Upcoming events

Ageing well in London - 21 October 2016

The Mayor of London’s office is bringing together contributors from research, health, culture, sport, voluntary sector, social care, public health and local government to explore ways in which older Londoners can lead active and fulfilling lives.

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.

Ignite your creativity - 28-30 October 2016

A 3 days / 2 nights retreat on a tidal island in the Blackwater, Essex, UK. Run by artist Anna B. Sexton the retreat offers themed creative making sessions to ignite people’s creativity and wellbeing helping them to develop and contemplate their next creative projects.

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:

Exploring the Impact of Arts Therapies- 23 November 2016

This London conference will examine the role of arts therapies and creative approaches in supporting people who have a learning disability in the UK.

Creative Industries Federation Brexit impact meetings, nationwide – July-September 2016

After the first Brexit impact meeting in London, the series continues around the country to uncover what members need to know, what is already happening, and what the negotiating priorities are as we leave the EU.

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer - 19 October - 29 November 2016

The National Theatre is staging an all-singing, all-dancing examination of life with a cancer diagnosis.

Arts, Health and Wellbeing Day Conference - 1 December 2016

The Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group is mounting a conference exploring the contrasts and commonalities between theoretical perspectives, research methods and professional practice in creative arts therapies, medical/health humanities and arts, health and wellbeing.

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.

Culture Health and Wellbeing

The second international conference on culture, health and wellbeing will take place in Bristol next June.