Upcoming events

Music Workshops for Families with Early-Stage Dementia – 1 February 2015

Arts 4 Dementia is offering a programme of workshops, starting in 2015, for musicians in the early stages of dementia. Music workshops for musicians in the early stages of dementia, each with a musical partner (family, friend or professional) will start in February at the LCM.

Health Care Quality Improvement Sprint – 2 February 2015

Imperial College Healthcare Trust is running a two day event to bring together clinical staff, researchers, designers and artists to explore the potential to design solutions to challenges in medicine.

War, Art and Surgery – 4 February 2015

Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon is presenting a lecture at the Hunterian Museum about artist Henry Tonks' watercolours documenting the facial injuries suffered by servicemen during the First World War.

The Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme - 5 February 2015

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is running a four day training course for managers in arts organisations, museums and library services interested in engaging with cultural commissioning. Courses cost £180. For organisations trading at less than £25,000 p.a., the cost is £120.

Death discussions – 5 February 2015

Palliative care experts at St Joseph’s Hospice are hosting a Death Café to offer a safe environment where people can drink tea, eat cake and discuss death and dying in a supportive place.

Evaluating arts interventions – 6 February 2015

The University of Winchester is hosting a two day course examining the tools that can be used to measure the impact of arts interventions in health settings.

Arts, resilience and wellbeing for children and young people – 11 February 2015

Lewisham Education Arts Network is running a cross-sector event to explore the ways that the arts can help to develop wellbeing and improved mental health for children and young people.

Light-Life Ignite – 15 January 2015

Light-Life Ignite is a new installation by artist Lorna Carmen McNeill, part of a residency with Wac Arts in Belsize Park.

Experience Poetry Therapy – 24 January 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a three day introduction to poetry therapy for professionals with an interest in offering writing therapies.

Rambert Dance for Dementia Classes – starts 26 January 2015

The details are as follows: Dates and Times 26th Jan 9th Feb 23rd Feb 9th March Classes will be scheduled to take place 10-12pm :

Developing the Evidence – 14 March 2015

Nordoff Robbins is running an intensive workshop for arts therapists and arts and health professionals to develop practical skills in how to monitor and evaluate their services.

Dementia awareness training – 6 February 2015 and 17 March 2015

Two day-long dementia awareness training sessions are available for arts facilitators.

Working together for Health Equalities – 25 March 2015

HEAR (the London network of equalities organisations) is hosting an event to examine the inequalities in health experienced by Londoners. It is seeking case studies from cultural organisations which can be used to demonstrate the impact of the arts on lessening health inequalities.

Stigma in Mental Health

Pindrop Theatre is offering open, weekly workshop sessions as part of a new project to challenge and provoke new perspectives around stigma and mental health.

Singing for wellbeing - participants

New singing groups designed to help improve mental health and wellbeing in West Kent and Medway are searching for members.