Events archive

Bethlem Art Fair – until 20 December 2019

This year celebrates Bethlem Gallery’s 11th annual open exhibition showcasing work by over 80 artists connected to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Every year the fair offers a stunning variety of paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture for sale at affordable prices.

Happiness, Creativity and Well-Being, Turner Contemporary – 24 November

Applying the science of happiness to creative writing, two experts explore how mindfulness can enhance your storytelling powers.

Writing, coffee and conversation with Charmaine Pollard – 22 November 2019

Charmaine Pollard is an experienced certified poetry therapist, with a passion for leading writing and poetry therapy workshops with a focus on confidence and resilience. The emphasis of this group is on self-discovery and self-improvement. Get together, tap into your creativity and discover more about yourself through poetry, self-reflective writing and conversation.

KIMA: Noise, Tate Exchange – 20-24 November 2019

How do urban noises affect our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing? Art collective Analema Group will explore the effects of urban noise through interactive art at Tate Exchange.

Arts & Health Hub: November Peer Group – 25 November 2019

The Arts & Health Hub is a community of artists and cultural producers interested in or working in the field of arts and health. It runs free monthly peer groups to discuss and further individual's artistic practice.

A Wild and Precious Life Readings, London – 26 November 2019

A Wild and Precious Life is an Arts Council-funded anthology of poetry and prose about addiction, physical and mental illness, and its aftermath.  At this special London event, four writers – Michele Kirsch, John Pearson, Sadie Nott and Susannah Vernon-Hunt – will read from their work, before a panel discussion about the power of writing in recovery.

Phenomenology and the Arts, SEA – 2 November 2019

The Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) is running an interdisciplinary CPD event on Phenomenological Psychology and the Arts in collaboration with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) at King's College London, Strand campus.

What is Health? Perspectives from Contemporary Art and Medicine, The Royal Society of Medicine – 28 November 2019

Reforming Anatomy and the RSM Students Committee will bring an inspiring and thought-provoking evening to the RSM. The event will explore conceptions of mental health in contemporary art and medicine through lectures, lively interdisciplinary debates and a performance from the Corali Dance Company.

Explorers Conference: Art, Rights and Representation, Milton Keynes – 20-21 November 2019

A two-day event about neurodiversity, art and the politics of inclusion to mark the culmination of three years of Explorers, the project that places neurodiverse artists and makers at the centre of the conversation. The programme will include presentations, case studies, participative workshops, creative practice and non-verbal communication. 

Permission to play, Art4Minds – 30 November 2019

Art4Minds hosts a collective care workshop featuring a series of guided exercises, which will use visual art, movement, creative writing, and group exploration as a means to connect with one another, and to reconnect with the power in play. Art4Minds offer a safe space to share collective knowledge around how to bring this power back into our everyday lives.