 March 2014

A consultation event is being mounted to allow community organisations to contribute to the strategic vision for London. The Greater London Authority is currently consulting on a series of amendments to the London Plan – with the deadline for comments on 10th April 2014. The plan is the key overall strategic plan for the London, including the Mayor’s responsibilities to health and culture. On Saturday 15th March Just Space is hosting a full-day event with community speakers and topic based workshops.

Circle Dance Training - 27 March 2014

Dementia Pathfinders is offering a one day course on Circle Dance in Dementia. The training aims to enable staff to provide their own movement and music sessions with their service users. Circle dance can be used in residential and day settings, assessment units, NHS and voluntary organisation groups with older people, people with learning disability, mental health conditions, and physical disabilities.

Dragon Café re-opening – 17 February 2014

South London’s Dragon Café, a cultural hub open to all, is to re-open in February. Located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, opposite Borough tube station, the café is an initiative of Mental Fight Club and ran for a year until last autumn. New funding from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity has enabled the café to re-open offering an affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of creative and wellbeing activities, all of which are free and open to all. No enrolment is required, just turn up and take part, as much or as little as you like.

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