4-10 June 2018
Images from Left: top row, Portugal Prints (BWW Mind), detail from Home from sea. All at sea. by David Fried, photograph by Kristina Page, Programme “Susitikime muziejuje” at the National gallery of Art in Lithuania, Organiser NGO “Socialiniai meno projektai”, Photograph by Povilas Šnaras, middle row, National Centre for Circus Arts, Art workshop, Bethlem Gallery, Young Patients taking part in a Paintings in Hospitals art workshop at Great Ormond Street Hospital, bottom row, Trinity Laban’s Inspired not Tired Programme, Photograph by Belinda Lawley, Maria Lusitano, Deborah Besana
Welcome! A Quality Experience! Welcome to the seventh annual London Creativity and Wellbeing festival of culture and health curated by London Arts in Health Forum. This year we feature over 350 events and our focus is on quality. We are looking at the internal qualities that we feel when we take part in culture; exploring the ways in which artists and organisations can improve the quality of their work; and, most of all, asking how arts and culture can contribute to everyone’s quality of life - especially people whose lives are affected by ill health. This festival reveals the hundreds of artists and organisations working to give people the chance to benefit from the wellbeing impact of culture. At the core of the festival we have curated a series of events focusing on different artforms. On Monday we look at music, Tuesday art and museums, Wednesday theatre and Thursday dance before on Friday we focus on poetry. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the support of all our partner organisations, all of our events cost £5 or less. They offer a great introduction to what happens when you bring together arts and culture with health. We are delighted that this year, the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London has co-ordinated The Arts in Mind series which runs through the festival with events exploring the cutting edge of innovative research in creativity and health. There are also loads of events from exhibitions, performances and debates as well as lots of opportunities to have a go at different creative activities and to learn how it might impact on your own health and wellbeing. As well as the events listed in this brochure there are even more which can be found on the website at www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk and we will be highlighting lots more on Twitter (@LahfArtsHealth) and on Facebook. For all events please check times and details online. Since we are focusing on quality this year, we are commissioning artists, thinkers and clinicians to share with us their thoughts on the future of culture and wellbeing; specifically how to get the best out of culture for our health and wellbeing. During the week and afterwards we will be sharing more about this on Twitter. We believe in the power of creativity to change people’s lives for the better - and we want more opportunities for everyone to experience the life-enhancing benefits of the arts and culture. Join us this week in a whirlwind of Creativity and Wellbeing!
Damian Hebron LAHF Director
Neil Parker Festival Co-ordinator
3 MONDAY 4 JUNE - Music FESTIVAL LAUNCH Music in care homes: luxury or necessity? 11:00 - 16:00 Nightingale House 105 Nightingale Ln, London SW12 8NB £5 music-in-care-homes.eventbrite.co.uk Live Music Now and London Arts in Health Forum present a day to explore the contribution of live music to quality provision in adult social care. A range of workshops, panel discussions and performances will support contributions from some of the key policy-makers in the field of culture and health.
• The Rt Hon. the Lord Howarth of Newport CBE, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing. • Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, the Care Quality Commission. • Deborah Bull CBE, former dancer with The Royal Ballet and now Assistant Principal for London at King’s College London. • Gemma Jolly, Knowledge Manager, Alzheimer’s Society. • Richard Ings, Senior Manager, Special Projects, Arts Council England. • Evan Dawson, Executive Director, Live Music Now.
Photo: Evan Dawson
Photo: Clint Randall
Confirmed speakers include:
4 TUESDAY 5 JUNE - Artists and Museums Collections, Communities and Artists 10:00 - 12:30 Rockefeller Building, University College London, 21 University Street, WC1E 6DE Free collections-communities-artists.eventbrite.co.uk
This workshop will ask what models museums can use to work with artists, how artists can work with collections, what communities want from health and wellbeing projects in museums? Come and hear from artists who are using museum collections to inform their work and inspire community collaborations. Take part in some creative activities to get you thinking how you could do the same and explore how museums and artists can better work together. Confirmed speakers include: • • •
Harvinder Bahra and Laura Phillips Heads of Community Partnerships, British Museum Guy Noble, Arts Curator, uclh arts and heritage Professor Helen Chatterjee, University College London
Connect 2018 18:00 - 20:30 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU £2.50 www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/Event/connect-2018 After three sold-out years, Connect has become a major feature in the culture and health calendar. Paintings in Hospitals and London Arts in Health Forum are back with more networking delights. Join us, and a host of forward-thinking arts and health professionals, at Connect 2018. Whether you’re looking for collaboration or inspiration, come and enjoy an evening of drinks and networking amidst two new exhibitions produced in partnership with Arts Council Collection and Central Saint Martins. We’ll be inviting leading thinkers, researchers, clinical commissioners, artists and more. All you need to do is turn up, take part, and see what we can do when we put our heads together. Connect 2017, Paintings in Hospitals
© The Trustees of the British Museum. Photograph by Benedict Johnson
The British Museum, University College London and London Arts in Health Forum host a morning of hands-on thinking about the way museum professionals, artists and the public can collaborate to inspire community health.
