Anatomy of Melancholy – 22-25 October 2014

Following the story of a young man and his family, The Anatomy of Melancholy is a new opera exploring 21st century experiences of depression and the history of mental health.

It is inspired by Robert Burton's book of the same name (published 1621), in which a detailed dissection of melancholy is attempted in the search for its symptoms, causes and cures. 

Tickets are £12.50.


Creative:space – 30 November 2014

Charity Create is planning one of its creative:space events for next month.

The interactive music event for disabled children and their families enables people to make music together and listen to performances as well as joining in craft activities and dancing.

The sessions run from 11.45am – 1pm and 2.45pm – 4.00pm.

Venues: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, SE1 4HU

Admission: £6 for adults; £4 for children

Suitable for: Disabled children and their families

This Room – 25 June 2014

Laura Jane Dean is staging a work in progress performance of This Room – an investigation of illness and the impact of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Festival in a box – 1 May 2014

A day-long showcase of the Festival in a Box project designed to share knowledge on dementia and the arts, will take place at Senate House, University of London. The event will be the culmination of the project which aimed to engage socially isolated people with dementia. The free event will bring together members of the project team and associated artists, as well as researchers and organisations working in the field of arts and dementia.

Eternal Art of the Simulated Mind – 16 April 2014

St George’s in Tooting is presenting an insight into the ways that art and healthcare can work together to help patients and professionals. Part of the series 'The Art of Medicine', 'Eternal Art of the Simulated Mind' will see artist Alban Low and senior lecturer Harvey Wells of St George's, University of London and Kingston University present their new art exhibition and award-winning short films, working with health students and patients.

Music and Medicine – 20 March 2014

Music and Medicine is an evening of talks, performances and demonstrations aiming to showcase the more unexpected links between music and health, bringing together doctors, researchers and musicians. Among the performances will be the Orchestra of St John’s, who hold musical therapy sessions with autistic children.The event is free but ticketed.


Head, Hand, Head – 21 March 2014

Head, Hand, Head is a new theatre piece exploring mental distress. The one woman show by Laura Dean will be performed at Battersea Arts Centre in March and draws on Laura’s own experiences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Quality in learning disabled arts practice

Creative Minds is a new project designed to provide a forum to challenge perceptions and encourage debate about definitions of quality in learning disabled arts practice. The Creative Minds project will feature a series of three conferences across the south of England along with the creation of a new website. The conferences and website are aimed at a broad range of audiences, including artists and performers with learning disabilities, arts organisations, art critics, arts funders, venue programmers, people from universities and those who have an interest in learning disability led arts.

Interact carolling – 7 December 2013

The St Martin's Singers are performing in aid of Interact on 7 December at St Mary's Church in Eversholt Street near Euston. Tickets are £5.


Tom Shakespeare: Incarnate - to 5 January 2014

‘Tom Shakespeare: Incarnate’ is an exhibition of writer, performer and disability arts campaigner Tom Shakespeare’s Incarnate triptych on display in the Studio at Pallant House Gallery from 3 December 2013 – 5 January 2014. Originally inspired by the Gothic Nightmares exhibition at Tate Britain, the triptych is a conversation between Shakespeare and some of the great works from the Renaissance to the modern era, centring on the theme of human embodiment.


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