LAHF events

How important are the arts to healthy ageing? – 15 June 2017

If you work with older people or are interested in how the arts can maintain good health in later life, come along to our partnership event with RADA on Thursday 15 June at which we’ll be hosting an informative panel discussion on arts and ageing. This is an opportunity for you to bring your knowledge up to speed about recent successful projects using the arts to improve health and wellbeing in later life.

LAHF partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital and RADA

For Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, LAHF is exploring how the arts and creativity can have a considerable role in enhancing our health and wellbeing throughout the life course. With the resources, support and buy-in from key decision makers, the arts can realise their potential to generate wellbeing, improve our health and social care services, and create a healthy, more equal society. LAHF's partnership events highlight organisations that are leading the way and showcasing best practice in how arts and health professionals can work together to achieve these goals.

Training for clinicians - 30 June 2016

LAHF is offering a short introductory course for doctors, allied health professionals and nurses interested in learning more about the potential of the arts to impact on health. The evening will explore historical perspectives on what health and wellbeing has meant to different ages and cultures, examine key evidence for the impact of arts and culture participation, and for specific arts in health interventions and look at specific case studies of arts in health in practice.

LAHF Open Event

On 3rd July, LAHF is opening its doors to share our plans for the next couple of years and to invite you to tell us how you think we can best support your work. Every year we run a survey to invite input and suggestions. We are now planning to supplement this with an open event to ask for your ideas, thoughts, suggestions and feedback to help ensure that the work we do has the most impact to support everyone working in the field of arts and health.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week closing event

LAHF is delighted to announce that the closing event for this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week will bring together celebrated novelist and journalist Lionel Shriver and ethicist Deborah Bowman to explore the connections between creativity and wellbeing in a fascinating evening drawing together the worlds of health and the arts with conversation and readings. Designed in partnership with Community Learning at Tate Modern, LAHF is proud to present this exciting discussion event to conclude London Creativity and Wellbeing Week.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week feedback

No sooner has this year’s week finished than we have begun planning next year’s events. We hope to announce dates for the 2014 Creativity and Wellbeing Week in the not too distant future but as we make plans, we are really keen to hear your feedback on this year’s week of events. So, whether you ran an event, attended a performance, took part in a workshop or came to the opening lecture, we would be very grateful if you could take five minutes to give us some feedback.

Tickets on sale for opening and closing events

Tickets have now gone on sale for the opening and closing events in the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The opening event, a lecture by acclaimed writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer, will explore the impact the arts can have on health inequalities. It takes place on the evening of Monday 17 June at Tate Modern. Tickets are available via the Tate website and cost £12 each (includes refreshments)

National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing – a charter for arts and health

Over the past year, regional organisations from across the country have been working together to establish a new National Alliance for arts, health and wellbeing. As part of this process, a series of events are taking place across England to develop a Charter that will set out the mutual values for those working in arts, health and wellbeing and embody the founding principles for a National Alliance.

Creativity in the community - 2 February 2012

London Arts and Health Forum, in partnership with Arts Council England, are hosting a learning and networking event on 2 February 2012 from 10am-1pm at Arts Council England, 14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ.

The focus of the event is the role of creativity and well being in community settings, sharing particularly the findings from Be Creative Be Well and interim data from Well London. 

Seeing pain

On 14 July, LAHF is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium as part of artist Deborah Padfield’s exhibition at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The exhibition is the result of a two year residency researching individuals’ perception of pain and the communication of pain. The event will feature a panel discussion exploring the way pain is communicated and the role the arts can play in supporting effective communication of pain. The panel will feature artists, physicians and scientists and is free.

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