Events archive

Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2021 - 20 – 21 May 2021

‘Arts for Brain Health: Social Prescribing as Peri-Diagnostic Practice for Dementia’

An opportunity for GPs, social prescribers, arts and health organisations, educationalists and funders, innovative and creative ageing specialists, local authorities and policy makers to come together and revolutionise the world of social prescribing for brain health.

Final countdown to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021

The final countdown has begun to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021, our annual celebration of the ground-breaking work happening around the country in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. It’s not too late to enter your own event.

Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference: Activism for Social Change – 27 May 2021

Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference aims to celebrate and raise awareness of all of the excellent heritage work that is currently being delivered across Derbyshire. The third conference, entitled 'Activism for Social Change', will explore the role of the arts and heritage sectors in making change, as a tool for protest and in helping to make our voices heard.

How culture and creativity can support changes to the Mental Health Act – 17 May 2021

This webinar follows the closure of the government consultation on Reforming the Mental Health Act (MHA) on 21 April. Ben Spencer MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, will chair a roundtable discussion to explore how culture and creativity can support the four principles on which the proposed reforms to the MHA are based.

Loneliness in the time of Covid. Have we got a fuller picture? – 25 May 2021

Researchers from the Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network, the Closing the Gap Network and the MARCH Network are coming together for a webinar to impart what they have learnt about loneliness in the UK during the pandemic, based on their latest, separate studies.

With Age, Art and Life Become One – 19 May 2021

The removal of much appreciated activities, human contact and services during Covid-19 has taken its toll physically, mentally and spiritually on our older population. How have arts and culture interventions made a difference during these difficult days, what challenges have been faced, and how can the lessons learned help shape the recovery and renewal of services for the future?

Age of Creativity Festival – 1 to 31 May 2021

This year’s Age of Creativity Festival is all about events and activities for, with and by older people. The redesigned website accommodates both online events and downloadable activities for people who are not tech savvy.  

Mindscapes – 19 April to 16 May 2021

Created by SICK! Festival, MINDSCAPES is a free programme of art, events and discussion taking place in Manchester this spring. It explores how the world around us – our homes, our streets, our cities – affects our mental health and the way we feel about our lives.

These are the hands: writing for doctors and health professionals – 4-6 May 2021

This series of three online evening workshops will introduce expressive and creative writing as a pleasurable escape and a means of relieving stress, building resilience and making sense of challenging experiences in a closed supportive group.

The Great Big Art Exhibition – until 7 May 2021

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, Firstsite in Colchester is inviting people from across the UK to make works of art to display in their front windows to create the nation’s largest ever exhibition – a celebration of creativity to counter the gloom of the pandemic.

Colour in Motion, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – until 1 September 2021

British artist Ian Davenport is exhibiting a collection of prints and paintings at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.