5 WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE - Theatre Excellence in Theatre and Health 14:00 - 18:00 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY £5/event, £8 to attend both excellence-in-theatre-and-health.eventbrite.co.uk An afternoon blending performance and discussion to understand the ways in which theatre can engage and improve good health. It is possible to book for a single event or for the whole afternoon. 14:00 - 16:00 Achieving excellence in hospital settings. A seminar exploring the ways in which theatre can be created, produced and toured to acute hospital settings, creating new interactions for adults and children in hospital. The seminar will examine good practice in commissioning theatre, co-production, developing content and consulting with patients as well as addressing issues such as infection control, privacy and confidentiality and security. Confirmed speakers include: • Dr Katharine Low, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama • Rebecca Seymour, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust • Stephanie Jalland, Hoodwink Theatre • Susie Hall, Great Ormond Street Hospital • Faith Rowley, Peut-Être Theatre
Photo: Rebecca Seymour
16:30 - 18:00 Artistry and Quality in Community Practice? A seminar bringing together theatre and performance makers and participants to examine challenges and best practice when working in community settings around issues of mental health and recovery. The seminar will discuss different approaches and reflect on ways of working which celebrate participants as artists and consider how to best create community interventions for mental health benefits utilising theatre and performance. Confirmed speakers include: • • • •
Kindred Minds Theatre Group Fallen Angels Gail Babb, Talawa Theatre Company Dr Zoe Zontou, Liverpool Hope University
Photo: Andrew Millar 2018
6 THURSDAY 7 JUNE - Dance Dance Together: Best practice in dance, health and aging 10:30 - 12:30 Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG Free, booking essential dance-together.eventbrite.co.uk Green Candle and London Arts in Health Forum, in association with People Dancing, are coming together to present a morning symposium exploring the way dance can impact positively on health in later life. The event will examine what is needed to ensure quality in provision of dance and how dance can build fruitful relationships with therapies like physiotherapy and with agencies such as the NHS in hospitals, community services and GP practices. Confirmed speakers include: Fergus Early, Green Candle Dance Company Debra Quartermaine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Claire Farmer, Akademi Filipa Pereira-Stubbs, DanceMoves Professor Emma Redding, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Kiki Gale, Director, Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK at People Dancing
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Dance Well at Harefield Library, Copyright Akademi 2017
Green Candle Senior Dancers performing in Art Night, London 2017
7 FRIDAY 8 JUNE - Poetry and Literature Health Haiku All day, @LAHFArtsHealth & @64M_Artists #CreativityandWellbeing #HealthHaiku
2018 is the 70th anniversary of the NHS and we are teaming up with creative campaigners 64 Million Artists to write and share Haikus about what wellbeing, health and the NHS means to us. We will be encouraging people to create their own poems all week and then share them via #HealthHaiku on Friday 8 June. A Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. The poems are short - just three lines long. The first line has 5 syllables, the second 7 and the final line 5 syllables again. They are simple and don’t need to rhyme. Through #HealthHaiku we want to encourage people to use poetry as a fun way to express their creativity and share with others. We will be celebrating the NHS and creativity and wellbeing by sharing haikus. Share yours or check out other people’s via the Twitter hashtags #CreativityandWellbeing and #HealthHaiku we will retweet our favourites throughout the day. The power of poetry 17:30 - 19:30 Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS £5 the-power-of-poetry.eventbrite.co.uk An evening of poetic encounters hearing from some of the country’s leading poets as they reveal their personal experiences of poetry and wellbeing. Readings, stories and a glass of wine. An exciting array of speakers will be revealed. Visit the website to find out more!
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London Arts in Health Forum curates the annual festival Creativity and Wellbeing Week to showcase the best of arts in health practice, supporting professionals within the field, strengthening relationships and raising awareness of the advantages of collaborative, closely connected working. Whether you come along to everything or just enjoy reading some Haikus, we welcome feedback and engagement. So for any queries about Creativity and Wellbeing Week or if you want to find out more - just email us - email@example.com
8 Discussion Free Space Project
Free Space Project
Artist Peer Group 4 June 18:30 - 20:30 Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5 2BX A free monthly peer group for artists wishing to further their artistic practice. The group is open to emerging and established artists and is a place to share ideas in a nonjudgemental and open environment.
Death Café 6 June 18:00 - 20:00 Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5 2BX An open and non-judgmental space to discuss life and death in a safe and supportive way, all with tea and some delicious cake.
