Public art

Stroke Odysseys performance and workshops, Eastleigh – 3-5 October 2018

Stroke Odysseys is a new production from choreographer Ben Duke and composer Orlando Gough, based on a residency with Rosetta Life. 

"A daring movement and song project performed by an ensemble of stroke survivors Stroke Odysseys explores intertwined journeys of recovery from stroke and asks how we ever recover from brain injury or how we remember who we are."

The performance is on Thursday 4th October at 7:30pm 

The Point, Leigh Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

There will be a post-show talk with the cast and creative team.

Healthy High Streets

A new report from Public Health England endorses the role of public art in supporting community cohesion and making public spaces accessible to the whole community.

The report which makes a series of recommendations for developing healthy retail and public developments places a strong emphasis on public art as a means to enhance accessibility, create interest, reduce anti-social behaviour and represent diverse communities.

Lost and Found exhibition and drawing workshops, University College Hospital – until 1 November 2017

uclh arts and heritage invites you to Lost and Found

Private View (all welcome) 6.00pm—7.00pm Thursday 26 October 2017

Exhibition dates: 5 October—1 November 2017

The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU

Substantial new dance programme for older people in Yorkshire

One Dance UK, People Dancing and Yorkshire Dance, supported by the National Lottery and Sport England's Active Ageing Fund, are launching a new dance programme across Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster to engage inactive people aged 55 and older in physical activity. The partners will be working with Leeds University to evaluate the project.

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“Autism Hours” at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool has signalled a new commitment to becoming more Autism-friendly, by holding Autism Hours every day during the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign this month. Environmental noise and light was reduced during the hours, from dimmer lights in the gallery shop to turning off hand dryers in the gallery toilets.

Regular Autism Hours will be instituted in the gallery in future.

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Art of the Possible

The NCVO Cultural Commissioning Programme has published a guide for commissioners of health and wellbeing services on partnering with the arts and cultural sector to deliver better outcomes. Targeted at local authorities, CCGs, hospital trusts and other health bodies, it draws on the Cultural Commissioning Programme’s work over the past two years.

It includes practical guidance and case studies, covering aspects of physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

Cost-effective mental health initiatives

Public Health England has launched a new tool for local public health teams identifying the most cost effective mental health programmes. Included in these programmes are creative programmes which impact on older people’s isolation and adults’ workplace health.

Cambridge Hospital arts commission

Addenbrooke's Arts is seeking expressions of interest from illustrators, artists and designers for a new commission for the hospital's Paediatric Day Unit.

Details in the attached brief

Call for papers, “A Sense of Place” – 6 August 2017

The University of Bedfordshire welcomes proposals for a conference - with policymakers in local and regional government, artists and academics through a discussion of the impact of art practice on a sense of place.

Clinical Commissioning Group puts arts at the centre of care

NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group, responsible for planning NHS services for more than 125,000 people, has commited the organisation to commissioning cultural activity, using a "more than medicine" approach to support wellbeing. The CCG hopes to provide a mixed method model that others could follow.

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