Wales

Reconstructing Ourselves – 6 October 2015

This one day event is the culmination of an Arts and Research project in complex breast reconstruction. It will showcase the way in which artists have worked with clinical staff and women with breast cancer to creatively develop new methods of delivering care.

Writing for Wellbeing Conference – 14 March 2015

Lapidus Day 2015: Writing and Words for Wellbeing Conference offers an insight into new developments in writing and health. 

The conference, which will take place in Cardiff, will include presentations by keynote speakers Jeff Wallace, Professor of English at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Fiona Hamilton, writer and therapeutic writing facilitator and author of Bite Sized.

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People Dancing – 13-15 November 2014

The Foundation for Community Dance is mounting an international event at Wales Millennium Centre with a broad programme of presentations, practical workshops and commissioned performances.

Aiming to provide relevant, stimulating and inspirational sessions for all types of artist, teacher and leader, People Dancing will include performances, workshops and key speakers from across the world. One, two or three-day passes are available, from £70 to £235.

Writing in Health and Social Care - 22 to 27 September 2014

A week-long, residential course designed to explore the different ways writing can be used with and by patients, clients and service users and in health, educational or community settings.

Paintings in Hospitals Regional Co-ordinator, South Wales – deadline 26th August 2013

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking an experienced and creatively-minded salesperson to increase the number of health and social care sites using its services in South Wales. Based at home, the Regional Coordinator (Wales) will generate leads and approach sites on behalf of the charity. Working with volunteers, they will also oversee the selection, transportation and installation of artworks from the charity’s Welsh art library, located at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Research to link the arts to health policy development

A new research project led by the Cardiff School of Social Sciences will use creative arts practices to help inform health-related policy and service development. Funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the ‘Representing Communities’ project, will analyse existing representations of local communities and use arts engagement to generate new ways of representing local communities to policy-makers as they develop new health frameworks.

Using the Arts to Develop Health and Wellbeing, Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning - October 2013

This new introductory course will focus on how to use artistic skills with others. Students will learn about the different needs of client groups, how to plan accessible workshops, develop their teaching/facilitation skills, and experience new practical creative skills relevant to their professional development.

Working with Others is accredited at Higher Education Level 2 (NQF level 5) of 30 credits and will be run part-time (in 3 hour slots) over 7 months.

Arts in Health & Wellbeing Project Coordinator/Artist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board – deadline 29 April 2013

An Arts in Health opportunity has arisen within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Working across the whole of North Wales, this post will help support the delivery of a programme of arts in health activity. This area of work is well established within the board and enjoys positive partnerships with regional and national colleagues and organisations.

RGRM - Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm & Music method training

Introductory Course taking place in London 22&23 April, and in Cardiff 28&29 April 2013.

Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm and Music is a method of physical therapy which can help memory, balance and physical co-ordination, as well as aiming to develop creativity and stimulate energy.

National arts in criminal justice conference, Cardiff – 14 March

This year’s Arts Alliance conference and annual meeting, ‘Transforming rehabilitation through the arts’, will explore how the arts can fit into the ever shifting policy context. The event will include a number of presentations from academics and policy makers, including the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) as well as practical workshops led by leading arts and criminal justice organisations. The conference will be followed by the opening of the Koestler Exhibition curated by young people from HMP YOI Parc.

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