Workshops and seminars

Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes – 19 May 2018

The Metanoia Institute is offering a one day introductory workshop for writers who are interested in supporting others to write, and practitioners in the healthcare or caring professions who are curious about bringing writing into their practice.

Information will also be provided to contextualise the field of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and how it is developing within national arts and health directives.

This workshop will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018, 11am – 5pm at Engineers House in Bristol

The cost of the workshop is £75.

Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training – 17 May 2018

Arts 4 Dementia is running a training day designed to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers.

The aim is to help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community. Cost £75

Dementia and Imagination – 15, 17 and 18 May 2018

These free training workshops offer artists the chance to learn from the project Dementia and Imagination. The study devised a method of working with people with dementia using visual arts; in hospitals, community and residential care settings.

The training is offered by lead artists from Dementia and Imagination, ensuring that skills and expertise are shared with others wishing to work in dementia care settings. The session will be guided by the learning from Dementia & Imagination: Research Informed Approaches to Visual Arts Interventions.

#ArtsCan Seminar: Arts, Society & Public Health – 3 July 2018

An event offering an overview of the latest research into the role of the arts on health behaviours and outcomes at a population level in the UK.

The event is being run as part of a Wellcome Fellowship project led by Dr Daisy Fancourt from the Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London. The aim of the seminar event is to support arts organisations in keeping up to date with new research into arts and public health and to provide them with data that could inform the development of new programmes of work.

The event will include:

Writing for Resilience – 26 May 2018

A personal writing therapy workshop for people interested in exploring the role writing can play in building a personal strategy for resilience.

No prior knowledge of poetry or expressive writing is required, just a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.

12:00 – 17:00, Saint Mary's Neighbourhood Centre, Off Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2TU

Hysteria - Contested, Popularised, Diagnosed - from 12 March 2018

South London’s Dragon Café is hosting a series of performances, screenings, and discussions to further our understanding of hysteria, its history and its present, by unpicking the social constructs it has evolved in, and asking what is its relationship to mental health today.

Dementia awareness training for arts organisations – 27 March 2018

Arts 4 Dementia and Dementia Pathfinders are hosting an early-stage dementia awareness training day for arts organisations at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park.

Tickets are £85 per person

Abstracted Self – 5 March 2018

Kentish Town Health Centre’s Free Space Project is hosting a free workshop on self-portraiture.

Artist Antonia Attwood will be running a workshop combining abstract imagery and self-portraiture. This workshop will involve taking self-portraits in Antonia’s on-site studio, then combining the printed portraits with abstract imagery made using milk marbling techniques and layering.

Body, Wellness, Imagination – from 4 March 2018

This series of fortnightly dance workshops has been designed for people living with chronic health issues or fatigue, exploring the idea of dance as medicine.

Led by artist and dancer Natasha Swingler, they will explore movement, breath, partner-work, guided imagery, writing and drawing.

1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, 2-4pm from March 4th @ Chisenhale Dance Space, London E3 5QZ. £ 12 concession / £14

Emotional Learning Cards Workshop – from 22 February 2018

Iniva Creative Learning together with A Space (arts and therapy service) are hosting a three week evening course to explore a variety of social and emotional topics through visual imagery.

This workshop series is offered to all and will introduce ways to open up important conversations about class, culture and race, with a focus on gender.


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