Events archive

Monochromatic Minds: Lines of Revelation at Candid Arts Trust – until 4 March

The Jennifer Lauren Gallery presents the largest ever exhibition of self-taught, disabled and outsider artists from around the world, featuring black and white art through a variety of mediums including drawing, ceramics and textiles. A BSL tour is taking place on Saturday 29 February from 3-4pm and an artist talk is taking place on Sunday 2 March 2-4pm.

Through Practice, Ortus – until 10 April 2020

Through Practice brings together a group of artists and organisations who are all part of the Bethlem Gallery’s Mental Health and Justice public engagement project.

Healing Spaces: madness, music & transformation – 25 March 2020

Dr Christopher Findlay ​will be in conversation with ​the Rev Prof June Boyce-Tillman ​at The University of Winchester, examining how psychiatry and music can work together to support healing and enrich our view of what it is to be a human being.

Permission to Play 2.0 - a collective care workshop – 29 February 2020

Join Art4Minds for a deep delve into your psyche and a handshake with your inner child.

Reconnect with your playful spirit through a series of guided exercises, where play will be explored in a safe environment. All have the right to share and be seen and heard.

Art skills are not necessary and mistakes are encouraged. All art materials will be provided.

London LASER #30: A Picture of Health – 19 February 2020

London LASER presents an evening of talks and discussion at Central Saint Martins, bringing together artists, curators, scientists, and health professionals to explore the relationships between art, health and medical research.

Social Prescribing Meeting for Dementia, Holburne Museum – 27 February

Arts 4 Dementia is holding a social prescribing forum to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia, with signposting to arts prescriptions. The event aims to bring together GPs, clinical psychologists, link workers, memory service workers, Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society representatives, and those who work in culture, health and wellbeing and healthy ageing.

Objects of Meaning & Importance, UCLH – 27 February-26 March 2020

An exhibition at The Street Gallery exploring the relationship between objects and those who have been diagnosed with cancer. All participants have in some way engaged in the PhD research project Relations with Objects, a CHEurope, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Horizon 2020, funded project.

Engagement and evaluation in social prescribing sandpit event – 19 February 2020

Organised by researchers at Liverpool John Moores University and funded by the MARCH Network, this event aims to identify priorities and proposals for research and practice in social prescribing for mental and physical health.

Mattering: An Introduction to the Relational Approach – from 25 February 2020

Flourishing Lives has scheduled three new dates in February, March and April 2020 for its CPD-accredited training.

The course is designed for people working at any level in arts, charity and public sector services and provides a practical framework and skill set to develop effective and genuine interpersonal connections.

Sleep medicine, art and literature – Ars longa, vita brevis – 4 February 2020

Join the Royal Society of Medicine to explore the links between sleep, sleep disorders and all form of art, literature, and music including modern digital media. Influential visiting speakers will include Meir Kryger MD, author and professor at Yale School of Medicine and Sally Vickers, the bestselling novelist whose first novel ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ was a word of mouth bestseller.

The Texture of Air, Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals – from 10 February 2020

On the Record and ScreenDeep are launching a permanent public art exhibition in UCLH's new hospital. It marks the end of a three-year research project documenting the move of the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear, and Eastman Dental Hospitals, involving several artists of international calibre.

Dance for the Brain, Arts4Dementia – 18 February-14 April 2020

Free, weekly creative dance classes at Siobhan Davies Dance for people with mild cognitive impairment or early symptoms of dementia – referred or self-referring through social prescribing in Southwark – to engage the body and brain through movement and co-created choreography.

Illuminating the Self, Newcastle – until 9 May 2020

Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie investigate the human perspective of living with epilepsy and the potential impact of technological interventions within the brain. Across two galleries (Vane Gallery 15 January-29 February and Hatton Gallery 17 January-9 May), both artists use a range of techniques from traditional printmaking to large-scale video and sculptural installations.

Mother, Ort Gallery – 1 February-14 March 2020

Ort Gallery presents Mother, a joint exhibition by Antonia Attwood and Daniel Regan of their separate practices. What unites the multimedia installations is the desire to speak about taboo subjects such as grief, mental illness and the shame that accompanies these experiences. The artists share their own and others’ vulnerable states and emotions.