Preview showing of Superjohn in London – 28 July

Prior to performances in Edinburgh. Seen through the eyes of two children, John, a child with leukemia, and his sister Star, Superjohn mixes fantasy and reality to explore how a child uses imagination in overcoming adversity.

As a part of this project, Firehouse Creative Productions attended clinics at the Whittington Hospital and ran creative storygathering workshops with people with experience of childhood cancer.

Koestler Trust – Freelance arts project co-ordinator, Glasgow – deadline 30 July

The Koestler Trust is looking for a freelance co-ordinator to organise and facilitate a high-profile arts project with young people in Glasgow.

The project is to enable a group of young care leavers to curate The Koestler Trust’s 2012 exhibition for Scotland in partnership with Tramway and Glasgow’s Leaving Care Services projects, Launchpad and Arts in the City. The exhibition will showcase artwork produced by prisoners, secure patients and detainees.

Scottish Mental Health Film Festival Call for Entries – deadline 30 June

The 2012 Scottish Mental Health Film Festival is currently inviting submissions for its 2012 awards. This annual open film submission gives film-makers the opportunity to share their work and ideas with audiences across Scotland and internationally.

Dignified Spaces Commission, Ginkgo Projects, Glasgow – deadline 30 December

Patient dignity is a central theme of the New South Glasgow Hospitals.

The selected artist, designer or team undertaking this project will develop a vital element of the Working Well, People and Spaces Therapeutic Design and Art Strategy for the New South Glasgow Hospitals.

Focused on approximately 70 rooms across the Hospitals, variously called quiet, relatives and family rooms, this project aims to create dignified spaces for waiting and the important conversations between staff, patients, and families/carers.

Voyage of Discovery: 15 Years of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland – 11 November

A symposium showing the breadth of clinical practice within the charity and celebrating 15 years of work in Scotland.

There will be a varied programme of presentations, case studies and practical workshops, intended to appeal to all those who have an interest in music therapy.

The Therapeutic Use of Embodied Experiences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

A series of four intensive professional development workshop weekends offering perspectives from Dance Movement Psychotherapy.

These intensive weekends aim to:

   * Introduce selected aspects of the discipline of dance movement psychotherapy

   * Support the development of awareness of relational and personal issues in non-verbal communication

   * Offer embodied knowledge of therapeutic practices with children and adults with diverse abilities to professionals from diverse backgrounds

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Courses at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

QMU is currently actively recruiting for two courses (MSc and short course introduction to the subject) starting in October 2011.


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