Education and training

Trinity Laban/MU Teachers Professional Development Weekend – 27-28 October 2018

Designed for music education specialists, arts practitioners and teachers the weekend is an opportunity to meet, share skills and practice and includes health related sessions on music in dementia settings, building mental health resilience and inclusive music making.

Taking place in the Laban Building in Deptford, expect fascinating debates, dynamic workshops and valuable 1-1 surgeries, all while making music and networking with colleagues from across the UK.

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Beyond Resistance creative arts training course, London – 16 November 2018

A practical, hands-on course suited to facilitators and group leaders who want to learn about the challenges involved in working with groups in prisons, hospitals, probation centres, youth clubs, pupil referral units and holiday schemes. Participants will be able to experience, practice and learn a variety of techniques in managing and dealing with resistance and disengagement in challenging settings.

Cost: £52.99

Armchair Gallery training: Art, technology and older people – 15 October 2018

15 October 2018, 10:30am to 3:30pm

Age UK London | 6th Floor, Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square | London | WC1H 9NA

We can’t all get to the gallery …

This training offers a first look at Armchair Gallery – a forthcoming app created by City Arts Nottingham, designed specifically for older people, and to bring art and culture into the home.

Participants will learn how to run creative art sessions for older people, including people living with dementia, using the app as part of a specially devised workshop model.

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Sing to Beat Parkinson's training, Derby – 3 November 2018

This Sing to Beat Parkinson's course offers an opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to develop specialist knowledge to run a singing group for people with Parkinson’s and associated conditions, as well as their carers and family members.

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Cardboard Citizens Theatre of the Oppressed training courses – November & December 2018

These London-based courses are based on participatory "forum theatre" methodologies, and led by Adrian Jackson, Augusto Boal's translator and the founder of Cardboard Citizens.

Since its creation in 1991, the company has been applying Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in homeless hostels, prisons, community centres, schools and theatres – using Boal’s techniques to engage and inspire the most marginalised.


Monday 5 November - Friday 9 November 2018

Tamalpa movement workshops, Kent – from 8 September 2018

Tamalpa UK's September workshops are designed for both beginners hoping to understand more about movement-based expressive arts, and those more experienced in Tamalpa's approach.

Tamalpa Experience workshop with Lian Wilson 8-9th September 2018

A 2-day intensive workshop designed to give participants an experiential understanding of our approach to movement-based expressive arts. It also provides an opportunity for ones own body and mind to relax and recharge physically, emotionally and mentally.

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Dance as Medicine autumn workshops – 16 September onwards

These workshops at the Chisenhale Dance Space (London E3) will focus on body, wellness and imagination and will be led by Natasha Swingler, a dance artist and bodywork practitioner.

Dementia and the Arts Online Course – starts 10 September 2018

This free, four-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has been developed by Created Out of Mind and University College London (UCL). It explores the potential for the arts to create common ground to improve the quality of life and care for those living with different dementias.

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How the NHS works, free online course – October 2018

This new four-week course from the King's Fund is designed for NHS staff and the general public, to help you understand the health care system in England through videos with experts from The King's Fund, articles and quizzes.

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Residential course on arts and health research, Snape Maltings – 4-8 February 2019

Applicants are invited to join a week-long research intensive on Arts and Health to be held at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, 4-8 February 2019. This is delivered as a partnership between the Arts Health Early Career Research Network, UCL and the University of Florida Centre for Arts in Medicine and is a 5-day residential programme that will provide a rich introduction to the evidence base around the arts in health and fundamentals of evaluation and research.


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