Events archive

Colour in Motion, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – until 1 September 2021

British artist Ian Davenport is exhibiting a collection of prints and paintings at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Digital Art School – ongoing

Mental health and arts charity Hospital Rooms has launched Digital Art School, a completely free resource open to mental health units and the general public. Every week a leading artist hosts an interactive workshop especially for mental health service users. Workshops have been announced for every Thursday until 1 October.

Social justice, health equity and Covid-19 lecture – 16 September 2020

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, lead author of a key report on health inequality in England, will present his research on social justice, health equity and Covid-19 at this free virtual event, which will be followed by a Q&A.

Therapeutic writing for resilience – 25 September 2020

This course is designed to enable you to experience the power of therapeutic writing as a tool to increase your resilience and learn how to utilise the skills employed during tough times.

No prior knowledge of poetry or expressive writing is required; you simply need to be willing to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment. 

Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference open meeting – 21 September 2020

Join Arts & Health Southwest to find out about the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference and help shape the content. Connect with others and share ideas for how the international conference can be made inclusive and relevant to people across the globe who are interested in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing.

Creatively Minded and Young report launch – 18 September 2020

The Baring Foundation is launching its new anthology that profiles the work of organisations that work with children and young people around arts and mental health.

Facilitating Groups - Social Distancing and Beyond – 3-17 September 2020

64 Million Artists are running this series of three webinars exploring the facilitation of online and in-person groups, focusing on co-creative activities and democratic processes.

National Day of Arts in Care Homes – 24 September 2020

This year’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes is themed #CreativeCommunities. Visit the dedicated site to learn more about organising an event and sharing your stories. The site features a range of resources, including How to guides and toolkits, to support care home staff to run projects and activities for residents.


Training for musicians in mental health settings – 27 September 2020

Nicola Wydenbach and Emily Foulkes, experienced singing practitioners working with people with mental health issues, will lead this online training day for practitioners hoping to work in this field. The training will offer practical insights into how to work in this sector, as well as a toolkit of useful songs, ideas and practice.  

Season for Change – June-November 2020

Led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle with the support of Arts Council England, Season for Change 2020 will be a major cultural festival and campaign celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on the future of our planet taking place in the lead up to the UN’s COP26 international climate negotiation

Arts Play Health Conference – 9-10 September 2020

Despite evidence that shows the arts and play have close connections in how they contribute to and achieve health outcomes for children and adults, there has been a dearth of action to encourage knowledge-exchange between these fields or to understand how the processes across these interventions may be similar.