Bethlem Art Fair – until 21 December 2018

Bethlem Gallery’s 10th annual open exhibition will showcase work by over 80 artists connected to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, featuring paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture for sale at affordable prices.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is going national!

London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance are working together to expand Creativity and Wellbeing Week into a national event, building on its enormous success across London. Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019 will run from 10-16 June 2019.

Now in its eighth year, Creativity and Wellbeing Week has grown to nearly 350 events in London in 2018, with over 35,000 people attending talks, workshops, performances, exhibitions and discussions.

A Mindful Mess, Poplar – 9-11 November 2018

Sunday Assembly East End, Poplar Union and Antenna Collective are hosting a free three-day festival of music, cabaret, workshops, film, talks, art and more exploring the mind, promoting mental health to facilitate a more collective, creative, diverse and sophisticated conversation around mental health, and promoting a greater understanding of ‘neurodiversity’ – the principle that neurological differences should be recognised and respected like any other.

Royal Brompton Hospital Silver Sunday Fun Palace – 7 October 2018

The Fun Palace afternoon celebrates age, and includes a range of activities to try out, such as Singing for Breathing with Edmund Jeffery, DanceWell with Akademi, crafts with Lesley Greening-Lassoff and virtual reality with SDNA


Libraries Week – 8-13 October 2018

Libraries Week this year focuses on wellbeing; libraries of all kinds across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. It’s not just public libraries – libraries of all kinds in schools, workplaces and universities have amazing services that improve our wellbeing. 

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Age of Creativity Festival – 1-14 October 2018

This Voluntary Arts festival celebrates people who take part in creativity as audiences, participants, volunteers and artists in later life. This year's theme is 'partnership'.

"Why celebrate? Because it's good for you (according to the experts), it's fun (according to everyone) and we want more people to have the chance to take part than ever before."

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Created Out of Mind Short Film Festival – 23 September 2018

When: 23 Sept 2018 

Where: The Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley, London.

Tickets: £3

The festival programme features diverse stories of dementia and is hosted in Britain's oldest running single-screen cinema.

Submit your events to the Age of Creativity Festival – 1-14 October 2018

The festival celebrates everyone who takes part in creativity in later life, whether as an audience member, participant, volunteer or artist. This year's theme is partnership. 

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Age of Creativity Festival October 2018

The second Age of Creativity festival will run for the first two weeks of October 2018.

Events are being planned now.


"Under Glass": Salford, Brighton, London, Cardiff – 18 October-25 November 2017

This new Clod Ensemble series of conversations, lectures and workshops will explore specimens and the clinical gaze, and features artists, healthcare experts and thinkers. Highlights include a lecture from globally renowned philosopher and author Havi Carel exploring the experience of illness and receiving healthcare; a behind the scenes tour and workshop inspired Wellcome Collection and Science museum stores; a performance from multi-award winning New York based artist, performer and writer Peggy Shaw; and life drawing workshops in collaboration with dancers and physiotherapists.


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