Talks and discussions

Working Well - 28 April 2016

All Change and the Free Word Centre are hosting a discussion event for arts and mental health professionals as part of Islington Word Festival 2016.

What has art got to do with wellbeing? How can we better understand and talk about mental health, and build artistic projects that work in this area? Come along to hear about inspirational projects that bring art and wellbeing together. Hear about projects that have developed alongside research in this area, and brainstorm ideas with arts and mental health sector professionals. 

Tickets are £10 and lunch is included.

Dee late: Rediscovering the lost world of John Dee, London - 10 March

Thursday, 10 March 2016 18:00–22:00

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE (nearest tube: Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park)

t: 020 3075 1543

Tickets: £12

Arts and criminal justice in an international context – 8 December 2015

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice is hosting its annual Anne Peaker lecture focusing on the UK arts and criminal justice sector in an international context.

Retired not tired – 22 October 2015

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is hosting a performance and discussion event exploring the dynamic work of ‘All Singing All Dancing’- an older people’s music and dance group which forms part of the Retired Not Tired programme.

Valhalla post show discussion – 16 October 2015

A new play at Battersea’s Theatre503 about the ethics of medical research will host a post-show discussion to explore the issues of genetics and medical ethics with Professor Deborah Bowman.

The play, Valhalla by Paul Murphy, which continues until 24 October is about a married couple who are researching a cure to a devastating global disease and has received many positive reviews since opening last month.

‘Squaring the Circle’: challenges for Civil Society in London – 29 September

London Voluntary Service Council and Greater London Volunteering invite you to their first joint conference to hear from some of the key leaders of civil society in London.

The keynote address asks the question ‘What is the future of Civil Society in London’ against a background of growing inequality, and calls for more devolution.

2020+ Art, Society & Public Health, Manchester - 7 October

If you are interested in sharing your work at the next big, free networking event at Manchester School of Art on the 7th October between 10:00am and 4:00pm, please email an expression of interest to Clive Parkinson at in no more than 200 words outlining who you are, what you do

Reconstructing Ourselves – 6 October 2015

This one day event is the culmination of an Arts and Research project in complex breast reconstruction. It will showcase the way in which artists have worked with clinical staff and women with breast cancer to creatively develop new methods of delivering care.

Night of the bodysnatcher – 14 May 2015

Part of the Museums at Night programme, The Old Operating Theatre is presenting a talk on the Resurrectionists, the men who supplied the dissecting rooms of London from the graves of the city.


Music Therapy and Music for Wellbeing – 12 May 2015

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre in Folkestone is hosting a talk by Jane Gosine, Professor of Musicology at Memorial University, Canada about the connections between therapy and music for wellbeing.

The talk will be an overview of some of the collaborative research that she has been undertaking with music therapists at Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador (St John’s, NL, Canada) and at the East Anglia Children’s Hospice (Ipswich, Suffolk, UK).


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