Events archive

Oxytocin: Birthing the World, London – 3 June 2017

A Royal College of Art symposium and programme of performances about women, carers, mother art and maternal health and wellbeing.

3 June 2017 10:00-18:00

Royal College of Art, Hester Road, London SW11 4AN

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The Big Half Community Launch event – 17 May 2017

The Big Half is a new festival for local communities in four key London boroughs, engaging with faith groups, community organisations, sports and arts clubs, youth groups and other community based institutions.

DMLab Challenge North West, Manchester – 27 May 2017

A free gig for four teams of disabled musicians and technologists to showcase brand new commissions created over four weeks as part of the Drake Music Lab Challenge.

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Moving Pieces secondary trauma workshops – 20 May 2017

This seminar aims to raise awareness and reduce the risk of secondary trauma. It will be part theoretical and part exeperiential, using simple body strategies, and mindfulness and breathing techniques.

When: Saturday 20 May 2017, 10:00-17:00

Where: The Classrooms, 7-13 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP

Cost: £55

Deadline: Friday 19 May 2017

Creative Industries Federation annual creativity lecture – 17 May 2017

Sir John Sorrell, who is stepping down as founding chair of the Federation, will deliver the inaugural lecture. Sir John will discuss his core values and offer advice to the sector; he will be joined in conversation by Sir Peter Bazalgette, one of the industry leaders who worked with John to establish the Fed. This will be followed by a drinks reception.

Healthier Dancer Day focused on adolescent dancers – 26 May 2017

IADMS Regional Meeting Healthier Dancer Day on the Adolescent Dancer in partnership with DanceEast on Friday 26th May 2017.

InFinnity Project launch, Hospital Club – 12 May 2017

The InFinnity Project will highlight art as a therapy for mental health problems and raise funds for Rethink Mental Illness. The project will run on an annual cycle with the support of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and of the Adamson Collection, the largest UK collection of art produced by mental health service users, housed at the Wellcome Library.

Postcards from Prison, Koestler Trust – 17 May 2017

17 May 2017 19.30–22.30
The Tabernacle, Notting Hill Gate, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London, W11 2AY

Tickets include a piece of original postcard art by an artist inside or outside of prison and an evening at the Tabernacle with talks, performances, food and drink. (Tickets limited to 150).

'Beyond Bars' arts festival, London – 31 May 2017

‘Beyond Bars’ will showcase the experiences and the problems of punishment through the work of former prisoners in music, theatre and poetry.

When: Wednesday 31 May 14:30 to17:30

Where: St. Ethelburga’s Peace & Reconciliation Centre (tube: Liverpool Street).

Community arts for health partnerships in African settings – 23 May 2017

A free Royal Society for Public Health webinar looking at two arts-for-health partnerships, focused on diabetes (South Africa) and social inclusion (Uganda).

13:00-14:00, 23 May 2017

"Tightrope" and "35 Amici Drive", London – 23-27 May 2017

Amici is an abled and disabled dance group based at the Lyric Hammersmith. It will be bringing back its 30th and 35th anniversary shows for one week for Amici in Rep.

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My Mother's Daughter exhibition, London – until 5 May 2017

Mon–Fri, 9am–6.30pm
An exhibition of photographic works at the Free Space Project by three artists examining the loss and legacy of their mothers.

"In each of the works the artists have found a unique method of retaining the bond between mother and daughter, in an exploration of grief, motherhood, genetic inheritance and their continuing role as daughters."

Life and Death Mandala Workshop, London – 11 May 2017

Royal Trinity Hospice is running a creative workshop for Dying Matters Week, exploring the themes of life and death through the ancient Tibetan practice of making a mandala.

The workshop will involve creating a sand mandala followed by a supportive discussion exploring the transient nature of life as illustrated by the mandalas.

Two Performing Medicine workshops, London – 19 April and 9 May 2017

The two workshops are 'Moving Bodies, Moving Minds', an evening of conversation brings together experts working in psychiatry, dance and theatre; and 'Make Yourself Heard', with voice coach Barbara Houseman.

Workshops cost £10 each (£5 concessions) but are free for health professionals. To book your free place please contact Performing Medicine:

Arts4Dementia folk music and opera, Kensington and Islington – 4 May-28 June 2017

A4D are offering a series of folk music workshops in Kensington, and operatic events on the canal in Islington – all for people with early-stage dementia and their families.

Folk Music in Kensington – 10 May-28 June 2017