Upcoming events

Dance for Today - 30 September 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance is running a day of free workshops in ballet, ballroom and mobility for older learners aged 50+. This event has been organised in conjunction with Silver Sunday, celebrating older people across the UK.

National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice annual conference, York – 5 October 2016

This year’s NAACJ annual conference is ‘Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: improving outcomes in a new policy landscape’; it will include the launch of a new guide for commissioning arts projects in criminal justice settings in response to the Coates Review and the Cultur

Creative and Credible - 6 October 2016

The Centre for Arts as Wellbeing in Winchester is hosting a day-long workshop to explore principles of evaluation, examining different approaches including quantitative, qualitative and arts based methods.

The Art of Caring, St Pancras – until 6 October 2016

A collaboration between Kingston University, The Arts Project and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust in response to International Nurses Day. Exhibitors include over 30 nurses, patients, and self-taught and professional artists. 22 July to 6 October 2016

Writing for Wellbeing, Leeds – 8 October 2016

A writing workshop aimed at under-25 year-olds to help stimulate creativity and enhance wellbeing. Run by creative writer Francesca Baker.

Roving Diagnostic Unit Late Spectacular - 13 October 2016

The William Morris Gallery is hosting a comical one-off event using performance to question attitudes to mental health.

Facing Death Creatively - 14 October 2016

 St Christopher’s Hospice is mounting a one day conference to explore how the arts can be utilised to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement.

Portugal Prints exhibition - 7 October - 14 October 2016

Wandsworth and Westminster Mind’s Portugal Prints is hosting an art exhibition of work by artists from Arlington House. The exhibition private view on 6 October is 4pm – 7.00pm at: Arlington House 220 Arlington Road London NW1 7HE

Creative Future’s Tight Modern Competition - deadline 15 October

This year's Tight Modern competition will launch on July 15th and run until 30th October. There will be free workshops in Portsmouth, Redbridge and Brighton leading up to the tour for those who would like to make a piece of work to submit to the open competition.

Mayor rallies the arts to demonstrate that London is open

Sadiq Khan has been promoting the LondonIsOpen diversity initiative through International Busking Day – which brought international musicians to events across the UK.

The Garden - 26 & 27 October 2016

Theatre company Spare Tyre is touring an interactive installation and performance for people with dementia and their carers.

Building the Bridge Between Health and the Arts: The Importance of Training – 28 October 2016

An opportunity to contribute ideas on how training can help grow and enrich arts in health practice, research and policy.

Outside In 10th Anniversary Show - ongoing to 30 October 2016

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester is inviting 17 artists who have previously been Award Winners in its Outside In project to exhibit in its tenth anniversary show.

The Art of Mentalizing: Communicating the Unknown, New York – 22-24 October 2016

A conference exploring the role of the arts in mental healthcare, focused on the synergies between different arts-based approaches.

Island Collaborations, Chelsea – from 26 September 2016

Kate Hughes’ exhibition explores the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, and how cross-infection rules affect their experiences.   Island Collaborations will be exhibited from September 26th to October 3rd at Chelsea Old Town Hall gallery: