Older People

Flourish: Creative Arts Dementia Network courses, Coventry and Croydon – November 2018-March 2019

The Creative Dementia Arts Network is calling for applications for its courses – offering training and resources for arts practitioners interested in working with dementia.

Arts and Health (Eire) national conference – 15 November 2018

The national conference, called "One Thursday at the Gallery – Art, Music, Theatre and Dementia" – will be held at the National Gallery of Ireland, in conjuction with MISA Creative Life and will focus on the increasing deployment of the arts in dementia care.

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Magic Me project coordinator – deadline 15 October 2018

Magic Me is hiring a project coordinator for its Schools and Community programme, providing administrative and practical support for artists, staff, volunteers and project participants. The post-holder will work across Magic Me’s School and Community programme.

The closing date for application is 5pm on Monday 15th October. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th October.

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Royal Brompton Hospital Silver Sunday Fun Palace – 7 October 2018

The Fun Palace afternoon celebrates age, and includes a range of activities to try out, such as Singing for Breathing with Edmund Jeffery, DanceWell with Akademi, crafts with Lesley Greening-Lassoff and virtual reality with SDNA


Age of Creativity Festival – 1-14 October 2018

This Voluntary Arts festival celebrates people who take part in creativity as audiences, participants, volunteers and artists in later life. This year's theme is 'partnership'.

"Why celebrate? Because it's good for you (according to the experts), it's fun (according to everyone) and we want more people to have the chance to take part than ever before."

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Armchair Gallery training: Art, technology and older people – 15 October 2018

15 October 2018, 10:30am to 3:30pm

Age UK London | 6th Floor, Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square | London | WC1H 9NA

We can’t all get to the gallery …

This training offers a first look at Armchair Gallery – a forthcoming app created by City Arts Nottingham, designed specifically for older people, and to bring art and culture into the home.

Participants will learn how to run creative art sessions for older people, including people living with dementia, using the app as part of a specially devised workshop model.

This training will cover:

Sing to Beat Parkinson's training, Derby – 3 November 2018

This Sing to Beat Parkinson's course offers an opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to develop specialist knowledge to run a singing group for people with Parkinson’s and associated conditions, as well as their carers and family members.

The course will be led by:

70 Stories for 70 Years

Call for stories

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is calling for 70 Stories for 70 Years, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in 2018.

We would like these stories to represent your own experience of the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on your own health and wellbeing or that of someone close to you. Stories can take the form of music, paintings, photographs, videos, text or anything else that speaks to culture, health and wellbeing.

Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Cardboard Citizens Theatre of the Oppressed training courses – November & December 2018

These London-based courses are based on participatory "forum theatre" methodologies, and led by Adrian Jackson, Augusto Boal's translator and the founder of Cardboard Citizens.

Since its creation in 1991, the company has been applying Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in homeless hostels, prisons, community centres, schools and theatres – using Boal’s techniques to engage and inspire the most marginalised.


Monday 5 November - Friday 9 November 2018


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