LAHF news

Take part in the Westminster Hall Debate on the Effects of the Arts on Health – 11 October 2017

The debate takes place from 4.30-5.30pm. Please spread the word via your networks and tweet about it using the hashtags #APPGAHW and #ArtsHealthWellbeing.

New Chair and Trustees for LAHF

LAHF is delighted to announce the election of a new permanent Chair of the board. Judith Mellor has extensive experience of governance in the arts, disability and social sectors. She was previously Chair of Northampton Theatres and a trustee of The Bush and Graeae.

Westminster Hall debate on arts and health – 11 October 2017

Following the publication earlier this year of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing - Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the Effects of the Arts on Health.

Creativity and Wellbeing Planning - 2018

Creativity and Wellbeing, the annual festival of arts and health, will take place from 2 June to 10 June 2018. LAHF will be organising lectures, talks and showcase events and will be pioneering some new activities too. There will also be opportunities to meet with fellow professionals with an interest in the connections between the arts and wellbeing.

LAHF Blog

Over the past six months, we have commissioned a series of blogs looking at arts and health across the life course. These were designed to support and lead up to the publication of the APPG report of its inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

APPG Inquiry launch

On 19th June, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing will launch its report into the impact of the arts on health. Conducted over 2 years, the report is the most significant evaluation of the role of the arts on health and wellbeing ever conducted in the UK.

New national body for culture, health and wellbeing

Following the announcement of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Organisations, we are pleased to announce that The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing will be merging with the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing to become a new Sector Support Organisation - the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA).

NPO Funding

We were pleased to hear that we would remain a part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations as announced recently. The news means that LAHF’s core activity (including this newsletter!) will continue until 2022.

Creativity and Wellbeing 2018

Following the success of this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing festival we are pleased to announce the dates for next year’s celebration of health and creativity. The week will take place from 4th to 10th June 2018 and we expect it to be bigger than ever. This year, there were over 330 events with more than 35,000 people attending - so start planning for 2018 now!

Creativity and Wellbeing – thank you!

LAHF would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in this year's Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The festival was the biggest yet and we are still recovering! An estimated 35,000 people attended different events right across London and beyond!

Training for clinicians – 21 September 2017

LAHF is offering a short introductory course for doctors, allied health professionals and nurses interested in learning more about the potential of the arts to impact on health.

How important are the arts to healthy ageing? – 15 June 2017

If you work with older people or are interested in how the arts can maintain good health in later life, come along to our partnership event with RADA on Thursday 15 June at which we’ll be hosting an informative panel discussion on arts and ageing.

Our popular LAHF networking event in partnership with Paintings in Hospitals is back! – 14 June 2017

After a second sold-out Connect event last year, we’re pleased to announce that we will be holding another networking opportunity in partnership with Paintings in Hospitals.

LAHF partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital and RADA

For Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, LAHF is exploring how the arts and creativity can have a considerable role in enhancing our health and wellbeing throughout the life course. With the resources, support and buy-in from key decision makers, the arts can realise their potential to generate wellbeing, improve our health and social care services, and create a healthy, more equal society.

Chair, London Arts in Health Forum – deadline 5 April 2017

London Arts in Health Forum is recruiting a Chair for its Board of Trustees. This voluntary post is a senior leadership role in the field of arts in health and the organisation is seeking a visionary candidate with the personality and capacity to head the organisation at an exciting time in its development.

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