LAHF Newsletter – 17 October 2018

Welcome to LAHF’s fortnightly newsletter, with all you need to know about arts, health and wellbeing! You can click on any of the headlines below to catch up on news, events and everything arts and health. The newsletter's free to all so do forward it on to any colleagues or friends you think might find it interesting.

In this issue







Tom Trenholm, Chief Executive of the CQC, says the report assesses "both the resilience and the potential vulnerability" of the heath and care sectors; the CQC also highlights an increasing risk of "care injustice".

EU/UK creative industries publish recommendations around Brexit

The British Council, Bozar and the European Cultural Foundation have produced a series of recommendations around Brexit, based on a workshop held in late September with over 60 UK and EU leaders from across the creative industries.

New London public art project to celebrate women

The Mayor's office has announced a new project – LDN WMN, which will focus on women whose work has historically been overlooked. The partnership with Tate Collective will involve 20 new artworks in public locations around the city.

New chair at Live Music Now

Live Music Now has appointed Sir Vernon Ellis to succeed their founding chair Ian Stoutkzer. Ellis has previously been President of English National Opera, and Chair of the National Opera Studio, the Britten-Pears Foundation and the Leeds International Piano Competition.

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The Heart of the Matter exhibition, Peckham – 1-11 November 2018
Inspired by people with heart conditions, their families and clinicians, this exhibition brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart.

Digital drawing and image appropriation workshop – 3 November 2018

Writer and exhibiting artist Jack Burrus-Coomber is hosting a digital drawing workshop at Bethlem Gallery. No art experience is necessary. 
Arts and Health (Eire) national conference – 15 November 2018
"One Thursday at the Gallery – Art, Music, Theatre and Dementia" will be held at the National Gallery of Ireland, in conjunction with MISA Creative Life.

Staging Rehabilitation: Theatre in the criminal justice system – 15 November 2018
This one-day masterclass from Clean Break and Geese Theatre Company is for both theatre artists and criminal justice professionals.

Collaboration Beyond the Academy: Research in Dementia and Culture, Huddersfield – 23 November 2018
This one-day symposium is devoted to research in the broad area of dementia, culture and narrative.

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Magic Little Grants – deadline 31 October 2018

Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust are providing over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups.

Training and education

Clore leadership courses for public engagement specialists – deadline 29 October 2018

The new Clore leadership courses include Wellcome Trust-supported places for people with a track record of engaging the public with science, health or wellbeing.

Music in healthcare trainee placement – deadline 9 November 2018

Pulse Arts CIC is recruiting a musician to join the team for an initial year-long placement as a Music in Healthcare Trainee.

Flourish CDAN courses, Coventry and Croydon – November 2018-March 2019

The Creative Dementia Arts Network is calling for applications for courses offering training and resources to arts practitioners interested in working with dementia.


Submit an abstract to the World Health Congress – deadline 29 October 2018

Two key themes for the 2019 World Health Congress in Manchester will be arts and health, and social change.

The second Storytelling for Health International Conference (27-29 June 2019, Swansea/Cardiff) is seeking contributions on the theme of patient stories.

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ST40 report from Spare Tyre theatre

ST40 is an online heritage project collecting the history of the participatory arts movement and the role Spare Tyre has played in it.

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