HEartS project seeks evidence on music and wellbeing

The HEartS project is currently trying to find out whether and how music works in all of our lives to impact our wellbeing. HEartS is a collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music, which explores the impact of the arts and culture on health and wellbeing.

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Our Future Likes exhibition, Bethlem Gallery – until 16 November 2018

Our Future Likes explores on- and off-line lives, and the impact of the internet on our mental health; as well as showing some of the artists and young people taking positive steps to explore how we can make the internet a more positive and contemplative space, where we can begin to take charge of our futures.

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Evening course: Perceptions of Self and Other, Shoreditch – 4 & 11 October 2018

This CPD-certified, creative course explores our perceptions of self and how these can be reframed to support healthy and positive personal and professional development.

£60 per person; Thursday, 4th and 11th October 6-8pm

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:

Survey on heritage collections, health and wellbeing – closes 28 September 2018

Open Heritage Depots is conducting a survey to look at the pros an cons of working with heritage collection in the context of health and care, and to identify new models of work with wellbeing.

The survey is meant for staff (including volunteers) at museums, archives, libraries (with special collections) and other heritage associations that use their collections for wellbeing activities.

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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.

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.

Community choir musical director, Watford – deadline 16 August 2018

Watford Palace Theatre is seeking a freelance Musical Director to lead the Watford Palace Theatre Community Choir for regular summer and Christmas concerts and community events and fundraisers across Hertfordshire and beyond.

The WPTCC currently has over 40 members from the local community who meet regularly during term time for 11 sessions. Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Theatre’s Steve Burke Rehearsal Studio or at a local venue within walking distance of the theatre.

Deadline: Friday 16th August 2018, 12pm

Youth Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The Cultural Learning Alliance and charity Place2Be have published a briefing paper highlighting the ways in which young people’s engagement with arts and culture impact positively on their health and wellbeing.

The paper draws on the All Party Parliamentary Group report Creative Health to highlight research and evidence which supports the case for culture as a means of improving children and adolescents’’ health and wellbeing.


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