Workshops and seminars

Sass Class YOUTH workshop – 17 July 2021

As part of their LGBTQ heritage project ‘Molly's Masquerade’, St Margaret’s House are providing a space with East London Out Project (ELOP) for young people aged 14 to 18 who are interested in finding out more about LGBTQ services, meeting other young people and having a bit of fun.

The session runs from 10am till 1pm and the young people will get to:

Bereavement webinars – until 15 July 2021

To complement the In loving memory of Londoners lost campaign, Thrive LDN has commissioned Cruse Bereavement Care to run a series of webinars aimed at boosting the knowledge and confidence of people who encounter bereaved people in the course of their jobs or voluntary roles, and providing better understanding of how bereavement impacts individuals, families, organisations and communities – and the support available. 

The remaining webinars take place on:

Animated Tales Workshop – 26 June 2021

Animation is a powerful medium to use in a variety of settings allowing participants to tell and reclaim their story. This online workshop will give you a foundation into using animation and story in community and health settings from an experiential, theoretical and practical perspective. 

Museum Collections on Prescription: Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity – 15- 29 April 2021

The National Gallery is hosting three free webinars around health, wellbeing and inclusivity in the arts in the context of arts and heritage collections. The sessions are organised by three Subject Specialist Networks, ‘European Paintings pre-1900’, ‘Understanding British Portraits’ and ‘British Art Network’.

The webinars take place as follows:

Ethical Dilemmas in Arts and Mental Health practice – 29 March 2021

The UK March Network and the ATTUNE Consortium are hosting an online seminar to explore ethical issues in arts and mental health projects, with international research and practice. Three presentation sessions will explore ethical dilemmas in research and practice under the themes: Consent, Confidentiality and Power; Redefining Concepts of Care through Arts, and Risk and Responsibility for Adverse Effects.

How to write funding applications – 9 & 23 July 2021

Arts & Health Hub founder and director Daniel Regan will be demystifying the artist funding application process in this two-part virtual workshop series. The workshops will include guidance on understanding the difference between certain types of grants, how to clearly and concisely describe your work and what the funding will help you to achieve.

Find out more about the workshops


These are the hands: writing for doctors and health professionals – 4-6 May 2021

This series of three online evening workshops will introduce expressive and creative writing as a pleasurable escape and a means of relieving stress, building resilience and making sense of challenging experiences in a closed supportive group.

Create to Connect – ongoing

Create to Connect is a series of free online arts workshop from City Arts, for people aged 55+. Everyone is welcome, particularly those who are shielding at home or missing contact with others.

Through creativity, the project will promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Sessions will teach new skills, provide support to access nature and help participants to keep physically and mentally active.

Search Create to Connect’s What's On programme for information and online booking for tickets


Arts 4 Dementia: MCI and Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training – 22 March 2021

This interactive awareness training workshop is designed to give link workers, social prescribers and community connectors insight into the challenges people face at the onset of mild cognitive impairment, and as the early stages of dementia set in. It will increase skills and confidence in communicating and highlight how arts programmes can help re-energise and inspire them to preserve identity and stay connected in the community.

Bodies of Evidence: Contribution of Dance to Health and Wellbeing – 19 April 2021

This virtual symposium will explore how we research and evaluate the contribution of dance to health and wellbeing within the wider arts and health landscape. The event is organised as part of a research project Dance for Health: Debating and Moving Forward Methodologies Project, funded by the University of Exeter Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, led by researchers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Exeter and Dance in Devon.


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