Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Kids in Museums launch wellbeing resource and museum award

To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 the charity Kids in Museums launched a new resource that explores how museums can work with children and families to support their wellbeing, focusing on two case studies from Manchester Museum and the Whitworth.
 

Creativity and Wellbeing Week reimagined

We are happy to share that, alongside our partners the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), we have re-imagined Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020.

We may not be able to come together in the same way, but we do want to provide a space where people can celebrate the incredible individuals and organisations that work in this sector. 

Creativity and Wellbeing Week Update

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020. As a festival focusing on health and wellbeing, we feel as though it would be irresponsible to encourage public events at this time. We understand that this is not yet official government advice, however, given the timing of the festival, we are concerned that it will be taking place at a possible peak of the virus.

This is a fast-moving situation and is entirely unprecedented for all of us, so please bear with us as we navigate the next few weeks.

Connect 35, Magpie Dance

To celebrate their 35th anniversary, Magpie Dance have launched Connect 35, a free, online, participatory dance opportunity, set to break barriers to dance. People with and without a disability, and with and without dance experience, are encouraged to make and upload their own dances, using the number 35 as their inspiration. 

Further information can be found here.

 

 

 

Sign up for Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020

We are delighted to announce the Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020 website is now live with an amazing new look and lots of information about this year’s festival, taking place 18-24 May.

We partner with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance to run the UK-wide festival which promotes the importance of arts and culture on people’s health and wellbeing.

Looking Back Looking Forward

 

January 2020 marks a year of being in the role of Director for London Arts in Health. New Year is always a good time to reflect and look forward and so I thought I would round up some of what I have learnt a year in as well as what I am looking forward to.

Creative Festivals Partnerships Event with optional networking - 31 January 2020

Join us for a Networking and Information Event to discuss London plans for Creativity & Wellbeing Week, Get Creative and Age of Creativity

This is an opportunity to:

  • hear about the Creative Festivals Partnership
  • start planning your involvement in the festivals
  • network with others in London and plan joint activities

The Creative Festivals Partnership aims to turn May 2020 into a month of creativity and culture through the coming together of three festivals:

Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 Dates Announced

Following a hugely successful Creativity and Wellbeing Week held in 2019. London Arts in Health Forum, along with our partner the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance are delighted to announce that the next  festival will be held between 18-24 May 2020.

In 2019 the festival became national, after seven years of being based in London. The week was the biggest yet with the number of events doubling since last year.

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!

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. Monday 4th June will focus on music, Tuesday on visual art, Wednesday will look at theatre and Thursday dance. Finally the week will close with a celebration of all things literary on Friday 8th June.

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