Upcoming events

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.

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.

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.

“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)

National consultation on government’s industrial strategy from Creative Industries Federation

The new consultation launches next month and offers CIF members, or those considering joining, a chance to inform the Federation’s submission to the government consultation.

New international artists’ movement launched to combat populist right

Over 200 leading arts professionals have pledged to take part in exhibitions and art projects around the world to address the rise of right-wing populism through a new international movement, Hands Off Our Revolution.

New young people's project from ActionSpace in Brent - introductory sessions 2, 16 & 30 March 2017

Free visual arts sessions at ACAVA Studios in Barham Park, Brent, for young people with learning disabilities. Introductory sessions are underway, with weekly sessions from April.

King’s Fund leadership summit – early-bird registration deadline 1 March 2017

The seventh national summit focuses on the consequences of the NHS Five Year Forward View across the health sector, and is designed to support experienced leaders from the third sector, NHS, local government and private sector.

Social prescribing: From rhetoric to reality, King’s Fund – 18 May 2017

Social prescribing involves empowering individuals to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to non-medical and community support services.

Transplant and Life, Qvist Gallery, Hunterian Museum – until 20 May 2017

A third collaborative project by artists Tim Wainwright and John Wynne, working closely with patients and staff at the Royal Free and Harefield Hospitals to reveal the intimate experiences of people who have had or are about to undergo an organ transplant.

Storytelling for Health - 16 and 17 June 2017

Booking is now open for the Storytelling for Health conference, which takes place in Swansea on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017

Culture Health and Wellbeing

The second international conference on culture, health and wellbeing will take place in Bristol next June.

A cabinet of rarities: the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne - from 30 January 2017 to 27 July 2017

A new exhibition and season of events at the Royal College of Physicians will mark the life of one of Britain's most important, but least known, intellectual figures.

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.