Upcoming events

Dementia Friendly Heritage Network Meeting, Brodsworth – 21 October 2019

The Dementia Friendly Heritage Network (DFHN) invites interested parties to a free networking and skills sharing event.

Arts & Health Hub: October Peer Group – 21 October 2019

The Arts & Health Hub is a community of artists and cultural producers interested in or working in the field of arts and health. It runs free monthly peer groups to discuss and further individual's artistic practice.

DATA, HEALTH AND THE ARTS: Creating space, bridging boundaries, Brighton – 23 October 2019

Join The University of Brighton’s ART/DATA/HEALTH team to debate the cutting-edge field of digital and data art for health and wellbeing.

Social prescribing in arts, health & wellbeing settings – 23 October 2019

Age Action Alliance and Flourishing Lives are holding a free workshop providing practical support for services for older people.

The Artist of Our Freedom, Barbican – 23 October 2019

Hear from internationally acclaimed poet, novelist and playwright Ben Okri as he reads from his abounding oeuvre and converses with Lamis Bayar, Chair of Mental Fight Club and a founder of Dragon Café in The City, about madness and reason, freedom and living.

Your Mental Health Story, 65 Curzon Street – 26 October 2019

Centric Projects and Mala Vadgama are hosting a free photographic exhibition event with performances from spoken word poets, artists, singers, mindfulness coaches and counsellors from the BAME community. 

Weight Wait, Blue Elephant Theatre – 25 October 2019

Choreographer Caldonia Walton and collaborator Katharine Richardson have developed a new dance theatre work exploring mental health.

Stories from the Body, Moving Pieces – 28 October-16 December 2019

This eight-week course uses mask-making, physical theatre approaches and body-based skills to support self-regulation. 

Arts & Health South West Annual Conference 2019, Plymouth – 31 October-1 November 2019

The AHSW is hosting a two-day conference around the theme Creativity at the Heart of Human Flourishing.

Power of Music in Health and Social Care 2019, Nottingham – 4 November 2019

Following the success of its first Power of Music in Health and Social Care Conference in October 2018, the University of Nottingham has announced its second conference .

What Does it Mean to Age Creatively? Manchester – 4 November 2019

The British Society of Gerontology's Creative Ageing Special Interest Group are leading this event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. 

Here’s a health to the company: Social singing, health and wellbeing, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance – 15 November 2019

Here’s a health to the company will gather the energy of researchers and practitioners in the field of social singing, health and wellbeing. 

Art & Protest: What’s there to be mad about? London - to 8 November

Bethlem Gallery presents this group exhibition of artworks and protest ephemera curated by artist and activist Dolly Sen. 

Death and Diversity: Exploring Creative Equality and Inclusion – 15 November 2019

The Arts team at St Christopher’s Hospice are mounting their fourth conference Facing Death Creatively to explore how the Arts can be utilised to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement.

Early Stage Dementia Awareness training for Art facilitators and Arts organisations, Science Museum – 22 November 2019

Arts 4 Dementia is running a full-day training session designed to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers.