Events archive

Beyond Measure? – until 26 November 2020

The Cultural Institute has collaborated with the Centre for Cultural Value, and Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network on a programme of digital engagement exploring research and evidence in culture and health.

The role of the arts in the NHS in Wales – 26 October 2020

Jenny Burns, Head of Wales at the Mental Health Foundation will host a live discussion panel about the role of the arts in the NHS in Wales to explore the advances that have been made in arts and health in Wales in recent years.

Life on a Spectrum – from 20 October 2020

‘Life on a Spectrum’ is an interactive virtual exhibition by Mahlia Amatina, commissioned by The Free Space Project, going live online on 20 October. After being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2015, Mahlia was inspired to share the unique sensory experiences of life on the autism spectrum through her art.

Dance for the Brain with Siobhan Davies Dance – Tuesdays until 24 November 2020

Arts 4 Dementia are holding free, weekly creative dance classes for adults wishing to preserve cognitive function and to engage the body and brain through movement and co-created choreography. Led by a professional dance artist, the sessions are open to all abilities.

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Muse of Fire with Southwark Playhouse – Fridays until 20 November 2020

Arts 4 Dementia are holding weekly drama Zoom workshops with Southwark Playhouse, for adults wishing to preserve cognitive function. Working with theatre professionals, participants are encouraged to interact, create scenarios, improvise and enjoy the camaraderie as they plan their final performance.

Art by Post, Southbank Centre – sign up by 11 October 2020

The Southbank Centre’s Art by Post initiative, developed in response to the Covid-19 lockdown in order to engage those most isolated by socially distancing measures, is being rolled out nationwide. Participants receive free creative booklets through their letterbox or via email every four weeks.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference open meeting – 19 October 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.

Making Arts Integral to Health and Wellbeing – 19-21 October 2020

The 4th Annual National Conference from the US’s National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) will feature three days of learning, sharing and connecting with colleagues from around the world. The conference will provide opportunities to:

London's World Mental Health Day Festival 2020 – 10 October 2020

The Mayor of London's Peer Outreach Team and Thrive LDN are marking World Mental Health Day 2020 with a young Londoner-led virtual festival. This year's festival programme is focused on building resilience and promoting positive wellbeing.

Still, here, Access All Areas Theatre – until 31 October 2020

Launched on the day when the Hackney Carnival should have been celebrated, this audio exhibition across Hackney invites audiences to visit Hackney’s streets and hear learning disabled and autistic artists share their experiences of lockdown, and their hopes for the 'new normal' .

On a scale from 1 to 10, Free Space Project – until 12 October 2020

This virtual exhibition explores the representation of physical pain through a series of photographs, videos and interviews informed by personal experience. Artist Liliana Zaharia worked in collaboration with psychotherapist Irina Petreanu to draw on the experience of pain in order to explore a variety of means of expression.

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.

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s online training – from 17 October 2020

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s has adapted its training programme to be delivered online. Five independent sessions will be delivered on Saturday mornings, starting on 17 October, with the final session on 12 December. Participants can choose to register for individual sessions, at a cost of £20 per session, or book the full programme of five sessions for £85.

Dancing on the Rusty Brown Carpet – 3 and 4 October 2020

What is pain? Can we dance with it or do we try to avoid it? How do body and mind talk to each other? These questions are addressed in Fiona Hamilton’s play that has been adapted for an online audience. The play will be followed by optional conversation on arts-in-health themes and how we do theatre in a pandemic.

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