Upcoming events

Tight Modern open for submissions - Deadline: 25 April 2014

‘Tight Modern happens every two years.  It’s a touring miniature replica of London’s iconic Tate Modern Gallery and showcases 60 marginalised artists in what we believe is the world’s smallest temporary gallery.

This skin we’re in – March/April 2014

Over the next two months, artist Martha Orbach will be running a series of arts workshops for people who have a brother or sister with mental illness.

Story Telling Workshop for Arts Therapists

As part of a series of workshops offering arts therapists the opportunity to reflect on practice, this one day workshop will develop story-telling abilities through group and individual practical exercises.  It will also examine the ways in which story telling can influence clinical work during

Intuitive Folk: Art from England and Japan – 26 February 2014

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester is staging an exhibition bringing together the work of Japanese and British outsider artists.

Subtle Bodies – 28 March 2014

Kate Keara Pelen, artist in residence at the Kentish Town Health Centre since November 2013, is planning a studio event and debate about the role of creativity in clinical settings.

Festival in a box – 1 May 2014

A day-long showcase of the Festival in a Box project designed to share knowledge on dementia and the arts, will take place at Senate House, University of London. The event will be the culmination of the project which aimed to engage socially isolated people with dementia.

‘Patients As People’ exhibition at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

After being commissioned to be exhibited at 'The Health and Care Innovation Expo' in Manchester at the start of March the results of a collaborative art project between a surgeon, an artist and patients is now on show in a public exhibition in the King George V Wing, St Bartholomew's Hospital, B

Dance activities with older people – 3 May 2014

Birmingham Royal Ballet is hosting a two day certificated weekend intensive course for dancers, activity leaders and other practitioners who want to gain skills, knowledge and experience in leading dance activities with older people.

Better with a Book – 15 May 2014

The Reader Organisation is mounting a conference at the British Library entitled 'Better with a Book: Exploring the Relationship between Literature and Mental Health'.

Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) courses offer an introduction to the ways in which literature may be used to assist those experiencing life problems.

Music and dementia in hospitals – 19 May 2014

Arts and Health South West is running an event to examine the impact of a pilot music project in acute hospitals along with the launch of a digital resource to support the development of arts and dementia projects nationally.

Introduction to infant movement – 2 March 2014

The Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy is hosting a series of workshops focusing on the study and understanding of infant movement and its role in psychological development.

Creative writing and reflective practice

The Orchard Foundation is running a series of short courses exploring the impact of creative writing on psychological wellbeing. The courses offer confidence-building writing approaches, with advice on ways to explore themes and find how exercises could be used with others.

Reminiscence symposium – 26 June 2014

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today is an international conference about the role reminiscence can play in dementia care. The European Reminiscence Network is organising the conference at the University of Greenwich (Maritime Site).

Neuroscience, Attachment and Creativity – 26 June 2014

The annual British Association of Art Therapy conference will, this year, explore the relationship between neuroscience, attachment theories and creativity.