NGO Socialiniai meno projektai Accessible Museums: Research and Practice in Lithuania 5 June 14:00 - 16:00 The Claremont Project, 24-27 White Lion Street, N1 9PD An open discussion and demonstrative workshop to share recent work in developing multisensory activity programmes in Lithuanian museums and its impact in supporting people living with dementia and their carers. Paintings in Hospitals Rooted in the Landscape: Symposium 6 June 10:00 - 16:30 Kings College London, The Strand, WC2R 2LS Discussions about the positive influence representations of landscape have on wellbeing. In partnership with the Arts Health Early Career Research Network and King’s College London Health and Humanities Society. Booking essential. Cost: £35
All Change Creative Conversations - Working Well? 7 June 10:00 - 13:00 Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN A morning Open Space event looking at the ways that heritage, arts and health organisations in Islington have been working with people affected by mental ill health. UCLH Arts and Heritage Enhancing Wellbeing through Creativity 7 June 18:00 - 19:30 UCH Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, NW1 2PG A discussion about art’s role in mental health recovery led by art therapist David Fried and members of Studio Upstairs, a project supporting people with mental or emotional difficulties, within an artistic and therapeutic community. CNWL Arts in Health Arts and Mental Health Networking 8 June 17:00 - 18:30 The Library@Willesden Green, 95 High Road, NW10 2SF A networking get together of arts projects in Westminster, Brent and Kensington and Chelsea working with adult mental health. Come along to talk about what we do and how we can create a cohesive conversation around the arts and mental health. Art Therapy4all Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Art 8 June 18:15 - 21:00 The Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, E9 6QH Come and discover more about the benefits of art therapy through participating in interactive art therapy activities.
Beyond words: the Healing Power of Art, an exhibition of images from Art Therapy4all at the Centre for Better Health
Exhibitions London South Bank University
The Arts Project
Mind Expanding Metaphors 4 and 5 June, 7 - 10 June 9:00 - 16:00 Keyworth Building, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG An exhibition of glass artworks by Xavier White exploring the amazing internal structural workings, changes and interpretations of the human brain.
Memories...There’s Always Tomorrow 4 June - 8 June 09:00 - 17:00 St Pancras Hospital Conference Centre, St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE 12 artists explore how memory affects their work and daily lives, in a multimedia exhibition.
rb&hArts Holding Time 4 June - 10 June Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, SW3 6NP An installation of photographic still portraits, a single screen animation and video recorded interviews with participating mothers by artist Lisa Creagh. UCLH Arts and Heritage Bubbles through the Letterbox 4 June - 10 June The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, NW1 2BU Showcasing the work of the artists of Studio Upstairs, a project supporting people with mental or emotional difficulties, within an artistic and therapeutic community.
CoolTan Arts CoolTan Arts Exhibition 4 June - 10 June CoolTan Arts, 155 Walworth Road, SE17 1RS An exhibition showcasing individual artists’ work made over the last year, from a range of creative workshops including visual arts, textiles and digital media. Paintings in Hospitals and Central Saint Martins Art in Larger Doses 5 June - 9 June 11:00 - 18:00 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU A showcase of innovative work by students from Central Saint Martins. With suggestions of art that will support the mental wellbeing of student patients at Kings College London NHS Health Centre. One proposal will be selected as an exhibition at the centre later in the year.
Whatiseewhenilookat Re:Imagined 2018 Art Show 4 June - 10 June 08:00 - 19:30 Ingredients Restaurant, 1st Floor, St George’s University Hospital - Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Road, SW17 0QT An exhibition of work by emerging artists curated by Robert John, questioning different people’s perceptions of reality. Art Therapy4all Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Art 4 June - 6 June and 8 June various times The Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, E9 6QH Powerful and emotive artworks by people who have found art-making therapeutic, each statement telling the unique story of their journey to healing, through art.
Art work by Charlotte Garrard at CUH
10 Exhibitions Paintings in Hospitals and Arts Council Collection Rooted in the Landscape 5 June - 9 June 11:00 - 18:00 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU A new exhibition designed for healthcare settings and set to tour hospitals across South West England, featuring works from the Arts Council Collection by artists such as Marc Quinn, Keith Vaughan and Janice Kerbel.
All events are free, unless detailed in the listings
Bethlem Gallery IN/DI/VISIBLE 6 June - 8 June 10:00 - 17:00 Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital Monks Orchard Rd, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX This exhibition takes themes within Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s The Finding Fanon Trilogy, as a starting point for an enquiry into subjectivity and art’s potential to offer new ways of being and becoming.
The Creative Space
Fruit Fly Collective
Sound Minds - the arts for mental health
The Interesting and Confusing World of Cancer 6 June - 10 June 10:00 - 22:00 (10:00 - 16:00 weekends) Lewisham Central Library 199-201 Lewisham High St, SE13 6LG A visual representation of the findings from two projects exploring myths and misconceptions about cancer and highlighting the critical need to communicate effectively about the disease within our communities.
X-Change 7 June 14:00 - 18:00 The Shop, Battersea Methodist Mission 20-22 York Road, SW11 3QA A one-day pop up exhibition space to showcase highlights from the X-Change project which worked with local residents to create artworks examining the process of regeneration in SW11.
The Creative Space - