Outside In Online

Outside In has launched an online shop offering artworks from across the country by artists who have traditionally been excluded from the arts world – often as a result of ill health or disability.

Big Draw launch

The 2015 Big Draw has launched with the theme this year of Every Drawing Tells a Story.

The annual event will run through October and is now open for people to register – with over 1,000 expected to take part this year. The theme was launched in a short film with Big Draw patron Andrew Marr discussing his relationship with drawing and particularly his drawing hero Henri Matisse. 


New publication for nursing and culture

PRN Magazine is a new publication for nurses exploring culture, wellbeing and lifestyle.

It is an online publication with features and analysis exploring representations of nursing in the media and artistic responses to the challenges of nursing, along with illustration, photography and design.


Dementia, culture and ethnicity – 20 May 2015

The Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum is hosting the launch of a new book Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity, as part of its quarterly programme of events exploring issues in dementia care.

Bethlem Gallery and Museum formally opened

Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry formally opened Bethlem Hospital’s new Gallery and Museum space last week.

Oxford’s new Centre for Medical Humanities

Oxford Brookes University has established a new Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) to expand the work previously conducted through the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society.

The Centre brings historians of medicine together with scholars from History, History of Art, Philosophy, Social and Life Sciences as well as Anthropology and Religion. It thus aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration amongst staff and students through a range of new research and teaching initiatives.

Arts Council Advocacy

Arts Council England has launched an advocacy toolkit for arts organisations. It features a range of guidance for organisations wishing to work with the media and policy-makers to make the case for arts.


BBC launches Get Creative

The BBC has launched Get Creative, a year-long celebration of arts, culture and creativity. Designed to encourage participation in the arts the programme starts with a series of debates about the impacts of the arts.

From digital art to fine art, from design to ballet, from poetry to hip-hop, Get Creative celebrates all forms of art. It has a dedicated website and series of programmes across all BBC platforms.


Directory of health and wellbeing forums in London

An introductory health and wellbeing forum directory for London has been produced to signpost voluntary and community organisations working with a specific focus across the capital.

Produced by LVSC, the directory comprises Health & wellbeing, Equality, faith/interfaith, mental health, BME and LGBT forums and provides a link into specialist expertise in aspects of community health in specific localities.

Dragon Café Celebrates its centenary

South London’s Dragon Café has celebrated its 100th session with a range of special events.

The café, opposite Borough Tube is open every Monday to provide a calming environment to celebrate creativity for people of all mental experience. The café has launched a fundraising campaign to support its ongoing services.



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