Talks and discussions

National consultation on government’s industrial strategy – from 14 March 2017

The process offers members of the Creative Industries Federation, or those considering joining, a chance to inform the Federation’s submission to the government consultation. A series of meetings will establish how the creative sector can be better supported and where policy intervention is needed, from education through to innovation, IP and investment.

The government consultation deadline is 17 April 2017. The London meeting is on 14 March 2017, with a series of other meetings around the country.

Free lecture: Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist, RCP - 8 February 2017

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 6-8pm

Shutter stories: prison life through the lens - 7 December 2016

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance annual Anne Peaker lecture will ask how film and photography can change public perception about prison life.

This year, the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance's annual Anne Peaker lecture will focus on the use of photography and film in criminal justice settings. It will look at how different media can reveal life behind prison doors, and how film and photography can be powerful tools for sharing stories.

Outside in: Nature in Health - 30 November 2016

Chelsea and Westminster Charity is hosting a talk to explore the different applications of botanical interventions in the healthcare environment.

Guest Speakers: Jinny Blom, Chloe Dewe-Mathews and Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

Timings: 7 - 8pm

Venue: Gleeson Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London

Building the Bridge Between Health and the Arts: The Importance of Training – 28 October 2016

An opportunity to contribute ideas on how training can help grow and enrich arts in health practice, research and policy.

A new survey outlining current provision of arts and health training across the UK will be launched, as part of an Aesop / Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Health and Wellbeing partnership to create the ‘Aesop Institute’ training initiative.

Event details

Cost: Free

Date: Friday 28 October 2016

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Augustine Hall, Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, CT1 2YA

Confirmed speakers

Creative Future Literary Awards Showcase, Southbank Centre – 8 September 2016

The 2016 Creative Future Literary Awards Showcase will take place on Thursday 8 September at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Unlimited Festival.

It showcases a diverse range of talented writers from around the UK - each of the 12 finalists will read their award-winning contributions, alongside readings from guest author Michelle Green and best-selling poet and playwright Lemn Sissay, who will host the event.

Read more and book here

Creative Industries Federation Brexit impact meetings, nationwide – July-September 2016

After the first Brexit impact meeting in London, the series continues around the country to uncover what members need to know, what is already happening, and what the negotiating priorities are as we leave the EU.

In addition to sessions previously announced, meetings in Norwich, Swansea, Bristol and Plymouth are now confirmed and more may still follow.

Manchester: July 28, 2pm-4.30pm at Manchester Metropolitan University

Edinburgh: August 23, afternoon, venue TBC

Protecting Mental Health - acting early against anxiety and depression - deadline 1 August 2016

The Wellcome Trust is hosting a meeting to explore its approach to mental health prevention and is inviting applications to participate.

In a statement the Wellcome Trust said: “Most mental health conditions are chronic. Over 75 per cent begin before the age of 24 and half begin by the age of 15.1 we’re interested in exploring whether there is more Wellcome can do to accelerate research in mental health, specifically for the prevention and early detection of anxiety and depression. This Frontiers meeting is to help shape our strategy and how we work in this area. We want to:

ArtsWellbeing.Community - 5 July 2016

An evening designed to bring together people working to promote creativity as a means of improving mental wellbeing.

This free event at Geddes Gallery, 26 Caledonian Road, N1 9DU is designed to bring people together to share ideas about how artists can represent mental ill health, and aid recovery

Hosted by ArtsWellbeing.Community, the evening will focus on the meaning of wellbeing, by presenting an alternative 'measure of creativity' for debate and discussion. 

Caretaking in the Community? - 3 May 2016

The Old Vic Theatre is hosting a mental health debate featuring Luciana Berger MP, the first-ever Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Paul Farmer CEO of Mind and Chair of the NHS’s Five Year Forward View Taskforce for Mental Health and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The event is part of Old Vic Voices Off, a series of talks, conversations and debates, given by leading voices in the arts, media, science and politics, which explore the themes raised by the productions on the theatre’s main stage in creative ways.

5.45 – 6.45pm


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