Creativity in the community - 2 February 2012

London Arts and Health Forum, in partnership with Arts Council England, are hosting a learning and networking event on 2 February 2012 from 10am-1pm at Arts Council England, 14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ.

The focus of the event is the role of creativity and well being in community settings, sharing particularly the findings from Be Creative Be Well and interim data from Well London. 

Well London was a 4 year health and mental well being project funded by the Big Lottery, which worked in 20 of London’s poorest areas.  Be Creative Be Well was one strand of Well London and funded a variety of creative projects in local places to improve well being.  Well London involved approximately 14,000 residents and significant data has been gathered on its impact.  For more information about Well London see w: www.london.gov.uk/welllondon/

The Be Creative Be Well report, written by Richard Ings, Nikki Crane and Marsalli Cameron will be published on the Arts Council website shortly.  A web link will be circulated in the January newsletter.

We have lined up a range of excellent speakers including:

  • Prof Adrian Renton, Professor of Health and Human Development, Director of Institute for Health and Human Development;
  • Dr Richard Ings, Independent researcher;
  • Milica Robson, Relationship Manager, Arts Council England
  • Damian Hebron, Director, London Arts in Health Forum

Although places are free they do need to be booked in advance to guarantee a space.  To confirm attendance or for more information please email karen@lahf.org.uk.