Events archive

Dance for Today - 30 September 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance is running a day of free workshops in ballet, ballroom and mobility for older learners aged 50+.

This event has been organised in conjunction with Silver Sunday, celebrating older people across the UK.

Art in Hospitals: The Aesthetics of Wellbeing - 28 September 2016

Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery and Museum is hosting a discussion event looking into the impact of art in influencing patient care.

Sociologist Prof David Pilgrim and philosopher Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou explore the role of art in hospitals. The discussion will be followed by an open forum for people interested in the theme of Art, Hospitals and Wellbeing

Madlove Catalyst - 27 September 2016

Madlove, an organisation which is trying to change mental healthcare environments is running a number of one day events to create new relationships between art and mental health.

Stories from the Body - 24 September 2016

A workshop utilising theatre techniques to explore personal story telling.

Animation on Prescription - 23 September 2016

A free showcase in Bristol showing a selection of films with a focus on health, therapy and wellbeing.

Knitting for Wellbeing, Wellcome Collection – 6 September 2016

When: Tuesday 6th September at 2pm. 

Where: Wellcome Collection Reading Rooms, London NW1

The link between knitting and memory will be explored by using books from the Reading Rooms; participants will also try ‘therapeutic knitting’ with a view to making their own ‘memory purse’ to take away.

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Music and Dementia Study Day, Rye – 3 September 2016

A day to consider the value of engagement with music for people with dementia, supported by the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

Saturday 3 September, 10am-3pm

Cost: £40 (concessions available). Includes refreshments and lunch.

Rye Studio School

The day’s speakers will be:

Veronica Franklin Gould: ‘Reflections on Music for Dementia’.

Not Finished Yet, Clapham – 15 September 2016

An exhibition of work by the Royal Trinity Hospice art therapy group. 

The evening also offers a chance to meet the artists and learn about how art therapy is used at the hospice.

Thursday 15 September 2016

6.00pm to 8.30pm

Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0RN

Creative Future Literary Awards Showcase, Southbank Centre – 8 September 2016

The 2016 Creative Future Literary Awards Showcase will take place on Thursday 8 September at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Unlimited Festival.

Our Working Lives – 21 July-7 Sept 2016

The latest Arts and Heritage Exhibition at University College Hospital, by photographer in residence Graeme Weston.

Private View: 6.00pm—7.30pm Thursday 21 July 2016

Exhibition dates: 22 July—7 September 2016

The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU

The Homeless Library, Southbank Centre - 9 July to 18 September

Homeless people in Greater Manchester have created a first-person history of British homelessness, which is on display in The Poetry Library and is presented as part of Southbank Centre's Festival of Love from 9 July to 18 September.

Arts and Dementia: Research into Practice - 21 September 2016

This conference in Nottingham will explore some of the key issues affecting those who practice arts and dementia activity, those who research it and those who experience it.

How should we be looking to evaluate the work? What is it like to research, or be researched? What drives the funding and commissioning of research and arts practice?

Submissions open: 5th International Health Humanities Conference, Seville – deadline for abstracts 30 June 2016

The International Health Humanities Network, University of Seville, is hosting the 5th International Health Humanities Conference, on theme of ‘art and humanities for social inclusion, education and health: creative practice and mutuality’.

Vaccination: Medicine and the masses – opens 19 April 2016

Tuesday 19 April - Saturday 17 September 2016

Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE