Upcoming events

Breaking Out of the Temples of Culture – 26th November 2014

Edgehill University is hosting a symposium focusing on community-based cultural activities aimed at generating social capital and improving health and wellbeing. A range of speakers will explore the links between cultural value and social capital.

Moving to Longevity – 28 November 2014

This practical and theoretical development day in Movement and Dementia is facilitated by Dr Richard Coaten and takes place in Rotherham.

Creative:space – 30 November 2014

Charity Create is planning one of its creative:space events for next month. The interactive music event for disabled children and their families enables people to make music together and listen to performances as well as joining in craft activities and dancing.

Weekly Wellbeing Art Workshops for BME Women

Wellbeing art workshops will be provided on a weekly basis from 6th October to 8th December between 1-3pm at the Abbey Centre in Westminster. Designed specifically for BME women the workshops are focused on improving physical and mental wellbeing. t: 0207 227 0647

Stories from the Body Workshops 13th December 2014

Arts in health organisation Moving Pieces is running weekend and weekly workshops for those interested in creating theatre drawing on the relationship between the body, movement, expressive arts and life experiences. No previous theatre experience is required.  

(In)visible – An open disability-themed exhibition 24 October 2014

Shape Gallery at Westfield Stratford is hosting [In]visible from 24 October to 17 January - an open exhibition supported by renowned artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), displaying artworks responding to the disability-focused theme.

Resilience, Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Arts – 28 January 2015

Lewisham Education Arts Network is hosting an event to explore how the arts and cultural and creative practice impact on children and young people's wellbeing, resilience and mental health.

Three day-long events for senior managers in Cultural organisations – October, November 2014, January 2015

AND is hosting three day-long events for senior managers in Cultural organisations. The events are designed to provide an opportunity for learning and the exchange of knowledge and are focused on key themes critical to cultural education in London. Each event will seek to offer:

Music Workshops for Families with Early-Stage Dementia – 1 February 2015

Arts 4 Dementia is offering a programme of workshops, starting in 2015, for musicians in the early stages of dementia. Music workshops for musicians in the early stages of dementia, each with a musical partner (family, friend or professional) will start in February at the LCM.

The Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme - 5 February 2015

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is running a four day training course for managers in arts organisations, museums and library services interested in engaging with cultural commissioning. Courses cost £180. For organisations trading at less than £25,000 p.a., the cost is £120.

Developing the Evidence – 14 March 2015

Nordoff Robbins is running an intensive workshop for arts therapists and arts and health professionals to develop practical skills in how to monitor and evaluate their services.

American Alliance conference – 29 April 2015

The US Arts and Health Alliance has issued a call for papers for its next annual conference which will take place in Florida next April.

Movement and the Body – 29th - 31st May 2015

This professional development weekend for qualified psychotherapists, supervisors, counsellors and other helping professionals aims to give participants the tools to incorporate a greater awareness and understanding of embodiment and somatic understanding in their supervision practice.