Upcoming events

Storytelling and healthcare, Sussex - 19-24 February 2017

A six-day course from the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College, led by storyteller Roi Gal-Or and medical doctor Daniela Scaglione. Cost: £325 Sunday 19 February at 19:30 to Friday 24 February at 12:30

Creative Writing for Wellbeing short courses

Orchard Foundation offers a variety of training and creative development courses including Exploring Play Through Creative Writing in January and Writing for Wellbeing Level 1 weekend in February 2017.

Enduring Bodies: Chronic Sickness, Pain & Performance, London - 28 February 2017

Tuesday 28 February 2017 18:00-20:30 The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London SE1 8ST

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance annual meeting, London - 1 March 2017

The NCJAA annual meeting provides an opportunity for members to come together, learn about the current policy landscape and share good practice in arts and criminal justice.

Arts in Mind: Innovation World Café, London – 2 March 2017

When: 2 March 2017, 17:00-20:00 Where: ORTUS learning & events centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SN To support collaboration between artists and researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. The World Café will provide:

'Light Therapy' at Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town – 14 February-3 March 2017

Eight artists explore light and art as therapeutic practice, through painting, drawing, sculpture and printing.

ActionSpace virtual exhibition launch –11 February 2017

The Saturday Voltaire Studio Project for young artists with learning disabilities is launching a virtual exhibition at Omnibus Clapham, which can then be viewed online. Please note revised date which is slightly later than published in the Newsletter.

Museums for Health & Wellbeing conference – 6 March 2017

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is holding its second conference at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.

Music for the Moment concerts for people with dementia, carers and friends, Marylebone – from 10 March 2017

The Royal Academy of Music, Wigmore Hall, Marylebone Girls’ School, Marylebone Church and Westminster Arts’ Resonate programme have joined forces to present a series of concerts for people living with dementia and their friends and carers.

Guided Imagery and Music method seminar and workshop – 10 March 2017

A practice-based seminar aimed at mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, arts therapists, and counsellors) who wish to learn more about the processes the arts therapies offer, and professionals who are interested in incorporating receptive music therapy meth

A new narrative: The impact of creative writing on people with experience of the criminal justice system - 1 March 2017

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s Annual Meeting will this year look at the impact creative writing on the lives of people who have had experience of the Criminal Justice System.

Beyond Words conference, Plymouth - deadline to register 7 March 2017

14 & 15 March 2017 Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Privileging the unspoken in arts and communities in a posthuman world. 

Music and Care workshops, London - 16 & 17 March 2017

One-day Music and Dementia Care workshops at the Wellcome Collection, on delivering music interventions to individuals living with dementia in a range of settings (community, care home, hospitals). The objectives of the workshops will be:

'Safe', New Diorama Theatre, Camden – 15-18 March 2017

Spare Tyre presents 'Safe': Take risk away, and what’s left? Venue: New Diorama Theatre, Camden Dates: Wednesday 15-Saturday 18 March 2017

Drawing the Line, University College Hospital - 2 February-22 March 2017

UCLH Arts & Heritage presents an exhibition of new artwork from nine council members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media.