Workshops and seminars

Theatre-making and Mental Health – 2 December 2017

This one day workshop will offer the opportunity to explore an integrated approach to theatre-making and mental health.

The day will feature a taster of a range of techniques - from movement, mask work, storytelling and improvisation - to help participants explore the dynamics of personal creativity.

Cost: £55 (£45 students)

Deadline for Application: Friday 1st December (places are limited)

Training for Clinicians - 27 February 2018

LAHF is running another training day for clinicians interested in the role the arts can play in supporting their practice. The evening introductory course for doctors, allied health professionals and nurses looks at historical perspectives on health and wellbeing in different cultures, examines key evidence for the impact of arts and culture participation, builds understanding of methods of evaluating arts and health practice, and looks at specific case studies in hospitals and the community.

Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care – 18&19 January 2018

The European Reminiscence Network is inviting applications for a 2-day training course to be held at the University of Greenwich.

This experiential course will be led by highly experienced reminiscence arts practitioners and trainers, with input from volunteers and former carers. It will be certificated by the European Reminiscence Network.

Venue: The Drama Building, The Old Baths, Bathway, Woolwich, London SE18 6QX

Writing for Wellbeing – Start date: 15 January 2018

An eight week online course to explore the ways in which therapeutic and reflective writing can be used and allow you to experience its value directly.

Understanding personal budgets – 15 &16 November 2017

Voluntary Voices is running two free training events for organisations seeking to work with people using personal budgets

The training days aim to offer:

Online event on quality improvement – 10 November 2017

The King’s Fund is running a free, live online event exploring the ways patients and staff can contribute to improving care.

Starting at 10am and led by Professor Don Berwick and Professor Jane Dacre, the webcast will examine how to engage patients and clinicians in continuous quality improvement, gather insights from those with first-hand experience of front line services and act upon these to effect positive changes

live online event

Chisenhale "Body, Wellness, Imagination" sessions – from 19 November 2017

Free creative sessions for people living with chronic health issues as part of a pilot project exploring the idea of dance as medicine.

Body, Wellness, Imagination – Dance As medicine

November 19th  3-5pm
November 26th  3-5pm
December 3rd  3-5pm  and
January 7th 2018  2-4pm
January 14th  2-4pm
January 21st  2-4pm

led by Natasha Swingler


Lost and Found exhibition and drawing workshops, University College Hospital – until 1 November 2017

uclh arts and heritage invites you to Lost and Found

Private View (all welcome) 6.00pm—7.00pm Thursday 26 October 2017

Exhibition dates: 5 October—1 November 2017

The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU

Sound Connections start-up event, London – 30 October 2017

A half-day session designed for musicians who would like to work with children and young people, hosted in partnership with Rich Mix.

"This session will take you on an informative journey around the world of music education, give an insight into what it’s like to work as a music leader, and provide key contacts and information that will prove invaluable to you on your journey."

Monday 30 October 2017
10.00am - 1.00pm

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Moving Pieces: Stories from the Body – 30 October-18 December 2017

A workshop series focused on using theatre, performance and creativity to connect with our own health and emotions. No previous theatre-making experience needed.

Over the course of eight sessions,  this Moving Pieces workshop series will look at how to devise compelling performance narratives and stories that begin with the body and use movement to communicate.

Mondays from 30 October–18 December 2017


The classrooms, 60 Weston St., SE1 3QJ (London Bridge)

£195 (£120 students)


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