Objects of Meaning & Importance, UCLH – 27 February-26 March 2020

An exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and those who have been diagnosed with cancer

Mattering: An Introduction to the Relational Approach – from 25 February 2020

Flourishing Lives has scheduled three new dates in February, March and April 2020 for its CPD-accredited training.

The course is designed for people working at any level in arts, charity and public sector services and provides a practical framework and skill set to develop effective and genuine interpersonal connections.

Expressions of interest sought for UCLH commissions – deadline 21 February 2020

University College London Hospitals is inviting expressions of interest from artists to create two site-specific artworks celebrating the charity and the patients of Haematology Cancer Care, UCLH Charity.

Create Your Own Work, Heart of Movement – 21 March 2020

Gain the skills and confidence to set your career on a fulfilling and successful path. Drawing on sixteen years’ experience of successfully creating work for themselves, Tasha Colbert and Céline Butté will cover creative visioning and action planning, the practical steps for creating work, how to set up as a business or Social Enterprise and how to market your work. An enjoyable, experiential and practical day, with time to draw, move and write. You will have the space to ‘vision’ the work you want to do and begin planning how to turn your dream into a reality.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Course, Dementia Pathfinders – 4 March 2020

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is an evidence-based group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. This interactive course aims to give learners an overview of how to deliver CST. It will include a background about CST and how it can be used, research overview and detailed presentation of the treatment, including DVD footage and role-play. Training is led by a Clinical Psychologists with extensive experience in offering CST.

Further information can be found here

Sleep medicine, art and literature – Ars longa, vita brevis – 4 February 2020

Join the Royal Society of Medicine to explore the links between sleep, sleep disorders and all form of art, literature, and music including modern digital media. Influential visiting speakers will include Meir Kryger MD, author and professor at Yale School of Medicine and Sally Vickers, the bestselling novelist whose first novel ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ was a word of mouth bestseller. Attendees can expect to understand public perception of sleep and sleep disorders and the role that the arts play and the effect of specific musical frequencies upon the sleeping brain.

Training for Musicians in Mental Health Settings, Contented Music Club – 19 April 2020

This training day, held by singing practitioners Lea Cornthwaite and Nicola Wydenbach, who specialise in working with people with mental health issues, will offer practical insights into how to work in this sector as well as a toolkit of useful songs, ideas and practice. The Mind and Soul Community Choir will also be taking part so trainees can gain real life skills and meet people with lived in experience.
Further information can be found here.

The Texture of Air, Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals – from 10 February 2020

On the Record and ScreenDeep are launching a permanent public art exhibition in UCLH's new hospital. It marks the end of a three-year research project documenting the move of the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear, and Eastman Dental Hospitals, involving several artists of international calibre.

Further information can be found here.


Dance for the Brain, Arts4Dementia – 18 February-14 April 2020

Free, weekly creative dance classes at Siobhan Davies Dance for people with mild cognitive impairment or early symptoms of dementia – referred or self-referring through social prescribing in Southwark – to engage the body and brain through movement and co-created choreography.

Further information can be found here.

Creative and Credible: An Introduction to Arts and Health Evaluation – 18 & 19 March 2020


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