Upcoming events

Recoverism and the Arts: Driving change through collaborative research, Manchester – 25 April 2017

A free one-day event; a collaboration between the Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours Research Group (SUAB), the Arts and Health Research Group at Manchester Metropolitan University and Portraits of Recovery (PORe), which will help develop research around the vital role that the arts and cult

Good Health Wales: Arts for Health and Wellbeing symposium – 25 April 2017

When: Tuesday 25th April, 2017 9.30am - 4.00pm Where: Arts Hall, Lampeter Campus, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Street, Lampeter SA48 7ED

My Mother's Daughter exhibition, London – until 5 May 2017

Mon–Fri, 9am–6.30pm An exhibition of photographic works at the Free Space Project by three artists examining the loss and legacy of their mothers.

New young people's project from ActionSpace in Brent - introductory sessions 2, 16 & 30 March 2017

Free visual arts sessions at ACAVA Studios in Barham Park, Brent, for young people with learning disabilities. Introductory sessions are underway, with weekly sessions from April.

New international artists’ movement launched to combat populist right

Over 200 leading arts professionals have pledged to take part in exhibitions and art projects around the world to address the rise of right-wing populism through a new international movement, Hands Off Our Revolution.

King’s Fund leadership summit – early-bird registration deadline 1 March 2017

The seventh national summit focuses on the consequences of the NHS Five Year Forward View across the health sector, and is designed to support experienced leaders from the third sector, NHS, local government and private sector.

Two Performing Medicine workshops, London – 19 April and 9 May 2017

The two workshops are 'Moving Bodies, Moving Minds', an evening of conversation brings together experts working in psychiatry, dance and theatre; and 'Make Yourself Heard', with voice coach Barbara Houseman.

Life and Death Mandala Workshop, London – 11 May 2017

Royal Trinity Hospice is running a creative workshop for Dying Matters Week, exploring the themes of life and death through the ancient Tibetan practice of making a mandala.

Frontiers of Dance and Health symposium, Liverpool – 10 and 11 May 2017

A two-day symposium led by members of the Knowing Body network, involving workshops, films and presentations. Proposals are also invited for 10-minute provocations.

Brainstrust mindful drawing workshops – from 9 March 2017

Artist Michelle Charles is running three drawing workshops for the brainstrust community, on 9 March, 7 April and 12 May 2017, each 11am – 2pm.

Social prescribing: From rhetoric to reality, King’s Fund – 18 May 2017

Social prescribing involves empowering individuals to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to non-medical and community support services.

Architecture and Mental Health Conference, London – 19 May 2017

An interdisciplinary conference for architects, developers, clinicians and artists, showcasing design innovation in mental health care – produced by East London NHS Foundation Trust @ELFTArts in collaboration with Architects for Health and The Royal College of Psychiatrists Arts Special Interest

Transplant and Life, Qvist Gallery, Hunterian Museum – until 20 May 2017

A third collaborative project by artists Tim Wainwright and John Wynne, working closely with patients and staff at the Royal Free and Harefield Hospitals to reveal the intimate experiences of people who have had or are about to undergo an organ transplant.

Community arts for health partnerships in African settings – 23 May 2017

A free Royal Society for Public Health webinar looking at two arts-for-health partnerships, focused on diabetes (South Africa) and social inclusion (Uganda). 13:00-14:00, 23 May 2017

Arts4Dementia folk music and opera, Kensington and Islington – 4 May-28 June 2017

A4D are offering a series of folk music workshops in Kensington, and operatic events on the canal in Islington – all for people with early-stage dementia and their families. Folk Music in Kensington – 10 May-28 June 2017