Workshops and seminars

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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Musical conversations in dementia care – 26 September 2018

The Burton Street Foundation, Sheffield S6 2HH

Musical Interaction is socially inclusive approach to developing rapport and relationship. Grounded in the theory and practice of Intensive Interaction, participatory arts, person centred dementia care and research into rapport. Musical conversations are an enjoyable and effective way to meet the social needs of elders and people living with dementia in residential care settings.

"I Want to Live" workshops, Kentish Town – 13 September-4 October 2018

This series of four workshops led by artist and suicide attempt survivor Daniel Regan explore suicide, loss and bereavement. They will use a variety of creative techniques to support those who have been suicidal or attempted suicide, or lost family or friends who have taken their own lives.

Workshops are held at 6pm on four successive Thursdays: 13, 20 and 27 September, and 4 October.

Stroke Odysseys performance and workshops, Eastleigh – 3-5 October 2018

Stroke Odysseys is a new production from choreographer Ben Duke and composer Orlando Gough, based on a residency with Rosetta Life. 

"A daring movement and song project performed by an ensemble of stroke survivors Stroke Odysseys explores intertwined journeys of recovery from stroke and asks how we ever recover from brain injury or how we remember who we are."

The performance is on Thursday 4th October at 7:30pm 

The Point, Leigh Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

There will be a post-show talk with the cast and creative team.

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.

Kids' comic book making workshop, Kentish Town – 22 August 2018

22 August, 2-4.30pm

Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2BX

Cost: Free but please book a ticket

In this creative comic book workshop at Freespace Gallery led by Elsbeth van der Poel, participants will explore their interpretations of the comic book villian. Making a 3 to 4 panel photo-comic strip. "Every good comic book has a villain, so what would yours look like? It could be someone like the Joker or maybe you’d rather go Wicked Witch…or even better: you come up with a whole new villain!"

Arts Health research intensive – 4-9 February 2019

Applications are being accepted for a residential training course offering an introduction to the evidence base around the arts in health and fundamentals of evaluation and research.

Introduction to art in prisons – 17 August 2018

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is running a one day course to explore some of the questions to consider before embarking on a creative project in criminal justice settings.

It will provide an overview of the current criminal justice system and an insight to working inside a prison. It will explore the process of desistance from crime and learn from case study examples of how to deliver creative activity safely and responsibly. The course is aimed at those with an arts background, but with little or no previous experience of working in criminal justice settings.

Make your mark – 5 August 2018

A free drop in drawing and wellbeing event from the arts and mental health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and start your drawing journey, taking place at the Jerwood Gallery.

Creativity and anxiety – deadline 13 July 2018

64 Million Artists is hosting a series of workshops for people with experience of low mood or anxiety to explore the impact of creative activity on wellbeing.

Led by 4 artists from different backgrounds, the workshops will involve a mix of activities and discussion. The aim is to design a series of activities which will be clinically researched by UCL Psychology Department to explore the participants’ experiences.


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