Festival

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: 

National Day of Arts in Care Homes – 24 September 2021

The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) is partnering with the Southbank Centre and Manchester Museum to celebrate the inspiring work the arts and creativity to support health and wellbeing in care settings.

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. Discover our resources here.

WEA London Festival – 26 June to 16 July 2021

During the pandemic, adult learning charity WEA ran over a thousand courses online from ESOL to Art History.  Over the summer it has organised the London Festival - a series of events and walks in the capital.

Stroll out of Lockdown and enjoy re-engaging with people, places and learning. Walks will include sketching in Regent’s Park, exploration of Egyptian treasures at the British Museum and drawing the London skyline. Each guided walk is led by a WEA tutor and limited to 12 people at each event.

Student Knowledge Exchange: NHS & RCSSD Project Festival – until 26 March 2021

This celebration of the Student Knowledge Exchange project between The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust shares insights, learning, and achievements from the projects. The events are 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.

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.  

If you’re running a relevant event in May, you are welcome to add it to the Festival’s website. Any event registered before 31 March will be considered for the Activity a Day diary, which will contain a different activity for each day of the month. This will be distributed via Age UK to people at home. 

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. The event is the result of a two-year collaboration between artists and arts organisations in Manchester and The Netherlands who have been working together with local communities.

Find out more about the event

 

Medical Culture Festival: Life Saviours Then and Now – 17-24 February 2021

The London Bridge Medi-Culture District partners are launching a new free online festival to celebrate medical heritage, health and wellbeing in the heart of London Bridge. The online programme of free events includes talks, panel discussions, workshops and walking tours about the history of medicine and the future of health.

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Being Human – 12-22 November 2020

Being Human aims to engage the public with the best innovative research taking place across the humanities. Free events are taking place across the country, led by researchers from 81 universities and research organisations in partnership with artists and performers, museums and heritage sites and community groups and charities. Inspired by this year’s theme ‘New Worlds’ there are events on everything from science-fiction futures, to immersive explorations of the past, to the role of the humanities in the present.

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Festival of ideas – 2-13 November 2020

Join the Centre for Cultural Values for ten days of free online events exploring and questioning the value of culture through a series of discussions and interactive workshops. The programme will include workshops and webinars with opportunities to shape the Centre’s research, hear about research findings and discuss questions of cultural value. All events will have live transcription.

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