Events archive

Fragmentary - 24 May 2016

A discussion event looking at the relationship between emotion, mental health and photography. Artist Daniel Regan will examine the dual perspectives of both clinicians and the artist as a mental health service user.

Normal? Festival of the Brain 2016 - 25-29 May 2016

Folkestone’s Quarterhouse is hosting its second Festival of the Brain bringing science and art together over five days to explore the brain.

Innovation in Arts, Health and Wellbeing workshop - 17 May 2016

King’s Cultural Institute and Breathe Arts Health Research, are hosting a workshop to explore how the arts can enhance health and wellbeing in clinical and care settings.

DanceMoves - 17 May 2016

Cambridge Arts Picturehouse is hosting a morning exploring the diverse arts activities supporting people in Cambridgeshire living with dementia.

The event will include the screening of two films made around integrated and inclusive dementia and dance groups and is part of Cambridge celebrating Dementia Awareness Week from the 15th-21st of May.

DARE - 5 May-22 May 2016

The Discover Art in Recovery Exhibition (DARE) is a showcase of art work created by more than 30 people who use NHS Mental Health Services in Barnet.

Dementia Week Pop Up event in Portobello Market - 20 May 2016

Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance is organising a pop up event featuring a choir, reminiscence sessions and live drawing.

The event, from 11 - 4 in Portobello Road market, will give people the chance to find out what is available in the borough for people with dementia.

On offer will be:

· Dementia Friends session

· Cartoon Creatives live drawing

Caretaking in the Community? - 3 May 2016

The Old Vic Theatre is hosting a mental health debate featuring Luciana Berger MP, the first-ever Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Paul Farmer CEO of Mind and Chair of the NHS’s Five Year Forward View Taskforce for Mental Health and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Stories from the Body - 14 and 15 May 2016

This weekend workshop is an opportunity to listen deeply to the body and the stories that spontaneously emerge.

Inspired by the Arts in Dementia - 19 May 2016

To celebrate Dementia Awareness Week the Victoria and Albert Museum and Dementia Action Alliance Kensington and Chelsea are running a series of practical arts based workshops and taster sessions dedicated to opening access to all.

Live Music Now: Menuhin 100 – April 2016

In 2016, Live Music Now is hosting and partnering in a series of events celebrating the Centenary of the birth of its founder, Yehudi Menuhin, and his vision that music can “comfort, heal and bring delight” and reach people "through every barrier, disability, language and circumstance”.

Emerging exhibition, Maudsley Hospital Long Gallery – 14 Feb-27 May 2016

Admission: Free

Venue: The Long Gallery, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ


A photographic exhibition focusing on mental health, specifically eating disorders, which explores how seemingly mundane objects and situations can be obstacles from which we emerge on a daily basis.

Lapidus Day (Writing for Wellbeing), University of Chester – 14 May 2016

An opportunity to connect with others interested in writing for wellbeing, through workshops, talks and networking.

Keynote speaker and founding Lapidus member, Cheryl Moskowitz, will offer insight into our writing for wellbeing journeys. The day is hosted by the University of Chester, in their newest riverside campus.

Circle Dance in Dementia, London & Wolverhampton - 15 April, 11 May

Discover the potential of Circle Dancing when working with people with memory loss. Learn and practice the skills to provide an activity with therapeutic benefits for people with dementia.

Friday 15 April, Wolverhampton; Wednesday 11 May, London

Take part in Voluntary Arts Week, 6–15 May

Voluntary Arts Week runs from 6 to 15 May 2016. To organise, list or find an event...

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Kicking the Bucket seminar series, Limerick - 16 Feb–3 May

A thought-provoking seminar series over six evening sessions, focused on funeral practices and personal choices, and led by visual artist Sinead Dinneen and curator Katie Verling.

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