Upcoming events

Art and Wellbeing: the growing impact of arts on health – 23 February 2016

London School of Economics is hosting a seminar looking at how engagement with the arts can increase wellbeing, with individual talks from science journalist Vivienne Parry and health economist David McDaid.

Museums for Health and Wellbeing – 2 March 2016

The first national conference of the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing will take place at The Whitworth in Manchester.

Arts in Criminal Justice Annual Meeting - 3 March 2016

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice will be holding its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday 3rd March from 2pm in central London.

Meta – from 8 March 2016

Cardboard Citizens is presenting a new play by Sarah Woods exploring the science of what happens to young people’s brains as they grow.

The New Immortals – 20 February - 20 March 2016

Phoenix Brighton is staging an exhibition exploring ideas about immortality in an age of scientific miracles.

Letting in the light – from 25 January 2016

Letting in the Light is a new art exhibition designed to challenge thinking about mental health which will illuminate the streets of Stratford, East London from Monday 25 January to Wednesday 23 March 2016.

Tamalpa Experience Workshops – 26 and 27 March 2016

This two day workshop will give participants the opportunity to gain an experiential understanding of the Tamalpa Life /Art Process®, an expressive arts practice combining dance, visual art and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power

Arts and Dementia: Researching, learning and sharing – 14 - 15 April 2016

Creative Dementia Arts Network is hosting its fifth national conference at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Beyond Limits, Crossing Borders – 22-24 April 2016

Stirling University’s Dementia Centre is running a free residential weekend for artists interested in responding to dementia. The weekend will take place in Derry/Londonderry and some expenses will be covered.

Music Mirrors

The Health Innovation Network (South London) has joined up with Music Mirrors to offer free training for individuals, community groups, organisations and educational establishments working with or for people with dementia within South London.

Cardboard Citizens: Theatre of the Oppressed training – Sept 2015–March 2016

A series of new workshops offered by Cardboard Citizens. Venue: Cardboard Citizens, Whitechapel, London, E1 1EJ.

States of Mind – ongoing

The Wellcome Collection has unveiled an exhibition bringing together artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to investigate the terrain between consciousness and unconsciousness.

Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making – 12 March - 12 June 2016

Outside In’s fourth triennial open exhibition will feature work by renowned historical and contemporary artists associated with the field of outsider art alongside work from Outside In artists selected from submissions to an open call out.

Youtopia – 15 February - 25 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham is hosting an exhibition juxtaposing Thomas More’s vision of Utopia with objects which explore the concept of dystopia. 

Streets of London participatory music – Autumn 2015–Spring 2016

A participatory music programme for people with mental health issues