Roving Diagnostic Unit Late Spectacular - 13 October 2016

The William Morris Gallery is hosting a comical one-off event using performance to question attitudes to mental health.

The event includes a performance from artist Bobby Baker, music from Dylan Tighe, poetry and performance from sean burn and whatsthebigmistry together with an interactive mobile phone tour by artist Rhiannon Armstrong and Diagnostic Expeditionary Tours of the gallery led by artists Marie Louise Plum, Sara Haq and Kate Rolison.

Creative Future Literary Awards Showcase, Southbank Centre – 8 September 2016

The 2016 Creative Future Literary Awards Showcase will take place on Thursday 8 September at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Unlimited Festival.

It showcases a diverse range of talented writers from around the UK - each of the 12 finalists will read their award-winning contributions, alongside readings from guest author Michelle Green and best-selling poet and playwright Lemn Sissay, who will host the event.

Read more and book here

Reimagining Health: TEDxNHS, London – 26 August 2016

A free event themed around ‘disruption’, ‘mending the mind and body’, and ‘blurring boundaries’.

This event is independently organised under license from TED, and features speakers and performers from the intersection of health and disciplines such as art, design, technology, the environment, business and policy – as well as patients. The event’s aim is ‘to foster and spread great ideas, whilst inspiring new connections and actions in the NHS community’.

When: Friday 26 August 2016

Where: Campus London (4-5 Bonhill St, London, EC2A 4BX)

The Sick of the Fringe, Edinburgh – August 2016

The Wellcome-funded initiative returns to Edinburgh’s Fringe with a programme highlighting a diverse range of biomedical themes and topics inspiring Fringe artists.

TSOTF has been conceived by artist, performer and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow Brian Lobel, whose work on the body and illness has shown at the Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Forest Fringe. The programme has been commissioned by the Trust as a way of highlighting the diverse range of biomedical themes and topics inspiring Fringe artists every year.

Mayor rallies the arts to demonstrate that London is open

Sadiq Khan has been promoting the LondonIsOpen diversity initiative through International Busking Day – which brought international musicians to events across the UK.

The new #LondonIsOpen campaign seeks 'to spread the message that, following the EU referendum, London remains united, full of creativity and open for business'. 

Staging Recovery, Birmingham - 22 July 2016

Staging Recovery consists of people from a variety of different recovery agencies across the city and at various stages in their recovery journey. Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Geese Theatre Company and the ensemble have been working together since early May 2016, exploring stories and experiences through creative writing, theatre, film and movement and they will use all of their new skills to produce and perform their own piece at The REP, Birmingham on Friday 22 July, for an invited audience.  

Menuhin 100 - 22 April 2016

Live Music Now is organising 100 events and performances to mark the centenary of the birth of its co-founder Yehudi Menuhin.

22 April 2016 would have been Menuhin’s 100th birthday and the charity is organising a range of events to celebrate the anniversary.

Balancing Acts, Camden People’s Theatre – 17 March 2016

Part of this year’s Spirit Festival, Balancing Acts explores the experiences of depression and healing through a series of sensorial portraits, using documentary interview, solo performance and audio-visual story-telling. 

About the company:

Kaleido Films are a group of anthropologists and filmmakers who are concerned with finding new artistic and interdisciplinary ways to present and communicate social research. We look to push the boundaries of the traditional film conventions to evoke new meaning and reach new audiences.

Dee late: Rediscovering the lost world of John Dee, London - 10 March

Thursday, 10 March 2016 18:00–22:00

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE (nearest tube: Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park)

t: 020 3075 1543

Tickets: £12

"Living with the Lights On", London – 16, 22 & 23 March

A 70-minute, one-man play, presented by the Cultural Institute at King’s College, exploring the impact of bipolar disorder.

"Mark Lockyer trained at RADA. As a young actor he found himself working for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and it was while performing onstage at Stratford that he started to lose control of his life. He walked out on a promising career and into a journey through the medical and criminal justice system, towards recovery.


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