Workshops and seminars

Royal Brompton Hospital Silver Sunday Fun Palace – 7 October 2018

The Fun Palace afternoon celebrates age, and includes a range of activities to try out, such as Singing for Breathing with Edmund Jeffery, DanceWell with Akademi, crafts with Lesley Greening-Lassoff and virtual reality with SDNA


Two poetry workshops with Charmaine Pollard, London – 19 & 27 October 2018

Writing, Coffee & Conversation

When: Friday 19 October 2018 - 11-1.30pm

Cost: £20

Where: Southbank Centre, London

The emphasis of this group, led by poetry therapist Charmaine Pollard, is on self-discovery and self-improvement - no prior experience or knowledge of writing poetry is required.

"We meet at selected bespoke cafés and places of interest throughout Central London. We use the venues to start us off and inspire our writing."

Read Write Express Writing for Wellbeing workshops, SE3 – 10 October & 14 November 2018

The workshops will combine short writing exercises with breathing spaces and written, visual and tactile resources to explore the themes of “Perseverance” and “Laughter as Medicine”.

"Express yourself and make discoveries through voicing your words in a supportive setting with no critique."

To book for 10 October – Perseverance - Click here

Evening course: Perceptions of Self and Other, Shoreditch – 4 & 11 October 2018

This CPD-certified, creative course explores our perceptions of self and how these can be reframed to support healthy and positive personal and professional development.

£60 per person; Thursday, 4th and 11th October 6-8pm

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.

The course will be led by:

Activating Communities for Health: London, Warrington and Cardiff – 4, 9 & 23 October 2018

Spice is hosting three events to explore community participation and resilience in the voluntary sector, in relation to public health strategies to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

4 October, Activating Communities for Health (London), 5.30-8pm

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

Webinar: Music changes young lives and minds – 18 October 2018

This Arts Award webinar is aimed at primary and secondary school music teachers, heads of department, head teachers, peripatetic teachers and music leaders, and parents and carers.

We will cover:

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.


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