Arts for health next forum meeting Wednesday 28 November 2018- 12:00- 14:00 at Southampton Voluntary Services, Kingsland Square, Southampton SO14 1NW: Shared Lunch to network and celebrate The Arts within Health 2018
Age of Creativity Festival October 2018 The second Age of Creativity festival will run for the first two weeks of October 2018. Events are being planned now. http://ageofcreativity.co.uk/festival/
I'm Still Here exhibition, London – 19 September-4 November 2018I'm Still Here is the Koestler Trust’s eleventh exhibition in partnership with Southbank Centre; this year’s work has been selected by the families of current prisoners.
Stroke Odysseys performance and workshops, Eastleigh – 3-5 October 2018 Stroke Odysseys is a new production from choreographer Ben Duke and composer Orlando Gough, based on a residency with Rosetta Life. "A daring movement and song project performed by an ensemble of stroke survivors Stroke Odysseys explores intertwined journeys of recovery from stroke and asks how we ever recover from brain injury or how we remember who we are." The performance is on Thursday 4th October at 7:30pm The Point, Leigh Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9DE There will be a post-show talk with the cast and creative team. There will also be workshops for dance practitioners and healthcare professionals on 3, 4 and 5 October. Read more and book: Performance Read more and book: Workshops
Campaign to End Loneliness conference, London 9 October 2018 “Be More Us: Belonging and Community” is the Campaign’s 4th annual conference and seeks to celebrate, showcase, and explore the role of culture, sport and the arts in tackling loneliness. Read more
Power of Music conference, University of Nottingham – 12 October 2018 This one-day conference will focus on music in health and social care, in partnership with the Institute of Mental Health, Room 217 Foundation, Live Music Now, MHA and Lakeside Arts, the Conference will feature interactive workshops showcasing local performers and projects, such as Opus Music, the Nottingham People’s Choir and JoCo Learning & Development. Key speakers also include Dr Corene Hurt-Thaut, Dr Ming Hung Hsu and Gareth Gates. The conference is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music plays in care, including care providers, family and volunteer caregivers, care receivers, care workers, musicians, faith-based and community agencies, students, researchers, policymakers and the community. Register here https://twitter.com/UoNCPD for updates
Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, Leeds – 9-10 November 2018This two-day conference aims to explore the diverse ways in which researchers and practitioners work together to enhance our understanding and practice around music in health and therapeutic contexts. £80 student rate £115 SEMPRE members £150 standard rate For all enquiries, please contact the conference organisers (Dr Freya Bailes/Dr Karen Burland) at email@example.com. Read more, including the provisional programme
Engage 2018: A Social Prescription, Manchester 13-14 November 2018 This year’s Engage conference focuses on collaborations between the arts, health and education and is hosted by the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, a centre for excellence in arts and health. Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education. Read more
Our Future Likes exhibition, Bethlem Gallery – until 16 November 2018Our Future Likes explores on- and off-line lives, and the impact of the internet on our mental health; as well as showing some of the artists and young people taking positive steps to explore how we can make the internet a more positive and contemplative space, where we can begin to take charge of our futures. Read more
Residential course on arts and health research, Snape Maltings – 4-8 February 2019
Applicants are invited to join a week-long research intensive on Arts and Health to be held at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, 4-8 February 2019. This is delivered as a partnership between the Arts Health Early Career Research Network, UCL and the University of Florida Centre for Arts in Medicine and is a 5-day residential programme that will provide a rich introduction to the evidence base around the arts in health and fundamentals of evaluation and research. It is suitable both for those new to the field and those with some prior research and evaluation experience.
Across the week, participants will get the chance to:
explore the development and scope of the field
learn about psychological, physiological, social and behavioural effects
discover research and evaluation methodologies
discuss practicalities and issues in carrying out research
engage in group-based debates, activities and presentations
The course is now open for applications. There is an early bird discount rate available until 1 December 2018 and scholarships available if you apply before 10 September.
Read more for the course programme, fees and application process. Please note that spaces are limited and filling fast.