Talks and discussions

Community arts for health partnerships in African settings – 23 May 2017

A free Royal Society for Public Health webinar looking at two arts-for-health partnerships, focused on diabetes (South Africa) and social inclusion (Uganda).

13:00-14:00, 23 May 2017

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First sounds and beyond, London – 6 April 2017

A CPD Event for professionals working with newborn infants and within paediatrics, focusing on low-intensity music therapy services to maximize parental self-efficacy in the NICU.

Thursday 6 April, 5-7.30pm

Gleeson Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Chelsea &

Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH

See attached flyer for more details.

Arts in Health Research Cluster: Launch and Talks, Limerick – 30 March 2017

The launch of a newly established Arts in Health Research Cluster will take place on 30 March 2017 at The Health Hub, Rutland Street in Limerick City. Formed by academics, clinicians, patients and artists from the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Limerick School of Art and Design, the group is the brainchild of Dr.

Reforming Adult Social Care: Is it just about the money? King's Fund – 22 June 2017

This one-day event is designed for those responsible for adult social care, including commissioners and providers of services. It will focus on a key challenge facing the social care system: how to achieve more with fewer resources.

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New rehabilitation therapies and virtual pain management, National Theatre – 29 March 2017

Wednesday 29 March, 6-7pm

National Theatre, Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room

Playing ON at the Dragon Cafe - every Monday in March 2017

A month's exploration of theatrical craft to ask what can we learn about ourselves, our experiences, and our roles through performance.
All mental health professionals and those with lived experience welcome.

Every Monday in March at The Dragon Café, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

Recoverism and the Arts: Driving change through collaborative research, Manchester – 25 April 2017

A free one-day event; a collaboration between the Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours Research Group (SUAB), the Arts and Health Research Group at Manchester Metropolitan University and Portraits of Recovery (PORe), which will help develop research around the vital role that the arts and culture can play in the lives of people and communities affected by or in recovery from addiction.

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An inclusive museum: Planning accessible gallery interpretation and programmes, V&A – 23 and 24 March 2017

An interactive two-day course focused on the strategic approach the V&A has taken in working to make its galleries accessible to all visitors. The course will consider the legal responsibilities of a museum, as well as how to implement an equality and diversity action plan, design accessible spaces, and introduce inclusive learning programmes.

The course is designed for curators, educators or exhibition designers who are interested in creating innovative interpretation which opens the museum collections to a diverse audience.

Awkward Bastards symposium on disability and inclusion, Birmingham – 22 and 23 March 2017

The symposium will feature artists' presentations, a live portrait painting by Tanya Raabe-Webber, a Radical Practices open mic session and two panel debates and keynote speeches focussing on underrepresentation, exclusion and invisibility.

Enduring Bodies: Chronic Sickness, Pain & Performance, London - 28 February 2017

Tuesday 28 February 2017 18:00-20:30
The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London SE1 8ST

An evening of conversation as part of by Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine programme, in which performance artist Martin O’Brien and choreographer Laura Dannequin will discuss and share their work in relation to their own experiences of chronic sickness and pain.

What is the difference between ‘living with’ and ‘suffering from’ pain and illness? How does the way we talk about our own bodies, or what we choose to do to them, affect our experiences?

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