Talks and discussions

Movement and Relationship, the Possibilities of Dance – 1 May 2015

A lecture and discussion about the role of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in contributing to the understanding of the symptoms and developments of Parkinson’s disease.

This is the first in the series of annual Douglas Alfred Bunce Memorial Lectures held by The Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester. The presentation will be followed by questions about practice. To be held on Friday 1st May 2015 from 2pm - 4pm. Refreshments including tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided at the start of the lecture.

Dr James Parkinson and the Shaking Palsy – 16 April 2015

Professor Brian Hurwitz will deliver this lecture at The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret exploring Dr James Parkinson’s understanding of the disease that now bears his name.

His Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) drew on his keen observations in his Hoxton consulting room, his patients’ homes and on the streets of London and his recognition that the trembling and agitation, bent posture, gait and frustrated volition previously thought to be separate phenomena, were symptoms that in fact appeared together.

Health Care Quality Improvement Sprint – 16th-17th March 2015

Imperial College Healthcare Trust is running a two day event to bring together clinical staff, researchers, designers and artists to explore the potential to design solutions to challenges in medicine.

The Health Care Quality Improvement Sprint offers clinicans and other service providers the chance to design solutions that improve real world healthcare challenges that they have identified in their working lives.

Lunch and refreshments provided and travel expenses within London covered.

Singing for Better Breathing – 6 April 2015

A free event exploring the value of singing for people with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) will feature as part of the Southbank Chorus Festival.

The event provides the opportunity to hear directly from people with COPD about the benefits they have gained from singing and learn about plans to set up new singing groups. The project is led by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health and Canterbury Christ Church University, with funding from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity.

Death discussions – 5 February 2015

Palliative care experts at St Joseph’s Hospice are hosting a Death Café to offer a safe environment where people can drink tea, eat cake and discuss death and dying in a supportive place.

War, Art and Surgery – 4 February 2015

Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon is presenting a lecture at the Hunterian Museum about artist Henry Tonks' watercolours documenting the facial injuries suffered by servicemen during the First World War.

He examines them in the context of Harold Gillies’ early experiments in plastic surgery and considers them both as works of art and aids to surgery. The Hunterian Museum will open for a ticketholders view of the exhibition ‘War, Art and Surgery’ from 6-7pm. Tickets: £7. Booking is essential

t: 020 7869 6568

Arts, resilience and wellbeing for children and young people – 11 February 2015

Lewisham Education Arts Network is running a cross-sector event to explore the ways that the arts can help to develop wellbeing and improved mental health for children and young people.

The evening event will include talks, workshops and discussions as well as the opportunity to network with others working in the fields of arts, health and education with children and young people.

11th February 2015. 4.30-7.40pm

Venue: Sandhurst Junior School, Minard Road, London, SE6 1NW


Experience Poetry Therapy – 24 January 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a three day introduction to poetry therapy for professionals with an interest in offering writing therapies.

Anne Peaker Lecture – 17 November 2014

This year's Anne Peaker lecture will focus on a multidisciplinary approach to investigating the impact of arts in the Criminal Justice System, with a key note lecture by Professor Sarah Colvin from the University of Cambridge.

Spontaneity, Introspection and the Medium of Drawing – 6 September 2014

A chaired panel discussion to accompany 'The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious' at CGP London   which will consider drawing from the subconscious as well as automatic drawing. The panel will include writer, artist and lecturer David Maclagan; artist, writer and curator Deanna Petherbridge; Outside In artist and Ambassador Carlo Keshishian; and artist Cathy Ward.


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