Events archive

My Miniature Art Gallery – ongoing

Since the beginning of lockdown artist Yvonne J Foster been creating miniature art packs to support the health and wellbeing of her community. Over the weeks they have been picked up by sharing on social media and are now being used by Safety Net Brighton and the Arc Centre in Stockport.

Arts 4 Dementia Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations – 18 June 2020

This full-day online training aims to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills, and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers, including remotely. This interactive training, held over Zoom, offers an opportunity to connect with other arts facilitators and organisations.

Climate Literacy 101 Support Programme – 4 & 11 June 2020

As part of the Arts Council England environmental support programme, Julie’s Bicycle is running a series of introductory webinars on creative climate action.

Arts for All: Virtual Connections, CW+ – till July 2020

CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (CWFT) has launched a new digital arts programme designed to support the health and wellbeing of patients at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University Hospitals, in addition to staff and those isolating in the wider community.  

Art by Post, Southbank Centre - ongoing

The Southbank Centre has launched Art by Post, a new scheme which aims to reach people who are isolated and without digital access with free packs of creative activities designed to keep their minds active, help them feel connected to others and improve their mental health and wellbeing. The activities are designed for people living with dementia and chronic health conditions.

Making all the difference – Clinks Virtual Annual Conference – 29 June 2020

Clinks has planned its virtual conference in two parts, the first at the end of June and the second at the end of September:

•           Part one will be dedicated to managing your organisation during the Covid-19 crisis, and supporting your staff and service users

•           Part two will be focused on regrouping and recovery.

Life under lockdown – ongoing

Hackney residents of all ages are invited to contribute to share and express their experiences of this extraordinary time. Submissions including short films, photographs and pieces of artwork or writing are invited and a selection of contributions will be shared on the council's new Hackney Spirit website.

Let this poem be a hand upon your shoulder – 15 & 29 May 2020

In times of crisis and uncertainty, poetry can bring comfort and healing. Let this poem be a hand upon your shoulder consists of a series of workshops by experienced poetry therapist Charmaine Pollard that can help you explore complex feelings and build your resilience as you connect with others in these challenging times. The theme is inspired by a poem written by Deborah Cooper.

Vocal Beats Online - ongoing

Vocal Beats Online is a channel for young people to learn new skills, have fun and develop better breathing techniques through singing and beatboxing. The YouTube channel has been co-designed by a group of young people with cystic fibrosis and rb&hArts, the arts team at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. 

Age of Creativity collection of events and resources – ongoing

The Age of Creativity Festival may be postponed until October, but the team have pulled together a compendium of free creative online events, including those suitable for people in a care home setting or those living with dementia.

The By You Tapestry, Stitches in Time – until September 2020

Stitches in Time is a participatory arts and education charity with a social enterprise arm based in Tower Hamlets. Join them in making the ‘BY YOU tapestry’ - a unique textile artistic record of our shared experiences of Covid-19. Stitch the story of your daily life during the Coronavirus pandemic.

When We Paused – ongoing

This collaborative online exhibition by Collective Arts explores where we find solace and meaning as we negotiate this unprecedented moment in history. Contributors are welcome to upload their photographs, artwork and writing as part of this collective, visual time capsule.

Proceeds from this event will support front-line mental health and wellbeing programmes.

Rogues Shanty Chorus Live – each Tuesday 7.30-9pm

The Voice cLoud is an organisation based in Suffolk which explores the role of music and the creative arts for health and wellbeing and to engage people in culture and heritage.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week reimagined

We are happy to share that, alongside our partners the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), we have re-imagined Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020.

We may not be able to come together in the same way, but we do want to provide a space where people can celebrate the incredible individuals and organisations that work in this sector. 

Create to Connect, 64 Million Artists – May 2020

64 Million Artists return in May with a month of challenges to keep us connected, curious and creative. The social enterprise is running the event in collaboration with 31 partners - schools, libraries, care homes, charities, community centres, prisons and more. A free tailored activity pack is also available.