Arts & Health South West Awards – deadline 30 March

Arts & Health South West has announced the launch of the Arts & Health South West Awards sponsored by the Fine Family Foundation, designed to celebrate inspirational arts and health work in the South West.

West Midlands Arts & Health Awards 2011: Winners Announced

praXis and Creative Remedies are pleased to announce the winning and highly commended projects for the West Midlands based Arts and Health Awards 2011.. The winning and highly commended projects are:

praXis Social Care Projects Award
Winner: B Arts for Soundstories
Highly Commended: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts for Dementia Poets in Residence

Epic Awards shortlist published

The Epic Awards are an annual showcase for the best in amateur and voluntary arts in the UK. The 2012 shortlisted entries are showcased on the Epic Awards website and the public can vote for their favourites until 16 January when a People’s Choice winner from each country of the UK will be declared.

The shortlists will also be judged by a panel of experts in mid-January and a winner and runner-up will be chosen from each country.

Natwest Community Force Awards announced

Earlier this year, hundreds of charities and community groups applied to be part of CommunityForce. As well as raising awareness of their work on the CommunityForce website, each stood to win an award of £6,000 to put towards their work.

In total, over five and a half thousand eligible applications were made and went forward to the public vote that began in September. The winners have now been announced and full details are available here:

RSPH Award for Well London

The Well London Alliance Partnership has won a Health Promotion and Community Wellbeing award from the Royal Society for Public Health. The award recognises Well London’s achievements and innovative approach to promoting community health in 20 of London's most disadvantaged areas. The award will be presented at the House of Lords in November. The RSPH will also produce an article for the "Perspectives in Public Health" journal in early 2012.

Winners announced for 2011 Hippocrates Prize

Michael Henry, Cheryl Moskowitz and Sandy Goldbeck-Wood are the Open International Winners; and the NHS Winners are Paula Cunningham, Wendy French and Johanna Emeney for the 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine - one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.

Broadcaster and writer Mark Lawson, poet Gwyneth Lewis and leading GP Professor Steve Field, chairman of the National Inclusion Health Board, announced the awards at an International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the University of Warwick on 7 May.


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