Events archive

#Creative Network, Voluntary Arts – currently running daily

Voluntary Arts has launched a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity who would welcome the opportunity to talk to others about dealing with the current situation folowing the coronavirus outbreak, the challenges of working from home and what we can do together to make the most of difficult circumstances.

Create to Connect, 64 Million Artists – currently running until 3 April 2020

64 Million Artists are running daily creative challenges to bring people together virtually during the coronavirus outbreak.

The challenges can be used with friends, family, in school or community groups, or for workmates working from home.

The challenges aim to promote sticking together, having some fun, and creating to connect.

The Big Draw announces festival's 20th anniversary theme

Visual literacy charity The Big Draw has announced that its annual festival of creativity will be based around the theme Climate of Change and will be called The Big Green Draw Festival.

A Space to be You, Headway Milton Keynes and Sophie Bennett – until 29 March 2020

This exhibition showcases a selection of recent works by artists who attend Headway Milton Keynes, a charity supporting adults who have an acquired brain injury. It demonstrates a range of both individual and collaborative practices and gives a platform to a diverse group of artists.

Can I Help You? Playing ON – until 21 March 2020

Examining how race, gender and profession intersect with issues of mental health, Playing ON are presenting the world premiere of their late co-founder Philip Osment’s final play, Can I Help You? at Omnibus Theatre.  

Social Prescribing to Arts as Diagnostic Practice for Dementia, Arts 4 Dementia - 12 March 2020

Arts 4 Dementia is working, in association with DCAN, the NHS England, NHS Improvement and Alzheimer's Society, to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia.

Fundraising for Hospital Arts, NPAG – AHDH – 2 March

The National Performance Advisory Group’s Arts, Heritage and Design in Hospitals Network is hosting a subsidised professional development day to explore the fundraising challenges around infrastructure fundraising and skills gaps within hospital arts. The day, facilitated by Nicole Newman, will include guest speakers Trishna Nath from NESTA and Niamh White from Hospital Rooms.

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.

Maggie May, Queen’s Theatre – 14-28 March 2020

Former Brookside neighbours Eithne Browne and John McArdle have been cast in a new play by award-winning writer Frances Poet that shines a light onto the experiences of living with dementia.

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.

Rebel Boob, Reigning Women – 13 March 2020

A performance about breast cancer… except it’s not really about breast cancer. Rebel Boob is a powerful performance that focuses on the recovery period following active treatment when you are picking up the pieces of your life and trying to fit them into 'your new normal'.

Creative Dementia Arts Network Special Event – 10 March 2020

Increasing prevalence of dementia, demand for creative support from individuals and carers and the NHS national roll out of social prescription makes building capacity in arts and dementia a priority.

Tamalpa Experience with Audicia Lynne Morley – 7-8 March 2020

This 2-day intensive workshop, held at the State Theta Galleries in Scotland, is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of Tamalpa's work in movement-based expressive arts. Recommended for those interested in movement, dance and wellbeing, as well as an introduction to both the Tamalpa Life Art Process and its larger training programmes.

Create Your Own Work, Heart of Movement – 21 March 2020

Gain the skills and confidence to set your career on a fulfilling and successful path. Drawing on sixteen years’ experience of successfully creating work for themselves, Tasha Colbert and Céline Butté will cover creative visioning and action planning, the practical steps for creating work, how to set up as a business or Social Enterprise and how to market your work.