Walks and tours

Museum Lates at the Royal College of Physicians

Visit the Royal College of Physicians Museum after hours until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month from August and for the rest of the year. Explore exhibitions, art, medical objects and more than 500 years of history at England's oldest medical college.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, free tour – 2 November 2018

Saturday 3 November, 12pm

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, free 12noon tour

An introduction to the Museum’s permanent displays, highlighting objects, artwork, photographs and the interactive exploration of mental health care.

Guests are asked to sssemble in the foyer, no need to book.

Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

t: 020 3228 4537

w: www.museumofthemind.org.uk

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Can gratitude inform high-quality care? – 2 July 2018

A talk and walk event hosted by rb&hArts considering the role of gratitude in healthcare.

A lot of gratitude is expressed which helps to maintain the morale of healthcare workers during times of great strain on the NHS. This talk by Giskin Day considers the expression and reception of gratitude in healthcare. The talk will be followed by a walk around the hospital exploring expressions of gratitude (artworks, giving trees, poster-boards of cards, etc.).

Time: 12.30-2pm

Noctunes Wonder musical walk, Camberwell – 13 June 2017

Composer Isa Suarez and Cooltan Arts will be launching a suite of downloadable musical movements about how music affects our mind, heartbeat and wellbeing, on a summer evening’s musical walk during Camberwell Arts Festival.

The walk, on Tuesday 13 June at 9pm, will be run by CoolTan Arts volunteers, and will feature tales of lunacy, madness and art around the local Camberwell streets.

Read more and book a free ticket

Volunteer with Greenwich and Docklands International Festival – 23 June-8 July 2017

GDIF is looking for volunteers for its outdoor theatre and performing arts festival, for a range of tasks such as fundraising, collecting audience feedback, spreading awareness of the festival, helping in the box office, setting-up performance zones, and meeting and greeting the artists.

Performances will be taking place across Royal Greenwich and Tower Hamlets from 23 June to 8 July.

Find out more and sign up

Music and Science at Wilton's Music Hall, London – 13-17 June 2017

A week of events will explore the relationship between music and science, centred aroud performances of ‘Song Of Contagion’ by the Grand Union Orchestra, a new piece created through a collaboration between composer/director Tony Haynes and epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani.

Explore, Exercise, Exhale, London – 28 March-2 April 2017

CoolTan Arts is holding a walking festival entitled ‘Explore, Exercise, Exhale’ this spring, to celebrate a decade of their public walking programme ‘CoolWalks’.

CoolTan have developed a range of tours, including seven walks about historical figures who lived in South London, such as David Bowie, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Dickens and Michael Caine.

CoolTan say: "Tour guides offer refreshing, fun and lively alternatives to the traditional pedestrian tour by telling the human stories that lie behind the places we live in, visit or inhabit".

Mindful walks – 16 October 2015 and 23 October 2015

A walking workshop to bring together mindfulness with gentle exercise to increase calm, self-awareness and confidence.

Walking meditation is a simple and universal practice for developing calm, connectedness, and awareness. Practiced regularly, such as after a busy day, it has been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate. It can help increase positive feelings of wellbeing and help aid sleep and combat stress. The art of walking meditation is to learn to be aware as you walk, to use the natural movement of walking to cultivate mindfulness and wakeful presence.

Shuffle – 25 July 2015

Artist Bobby Baker will be leading an afternoon of participatory walks around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to explore mental health and the history of psychiatric diagnosis.

Part of this year’s Shuffle Festival, the walks are aimed at offering the public the opportunity to diagnose symptoms displayed by objects around the park. Does the litter-bin suffer hoarding symptoms? Perhaps the pond is delusional? The bench by the path seems uneasy: social anxiety disorder?

The walks are FREE, anyone wanting to take part should just call into the park’s Pavilion to take part.

Discover medical London this summer – walking tours

Take a walking tour with professional City of Westminster guides to uncover the secret histories of London and medicine.

From blue-blooded Royalty to body snatchers, anatomists to anaesthetists, physicians and pharmacists to the founding fathers of the NHS.

Find out more at Discover Medical London including dates, themes and full booking details w: http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/museum-and-garden/events/discover-medical-london-guided-walks

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