Upcoming events

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

The Certificate: The Practice of Music Making – deadline 28 August 2018

This new one-year programme developed by Trinity Laban in partnership with the Open University offers adults with a passion for music the opportunity to develop their practical music making and performance skills.

Reminiscence arts in dementia care – 10 & 11 September 2018

The European Reminiscence Network is offering a two day training course and four month Apprenticeship Scheme in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care - in partnership with the University of Greenwich

Therapeutic and Reflective Writing – starts 17 September 2018

An online, 8 week course providing an introduction to therapeutic and reflective writing and the tools for using it personally or with groups, while offering an opportunity to examine your own life through creative writing.

How art heals: integrating practice and research – 22 September 2018

Professor Shaun McNiff (former President of American Art Therapy Association) will be running an interactive day at the London Art Therapy Centre.

Attachment and the Arts

The latest in a series of conferences exploring art therapy through the lens of attachment theory and related research will take place this October.

Campaign to End Loneliness conference, London – 9 October 2018

“Be More Us: Belonging and Community” is the Campaign’s 4th annual conference and seeks to celebrate, showcase, and explore the role of culture, sport and the arts in tackling loneliness.

Community is the best medicine – 9 October 2018

The King’s Fund is running a day-long conference looking at the role of communities in health and care.

Power of Music conference, University of Nottingham – 12 October 2018

This one-day conference will focus on music in health and social care, in partnership with the Institute of Mental Health, Room 217 Foundation, Live Music Now, MHA and Lakeside Arts, the Conference will feature interactive workshops showcasing local performers and projects, such as Opus Music, t

Social prescribing conference – 6 November 2018

The King’s Fund, in collaboration with the College of Medicine and the Social Prescribing Network, is running a conference to look at how social prescribing can be measured and the impact it is already having on outcomes for patients.

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.

Engage 2018: A Social Prescription, Manchester – 13-14 November 2018

This year’s Engage conference focuses on collaborations between the arts, health and education and is hosted by the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, a centre for excellence in arts and health. Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

Cultural Heritage for Mental Health – 29 and 30 November 2018

An international conference exploring different interventions utilising cultural heritage aimed at improving the wellbeing and health of people. The conference will focus specifically on interventions which are recovery focused and targeted at the most vulnerable.

Thanks for everything – until November 2018

An exhibition at the Royal Brompton NHS Foundation Trust created by ceramicist artist Carrie Reichardt is reflecting on public gratitude for the NHS and its caring staff, in celebration of the NHS 70th anniversary.

Creative and Credible – 10 January 2019

An introductory workshop to explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes.