Talks and discussions

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s annual Anne Peaker lecture, London – 15 October 2019

Join the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance for its annual Anne Peaker lecture on 15 October London’s Young Vic Theatre. This year, leading community artist and writer François Matarasso will give the keynote speech, considering the historical context of participatory arts in criminal justice settings and Anne Peaker’s pioneering contribution to this.

Museum Lates at the Royal College of Physicians

Visit the Royal College of Physicians Museum after hours until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month from August and for the rest of the year. Explore exhibitions, art, medical objects and more than 500 years of history at England's oldest medical college.

Shape Arts, emerging artist discussion - 22 March 2019

Are emerging disabled artists having a tougher time than most? In addition to disabling barriers, cultural isolation seems to be an obstacle that, in spite of the rise of online networks, appears harder and harder to break through. 
Join  a conversation to discuss thoughts and ideas on how to produce a sustainable practice as an emerging disabled artist in this current climate. Includes presentations by bursary awardees from our Emergence project, run in partnership with a-n and Disability Arts Online. 

Dance for people living with Parkinson's symposium - 21 March 2019

This symposium aims to create a collaborative forum for reflection and forward thinking based on the ambition to give everyone who is living with Parkinson’s the chance to enjoy and engage in the creative, dynamic and aesthetic experience that dance offers. Provocations, roundtable and panel discussions, and a practice-based research workshop bring together expert contributors and leading thinkers in the field to challenge, celebrate and explore. £25/ 40 Sadler's Wells Theatre.

HumanKind discussion, Calke Abbey – 12 March 2019

Exploring the role cultural organisations can play in encouraging us to think about loneliness, challenge stigma, and act to end it

Tuesday 12th March, 2.30-4.30pm

Learning Room, Calke Abbey (free admission)

ICAPT Arts Therapies Skills in Dementia Care, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust - 3 April 2019

This learning experience will give an insight into the process and understanding of arts therapy to enable a fuller arts engagement with people who have a diagnosis of dementia. The day will outline dementia and arts therapy and look at how arts therapy communication can inform engagement and emotional understanding.

Artists under the Skin, exhibition launch and lecture – 6 February 2019

Join Annette Wickham, curator of works on paper at the Royal Academy, for the launch of new exhibition. 'Under the skin: illustrating the human body'.



06 February 2019


From 6pm: Reception and exhibition viewing

7-8pm: Speeches and lecture, Dorchester Library

8-8.30pm: Exhibition viewing and cash bar

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

Nearest tube: Great Portland Street

t: 020 3075 1543


What's in store for health and care? – 23 January 2019

This free online event from the King's Fund will focus on the implications of the NHS long-term plan and the priorities of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. The conversation will focus on integrated care, population health, workforce, and technology and data.

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Ministry of Loneliness, Tate Modern – 20 January 2019

'On the mend’, a collective of designers committed to improving the experiences of those in healthcare environments, is holding its first event at Tate Modern, in response to recent UK statistics relating to loneliness.

The Ministry of Loneliness

When Sunday 20 January, 12-5pm (drop in, free, child-friendly)  
Where Level 5, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Living with dementias: Enhancing lives – 4 April 2019

This one-day conference is supported by Created Out of Mind and the RSPH Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, as part of the RSPH continuing educational programme on arts and health.

"Join us for an exciting day of presentations, discussions and activities arising from the work of Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary research team, funded by The Wellcome Trust, which aims to challenge and inform perceptions and understanding of the dementias."

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