Events archive

Student Knowledge Exchange project: Festival Week – 21 to 28 June 2021

The festival’s events will be centred around the individual programmes undertaken as part of the broader Innovating Knowledge Exchange: Student Involvement in Delivering Better Patient Experience in the NHS project jointly funded by Research England and the Office for Students.

These include: 

Animated Tales Workshop – 26 June 2021

Animation is a powerful medium to use in a variety of settings allowing participants to tell and reclaim their story. This online workshop will give you a foundation into using animation and story in community and health settings from an experiential, theoretical and practical perspective. 

Art & Mental Health with Christopher Bailey from WHO – 30 June 2021

The Arts and Health Lead at the World Health Organization will introduce his newly established program that looks at the research agenda around the health benefits of the arts, in everyday life as well as an instrument in the field.

The program sets the research agenda, working with local communities and global media on promoting good health through and with the performing arts.

Mental health and the joy of creativity, with Arlo Parks – 3 June 2021

BRIT-award winning singer-songwriter Arlo Parks has curated a panel for The Guardian Live to explore the overwhelmingly positive relationship between creativity and mental health. Cecilia Knapp, Young People's Laureate for London, and JJ Tatten, CEO of The Warren Youth Project in Hull, will join Arlo to discuss how young people can access the benefits of the arts.

Neurophototherapy: Sonia Boué and Jennifer Gilbert in conversation – 18 June 2021

To mark World Autistic Pride Day, Disability Arts Online are hosting Sonia and Jennifer in conversation about Sonia's Neurophototherapy Project that explores the use of photography and collage to recover from a lifetime of identification with the wrong neurological-type.

Thriving Communities webinar: Heritage and Social Prescribing – 9 June 2021

This free webinar, hosted by the National Academy for Social Prescribing, will explore how connecting with heritage and the historic environment can improve our wellbeing, how heritage can be used in social prescribing to increase people’s health and wellbeing and how heritage can work with other sectors.

Enabling creativity in a restricted regime – 8 June 2021

Clinks are launching their new guide, Creativity in a restricted regime: a guide for prison staffat an event supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

The Role of Culture in the Health & Wellbeing of Young People – 9 June 2021

Following on from their event on older people, this Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland event will discuss the role of arts and culture in the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Art Therapy Practice Research Network Symposium – 4 June 2021

This symposium, hosted by the British Association of Art Therapists, will include presentations on the best coproduction approach in different areas of art therapy practice and research. Art therapy and coproduction have much to offer each other.

Creative Ageing Forum - Older people and arts, health and wellbeing – 17 June 2021

Following interest from its members, Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network has launched a forum to explore Creative Ageing. Join this meeting to explore how Leeds is becoming an age-friendly city and hear examples of great practice happening in the region.

Creative Lives: Tackling Inequalities – 2-3 June 2021

This virtual conference will investigate how creative health approaches and social prescribing can be used to connect and communicate life through generations. It aims to provide interdisciplinary cohesion and a bridge between the academic world and the general public, and between policy and third sector organisations.

Mad Hearts 2021: Futuring Mental Health through the Arts – 10 to 11 June 2021

This annual conference, being held online, promotes productive intersections between creative arts and mental health through a mixture of conference talks, discussion forums, and creative enquiry activities (reflection through art-making).

The Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021 – 21-23 June 2021

Drawing on over 200 submissions from 20 countries, there will be 100+ live sessions and 10 country panels from around the world. CHW21 will showcase inspiring arts and health work from across the globe and encourage lively debates informed by different perspectives spanning policy, research, practice, lived experience and co-production.

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.