Events archive

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.

There are currently 3 artist bursary places at £300 each quote LAHF/O2C.

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.

The event includes presentations, a panel discussion and round table workshops. Contributors include:

Creative and Credible - 6 October 2016

The Centre for Arts as Wellbeing in Winchester is hosting a day-long workshop to explore principles of evaluation, examining different approaches including quantitative, qualitative and arts based methods.

The Garden - 26 & 27 October 2016

Theatre company Spare Tyre is touring an interactive installation and performance for people with dementia and their carers.

Bringing the outdoors in, it takes participants on a multisensory journey through the seasons. Wandsworth - Alton Methodist Church, Roehampton - Thursday 26 October 2016: 2pm

Facing Death Creatively - 14 October 2016

 St Christopher’s Hospice is mounting a one day conference to explore how the arts can be utilised to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement.

Roving Diagnostic Unit Late Spectacular - 13 October 2016

The William Morris Gallery is hosting a comical one-off event using performance to question attitudes to mental health.

Portugal Prints exhibition - 7 October - 14 October 2016

Wandsworth and Westminster Mind’s Portugal Prints is hosting an art exhibition of work by artists from Arlington House.

The exhibition private view on 6 October is 4pm – 7.00pm


Arlington House
220 Arlington Road
London NW1 7HE

The exhibition continues:  7th October – 14th October; 11am to 4pm by appointment

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.

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.

A new survey outlining current provision of arts and health training across the UK will be launched, as part of an Aesop / Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Health and Wellbeing partnership to create the ‘Aesop Institute’ training initiative.

Writing for Wellbeing, Leeds – 8 October 2016

A writing workshop aimed at under-25 year-olds to help stimulate creativity and enhance wellbeing.

Run by creative writer Francesca Baker.

10-12am - Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL 

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.

This conference will introduce methods of promoting mentalizing that link with clinical outcomes, and engage researchers and clinicians with arts-based methods.

Abstracts are invited for:

National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice annual conference, York – 5 October 2016

This year’s NAACJ annual conference is ‘Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: improving outcomes in a new policy landscape’; it will include the launch of a new guide for commissioning arts projects in criminal justice settings in response to the Coates Review and the Culture White Paper.

The Art of Caring, St Pancras – until 6 October 2016

A collaboration between Kingston University, The Arts Project and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust in response to International Nurses Day. Exhibitors include over 30 nurses, patients, and self-taught and professional artists.

22 July to 6 October 2016

Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Free admission.

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 new #LondonIsOpen campaign seeks 'to spread the message that, following the EU referendum, London remains united, full of creativity and open for business'. 

Creative Future’s Tight Modern Competition - deadline 15 October

This year's Tight Modern competition will launch on July 15th and run until 30th October. There will be free workshops in Portsmouth, Redbridge and Brighton leading up to the tour for those who would like to make a piece of work to submit to the open competition.