Talks and discussions

For All I Care – from 25 November 2020

Wellcome Collection and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary are launching a five-part podcast mini-series about how to care, more creatively. The series is presented by multidisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie, with contributions from the worlds of contemporary art, science and health. With ideas for how to care and connect, the series will explore the urgency and complexity of care through conversations, artistic works and healing experiences.

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December Artist Peer Group – 14 December 2020

The Arts & Health Hub is a community of artists and cultural producers interested in or working in the field of arts and health. It runs free monthly peer groups to discuss and further individual's artistic practice. The virtual artist peer group will be an opportunity to hear from two artists about their practice. The peer groups provide the space for artists to share active ideas, projects and challenges, with support from audience participants. The event takes place over Zoom with a break in the middle.

Beyond Survival: Creativity in Confinement – 17 November 2020

Author, poet, and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will be the keynote speaker at the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s 2020 Anne Peaker lecture. Lemn’s critically acclaimed 2019 autobiography, My Name Is Why, reflects on his childhood, self-expression and Britishness, and explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Lemn will talk about the role creativity can play for people at risk of being institutionalised and how people use creativity to exercise agency and shape their own destiny.

Royal College of Physicians Museum Late – 3 December 2020

On the first Thursday of the month a contemporary artist featured in the Royal College of Physicians acclaimed exhibition 'Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity', discusses their work, its relationship to the body and wider issues surrounding the representation of the human form in art, medicine and science. On 3 December artist Sofie Layton will join Dr Jo Wray & Dr Giovanni Biglino for a live Q&A. The session will also include an introduction to the exhibition and the college’s remarkable collections by a member of the museum team.

Culture, Creativity and Health Winter Gathering, London Regional Event – 17 November 2020

Arts & Health South West, alongside Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance regional champions and the LENs regional champions, have organised a morning of networking, key updates and case studies. Sign up to hear from members of the London steering group about current pan-London health and wellbeing initiatives; get inspired through case studies from organisations who have adapted their provision for Covid-19 and network informally to share your current practice and challenges.

Voices from the Knitting Circle online discussion– 12 November 2020

Voices from the Knitting Circle is an award-winning documentary that provides a chilling glimpse into the secret worlds and stolen years inside the long care asylums that closed in 1980s. Following a successful run at cinemas and film festivals, the film is screened online for free this autumn until Sunday 15 November. Captions and audio description are included in the film

Beyond Measure? – until 26 November 2020

The Cultural Institute has collaborated with the Centre for Cultural Value, and Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network on a programme of digital engagement exploring research and evidence in culture and health. The remaining events include an artist discussion, talks from experts in the health and arts sector and a conversation with Dr Daisy Fancourt, leading arts and health researcher based at UCL, and Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England.

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Ealing Arts and Health Alliance scoping event – 3 November 2020

The Young Ealing Foundation and Arts in Ealing would like to form an alliance between the arts and health sectors in Ealing to harness the positive effects of arts on health and wellbeing and create a space where impactful projects and partnerships can be born.

This initial meeting will serve as a scoping event to register interest and discuss potential projects and collaboration opportunities, and is open to all organisations working in the borough of Ealing who would be interested in becoming part of the alliance.

The role of the arts in the NHS in Wales – 26 October 2020

Jenny Burns, Head of Wales at the Mental Health Foundation will host a live discussion panel about the role of the arts in the NHS in Wales to explore the advances that have been made in arts and health in Wales in recent years.

The panel will include Sally Lewis, Portfolio Manager of Arts Council of Wales, Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Assistant Director of Welsh NHS Confederation and Prue Thimbleby, Arts in Health Lead at Swansea Bay UHB.

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Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference open meeting – 19 October 2020

Join Arts & Health Southwest to find out about the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference and help shape the content. Connect with others and share ideas for how the international conference can be made inclusive and relevant to people across the globe who are interested in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing.


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