Upcoming events

Awkward Bastards symposium on disability and inclusion, Birmingham – 22 and 23 March 2017

The symposium will feature artists' presentations, a live portrait painting by Tanya Raabe-Webber, a Radical Practices open mic session and two panel debates and keynote speeches focussing on underrepresentation, exclusion and invisibility.

An inclusive museum: Planning accessible gallery interpretation and programmes, V&A – 23 and 24 March 2017

An interactive two-day course focused on the strategic approach the V&A has taken in working to make its galleries accessible to all visitors.

Creative therapies for perinatal health symposium – 24 March 2017

The symposium will be held at the Shamineh Art Gallery and Cafe, Hampstead, NW3 1JE, on 24 March 2017, and will of interest to those from both mindfulness and/or perinatal mental health backgrounds.

Drawing Insight, Pallant House, Chichester - until 26 March 2017

2-26 March 2017 The Studio, Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TJ

The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands, Birmingham – until 26 March 2017

Curated by young people from Walsall Youth Justice Service, Beyond the Door is an exhibition of artwork, writing and music from prisons, secure hospitals, and by people on community sentences in the West Midlands. 13 Jan – 26 Mar 2017 mac Birmingham

Playing ON at the Dragon Cafe - every Monday in March 2017

A month's exploration of theatrical craft to ask what can we learn about ourselves, our experiences, and our roles through performance. All mental health professionals and those with lived experience welcome.

New rehabilitation therapies and virtual pain management, National Theatre – 29 March 2017

Wednesday 29 March, 6-7pm National Theatre, Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room

Priorities for the UK creative workforce post-Brexit, London – 30 March 2017

A seminar bringing together policymakers, officials and senior representatives from across the creative industries to discuss priorities for ensuring the UK creative workforce remains globally competitive during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Arts in Health Research Cluster: Launch and Talks, Limerick – 30 March 2017

The launch of a newly established Arts in Health Research Cluster will take place on 30 March 2017 at The Health Hub, Rutland Street in Limerick City.

Turtle Song - from 20 January 2017

Turtle Key Arts is running a series of workshops for people with memory problems and all forms of dementia offering an opportunity to compose and sing your own songs with professional musicians.

UCLArts & Healing Conference, Los Angeles – 30 March-2 April 2017

UCLArts and Healing’s inaugural conference, which will offer “innovative tools for multicultural community building and social-emotional well-being”. 

Explore, Exercise, Exhale, London – 28 March-2 April 2017

CoolTan Arts is holding a walking festival entitled ‘Explore, Exercise, Exhale’ this spring, to celebrate a decade of their public walking programme ‘CoolWalks’.

“So Many Beauties”, Manchester Cathedral – 6 April 2017

Thursday 6 April 2017, 19:00 Presented by Adages, the performance is a “dementia-friendly oratorio” by Holly Marland, based on work with people with dementia and their carers in the northwest.

Moving Pieces taster movement workshops – from 15 January 2017

Open workshops which create theatre from your own life experiences. 1-day taster workshop When: 15 January, 10am–5pm Where: The Classrooms, 7-13 Melior Street, SE1 3QP Cost: £50 Apply by Saturday 14 January (places limited)

Quality improvement sprint – 12 April 2017

Imperial College Healthcare Trust has launched a new series of Imperial Quality Improvement (iQI) Sprints to tackle problems faced by healthcare workers. The events bring together designers, staff, patients and the public to collectively design health solutions.