Talks and discussions

London LASER #30: A Picture of Health – 19 February 2020

London LASER presents an evening of talks and discussion at Central Saint Martins, bringing together artists, curators, scientists, and health professionals to explore the relationships between art, health and medical research.

Topics for discussion will include the considerations of art in a range of health settings, the ethical implications for artists working directly with personal medical experience, and collaborative processes between artists and scientists investigating contemporary medical research.

Social Prescribing Meeting for Dementia, Holburne Museum – 27 February

Arts 4 Dementia is holding a social prescribing forum to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia, with signposting to arts prescriptions. The event aims to bring together GPs, clinical psychologists, link workers, memory service workers, Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society representatives, and those who work in culture, health and wellbeing and healthy ageing.

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SLG hosts: Hospital Rooms – 6-23 February 2020

In 2019, Hospital Rooms commissioned artists Sonia Boyce, Harold Offeh, Michael O'Reilly, Jessica Voorsanger, Remi Rough and Tim A Shaw to transform communal spaces at Croydon PICU, a Men's Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital. A Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit is one of the most challenging mental health environments, providing care for people with acute distress and enduring conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar.
 

Sleep medicine, art and literature – Ars longa, vita brevis – 4 February 2020

Join the Royal Society of Medicine to explore the links between sleep, sleep disorders and all form of art, literature, and music including modern digital media. Influential visiting speakers will include Meir Kryger MD, author and professor at Yale School of Medicine and Sally Vickers, the bestselling novelist whose first novel ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ was a word of mouth bestseller. Attendees can expect to understand public perception of sleep and sleep disorders and the role that the arts play and the effect of specific musical frequencies upon the sleeping brain.

What role does art & culture play in addressing loneliness and social isolation? – 31 March 2020

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (formerly Arts Health Scotland) are hosting a one-day event exploring the role that arts and culture can play in tackling social isolation and loneliness. Including a series of spoken presentations, workshops and discussions led by those at the forefront of the field, this free event will explore the health and social issues concerning loneliness and isolation and set the stage for a collective, creative response through arts and culture.

Arts & Health Hub: January Peer Group – 20 January 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 monthly meetings include opportunities to share current and upcoming ideas for projects; discuss contacts, ideas and networks for exhibitions, talks, workshops etc; discuss ways of sharing and exhibiting work; and have cross-platform discussions, sharing multi-disciplinary ways of working.

Developing connections and conversations between Higher Education and the Arts and Culture Sector - 18 February 2020

TCCE Arts and Health Forum in collaboration with London Arts and Health Forum and Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance presents: Developing connections and conversations between Higher Education and the Arts and Culture Sector.

Brief introductions and presentations from: Victoria Hume (Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance), Jenni Regan (London Arts and Health Forum), Evelyn Wilson (TCCE) amongst others.

Creative Festivals Partnerships Event with optional networking - 31 January 2020

Join us for a Networking and Information Event to discuss London plans for Creativity & Wellbeing Week, Get Creative and Age of Creativity

This is an opportunity to:

  • hear about the Creative Festivals Partnership
  • start planning your involvement in the festivals
  • network with others in London and plan joint activities

The Creative Festivals Partnership aims to turn May 2020 into a month of creativity and culture through the coming together of three festivals:

The work of arts and culture in prisons and probation research think-tank – 18 March 2020

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, in partnership with the University of Cambridge and Central St Martins, is hosting its first research think-tank on the work of the arts and culture in prisons and probation

The Art of Ageing Artfully, Midlands Art Centre – 5 February 2020

This event, produced by Midlands Arts Centre on behalf of The Baring Foundation and Arts Council England, will explore the role of creativity, arts and cultural change in the experiences of growing older and ask if a medical model of old age can address the creative and cultural realities of our lives. It will offer insights from 10 years of research and experiment and provokes questions that affect all of us.

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