LAHF news

Changes at LAHF

The LAHF Director, Damian Hebron will be leaving in the early autumn to take up a new role, joining NESTA’s Health Lab. Judith Mellor, LAHF’s Chair said: “Many congratulations to Damian, all of us at LAHF will miss him hugely.

#NHS70 #HealthHaiku

As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week we ran an event with arts charity 64 Million Artists celebrating poetry and wellbeing by encouraging people to write haikus about health. We are going to repeat this on 5 July the 70th anniversary of the NHS and hope you will join in.

Creativity and Wellbeing - another year!

This month’s Creativity and Wellbeing festival was the biggest we have ever run. There were nearly 350 events in London and 100 outside the capital and over 35,000 people attended talks, demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and discussions. Our thanks go to everyone who planned and staged events and everyone who attended. We are tired but very pleased with how it all went!

Capturing Creativity Commission – 20 May 2018

LAHF is seeking a visual artist to help document its annual festival Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The artist will be expected to attend between 2 and 4 key events in the festival and capture them visually in a way which can be recreated digitally.

New LAHF Newsletter - call for submissions

We are taking the opportunity to change the LAHF newsletter too - so, from next month, our newsletter will also become monthly and will be more focused on London news. We want to hear from you about events, opportunities, developments and local stories.

New Policy briefing - sign up

The launch of the new Alliance marks a key moment for London Arts in Health Forum. For the past six years we have steered the development of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and supported the establishment of the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing.

Alliance Launch

Last week the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance launched in Birmingham. This is a new, national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week

This year’s week will focus on different artforms - all the while looking at the theme of quality in arts and health. We are planning a series of events to address the ways in which different artforms contribute to health and wellbeing and how we measure and evaluate quality in the delivery of arts and health.

Training for Clinicians - 27 February 2018

LAHF is running another training day for clinicians interested in the role the arts can play in supporting their practice.

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.

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