Talks and discussions

Music, Health and Wellbeing Symposium, University Hospital Limerick – 14 May 2020

University Hospital Limerick is inviting clinical professionals, music therapists, musicians, representatives from relevant NGOs, service users and members of the public, to share in a day of research, workshops and performances exploring music, music therapy, health and wellbeing.

TeachMeet: Wellbeing through the Arts – 21 May 2020

The Barbican Centre is hosting a conversation for teachers and educators about how the arts can support wellbeing in the class. Be a part of the conversation and learn from fellow teachers as they present their ideas about the arts and wellbeing in the classroom.

This free event will include fun and informal presentations, a drinks reception and a complimentary ticket offer to a performance, exhibition or film of your choice on the same day. The Barbican Centre is inviting teachers to present on any subject with a particular focus on promoting wellbeing through the arts.

Social Prescribing to Arts as Diagnostic Practice for Dementia, Arts 4 Dementia - 12 March 2020

Arts 4 Dementia is working, in association with DCAN, the NHS England, NHS Improvement and Alzheimer's Society, to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia.

To mark Social Prescribing Day they are hosting a cross-sector round table, to include LAHF director Jenni Regan, at The Wallace Collection. Attendees will also be able to view Jane Frere’s D-IAGNOSIS! Arts to Preserve Wellbeing painting, which is touring UK museums to set up social prescribing links for dementia through art and heritage sites.

Healing Spaces: madness, music & transformation – 25 March 2020

Dr Christopher Findlay ​will be in conversation with ​the Rev Prof June Boyce-Tillman ​at The University of Winchester, examining how psychiatry and music can work together to support healing and enrich our view of what it is to be a human being.

Further information can be found here


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.

Find further information here

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.


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