Maggie May, Queen’s Theatre – 14-28 March 2020

Former Brookside neighbours Eithne Browne and John McArdle have been cast in a new play by award-winning writer Frances Poet that shines a light onto the experiences of living with dementia. The play was originally commissioned in 2017 as part of Leeds Playhouse’s award-winning Every Third Minute Festival, an innovative seven-week collaborative festival of theatre, dementia and hope co-curated by people living with dementia and their supporters.

Going on with the Flow, Royal Academy of Music – 13 March 2020

Head of Open Academy, Julian West, will lead a talk on his transdisciplinary project, With All, which explored how wellbeing and agency might be affected by co-creative collaboration. Taking place over four weeks at the Wellcome Collection in London, the project involved people with dementia and their partners, as well as researchers, musicians, and dancers.

The talk takes place 6-7.30pm in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. It’s free and no tickets are required.


Entelechy Arts seek a Director – deadline 24 February 2020

Entelechy Arts is a pioneering UK arts company engaged in creating work that reimagines the role of arts and cultural practice at the heart of local communities. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the organisation. Working initially with the support of the Founder Artistic Director (David Slater) and members of the core team, the postholder will support the strategic, creative and social vision for the company that is driven by an understanding of the social and creative needs of its beneficiaries.

Artist commission opportunity at PEER – deadline 10 March 2020

PEER Ambassadors is a programme that provides paid employment and free cultural learning opportunities for young people from BAME and lower socio-economic backgrounds, including the chance to work with the lead PEER Notices artists on artistic projects. PEER is now seeking to commission a dedicated and inspiring artist with experience in developing participatory and socially engaged art projects and a strong will and desire to work with communities.

Evaluator opportunity at the Museum of London – deadline 21 February 2020

Memories of London is an 18-month project led by the Museum of London, funded by the Greater London Authority and developed in partnership with the Alzhiemer’s Society and those living with dementia. Memories of London aims to promote the wellbeing of thoseliving with dementia and their companions.The Museum of London is looking for a research consultant(s) to undertake an evaluation of Memories of London, to analyse learnings from the programme and to enable it to plan for the future.

Full details of the post and how to apply can be found below.


Cultural Engagement Apprentice opportunity at Hackney Council – deadline 1 March 2020

Hackney Council’s Cultural Development Team is seeking a Cultural Engagement Apprentice to support the delivery of the council’s Arts and Cultural Strategy 2019-2022. The small and dynamic team who work with many different organisations and people within the local cultural and creative industries producing art, drama, music, dance, film, literature, media, architecture and heritage.

Full details on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.


Dragon Cafe in the City seeks a Programme Coordinator – deadline 16 February 2020

Mental Fight Club is recruiting a Programme Coordinator who will be responsible for the delivery of Dragon Café in the City (DCC), a fortnightly mental health and wellbeing events programme at Shoe Lane Library. The events series is known as Wellness Wednesdays and was inspired by The Dragon Café, Mental Fight Club (MFC)’s weekly arts and health programme in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church in Borough.

Full details of how to apply can be found below.


Permission to Play 2.0 - a collective care workshop – 29 February 2020

Join Art4Minds for a deep delve into your psyche and a handshake with your inner child.

Reconnect with your playful spirit through a series of guided exercises, where play will be explored in a safe environment. All have the right to share and be seen and heard.

Art skills are not necessary and mistakes are encouraged. All art materials will be provided.

Further information can be found here.


London LASER #30: A Picture of Health – 19 February 2020

London LASER presents an evening of talks and discussion at Central Saint Martins, bringing together artists, curators, scientists, and health professionals to explore the relationships between art, health and medical research.

Topics for discussion will include the considerations of art in a range of health settings, the ethical implications for artists working directly with personal medical experience, and collaborative processes between artists and scientists investigating contemporary medical research.

SLG hosts: Hospital Rooms – 6-23 February 2020

In 2019, Hospital Rooms commissioned artists Sonia Boyce, Harold Offeh, Michael O'Reilly, Jessica Voorsanger, Remi Rough and Tim A Shaw to transform communal spaces at Croydon PICU, a Men's Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital. A Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit is one of the most challenging mental health environments, providing care for people with acute distress and enduring conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar.


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