Upcoming events

‘Balancing Acts’, Vault Festival, Waterloo – 25-29 January 2017

25-29 January 2017, 18:30 Balancing Acts is a multi-media performance telling the stories of 6 men and women's experience of depression and the ways they find to cope.

Everyday Creativity - January Challenge

LAHF is supporting the campaign organised by arts organisation 64 million artists to get people trying out creative activities every day in January. LAHF staff and trustees are signing up and we hope that as many people working in arts and health will join the challenge.

Total Eclipse, Etcetera Theatre, Camden – 24-29 January 2017

A physical comedy devised from conversations and improvisations about bereavement - from Moving Pieces theatre company. For more information w: www.movingpieces.co.uk

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health - from 24 October 2016

Australia’s University of Tasmania is developing a series of short online courses exploring 8 areas of arts and health practice.

Free arts and crafts session for adults with learning difficulties, Kentish Town - 31 January 2017

31 January 2017, 6.30-8.30pm at 60 Homes Rd., Kentish Town, London. 

Butterfly, Stratford Circus – 31 January-1 February 2017

A one-woman play by Vici Wreford Sinnott, performed by Jacqueline Phillips, about the history of stigma in mental health, misunderstandings and misrepresentations. Read more

'Hearing Things': Clapham – 31 January-4 February & Waterloo – 8-12 February 2017

A new drama exploring the dilemmas of psychiatry, from the points of view of patients, relatives and staff.

Age Friendly Museums Network cross-sector conference, British Museum - 16 February 2017

16 February 2017, 09:30-16:30 British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG Exploring current age-friendly thinking and practice in museums developed through cross-sector collaborations. Themes will include:

Storytelling and healthcare, Sussex - 19-24 February 2017

A six-day course from the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College, led by storyteller Roi Gal-Or and medical doctor Daniela Scaglione. Cost: £325 Sunday 19 February at 19:30 to Friday 24 February at 12:30

Creative Writing for Wellbeing short courses

Orchard Foundation offers a variety of training and creative development courses including Exploring Play Through Creative Writing in January and Writing for Wellbeing Level 1 weekend in February 2017.

ActionSpace virtual exhibition launch –11 February 2017

The Saturday Voltaire Studio Project for young artists with learning disabilities is launching a virtual exhibition at Omnibus Clapham, which can then be viewed online. Please note revised date which is slightly later than published in the Newsletter.

Museums for Health & Wellbeing conference – 6 March 2017

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is holding its second conference at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.

Drawing the Line, University College Hospital - 2 February-22 March 2017

UCLH Arts & Heritage presents an exhibition of new artwork from nine council members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media.

Turtle Song - from 20 January 2017

Turtle Key Arts is running a series of workshops for people with memory problems and all forms of dementia offering an opportunity to compose and sing your own songs with professional musicians.