North West

'To Serve' screening, Liverpool – 6 April 2017

The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) are holding a screening event and artist discussion exploring the spaces between military, custody and civilian life through the lens of collaborative artworks produced by veterans and artists, including the first public screening of 'The Separate System', a new commission produced by veterans at HMP Altcourse and HMP Liverpool with artist Katie Davies.

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Collective Encouters masterclasses in theatre for social change, Liverpool – from 20 May 2017

Collective Encounters specialises in Theatre for Social Change and is committed to developing innovative and exemplary participatory practices. The company is committed to sharing its learning with the wider sector and providing CPD opportunities for both emerging artists and experienced professionals working across participatory, community and collaborative arts disciplines.

This year's masterclasses will focus on the arts and dementia, participatory theatre, and managing arts projects with a social impact.

Frontiers of Dance and Health symposium, Liverpool – 10 and 11 May 2017

A two-day symposium led by members of the Knowing Body network, involving workshops, films and presentations. Proposals are also invited for 10-minute provocations.

Please see the attached flyer for more details, or read more here.

Recoverism and the Arts: Driving change through collaborative research, Manchester – 25 April 2017

A free one-day event; a collaboration between the Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours Research Group (SUAB), the Arts and Health Research Group at Manchester Metropolitan University and Portraits of Recovery (PORe), which will help develop research around the vital role that the arts and culture can play in the lives of people and communities affected by or in recovery from addiction.

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The Art of Healthcare, Salford and Manchester – until 13 March 2017

A series of events and workshops open to everyone and available for free to healthcare professionals. The programme offers the opportunity to develop or refresh skills applicable to clinical practice, and to be part of a conversation about how the arts can contribute to good healthcare.

“So Many Beauties”, Manchester Cathedral – 6 April 2017

Thursday 6 April 2017, 19:00

Presented by Adages, the performance is a “dementia-friendly oratorio” by Holly Marland, based on work with people with dementia and their carers in the northwest.

Based on an ACE-funded project, with input from guest artists and students from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Artfelt vacancies, Sheffield Children’s Hospital – deadline 28 February 2017

Artfelt is looking for a Project Officer to oversee commissions and redevelopment projects; and a Workshop Coordinator to expand the existing programme.

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Sick! Festival, Manchester and Brighton – 8-25 March 2017

SICK! Festival brings together an international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of the issues the festival addresses.

Winner of the 2015 EFFE Festivals Award as one of the 12 most outstanding European festivals from a pool of 760.

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Wingbeats – 17 November 2016

Manchester’s LIME Music for Health is hosting a conference to explore best practice in music for health.

The event, planned as the first in a series will showcase LIME Music for Health’s current projects through a series of mini presentations, panel discussions and performances with its team of Specialist Musicians, Consultants, Play staff and families that we directly work with and wider members of the Music for Health community.

Art in Hospitals: The Aesthetics of Wellbeing - 28 September 2016

Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery and Museum is hosting a discussion event looking into the impact of art in influencing patient care.

Sociologist Prof David Pilgrim and philosopher Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou explore the role of art in hospitals. The discussion will be followed by an open forum for people interested in the theme of Art, Hospitals and Wellbeing


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