Upcoming events

Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training – 7 December 2017

A day designed to offer arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers.

Call for Papers: European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition – deadline 8 December 2017

The Call for Papers is now open for the fourth European Healthcare Design 2018 (EHD2018) Congress & Exhibition, organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange around the theme of "Utopia or dystopia? Visioning the future of health".

Open Afternoons – 18 October, 15 November & 13 December 2017

Arts and mental health charity, CoolTan Arts is hosting monthly Open Afternoons for anyone with an interest in how the creative arts can help improve mental wellbeing.

New tea dances from Akademi, Chingford and Leyton – from 25 January 2017

Akademi are hosting a new series of monthly tea dances throughout 2017 supported by Waltham Forest Culture, with opportunities to work with professional dancers and dance to Quadrille, Bollywood, Salsa, Lindy Hop and more. Cost: £5. Free to carers.

Call for papers: Conference panel on Organ Transplantation and Art – deadline 8 January 2018

As part of the Royal Anthropological Society’s conference Art, Materiality and Representation in June 2018, conveners John Wynne and Abin Thomas are inviting proposals to participate in a panel entitled "Organ transplantation and art: The politics and ethics of representation".

The science and culture of sleep and sleeplessness – 10 January 2018

This symposium will include perspectives on sleep and sleeplessness from clinicians, biologists, historians, artists, and cultural critics.

"Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?" exhibition, London – until 14 January 2018

The Wellcome Collection's latest exhibition brings together over 200 objects from public and private collections worldwide to examine the often subliminal nature of graphic design in shaping our environment, health and sense of self.

Writing for Wellbeing – Start date: 15 January 2018

An eight week online course to explore the ways in which therapeutic and reflective writing can be used and allow you to experience its value directly.

Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care – 18&19 January 2018

The European Reminiscence Network is inviting applications for a 2-day training course to be held at the University of Greenwich.

Singing to Beat Parkinson’s – 29 & 20 January 2018

Snape Maltings in Suffolk is hosting a free weekend training workshop for practitioners planning to lead music and singing sessions for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Arts in Health Research Intensive 29 January 2018 - 2 February 2018

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and the Arts Health Early Career Research Network is offering a five day introduction to the field of arts in health and fundamentals in evaluation and research.

The Future of Creativity in Psychological Therapies – 2 March 2018

A conference organised by Central and Northwest London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts to address the relationship between psychological therapies, emergent paradigms and collaborations. Cost: £70 – £125.63 2 March 2018, 0900-1700 THE ORTUS CENTRE

Training for Clinicians - 27 February 2018 and 6 March 2018

LAHF is running two more training days for clinicians interested in the role the arts can play in supporting their practice.

Health and Care Explained – 7 March 2018

The King’s Fund is running a day long event to offer an introduction to how the health and care system currently works and how it is changing. The informal day of learning and networking offers “the answers to questions you’ve always been afraid to ask.”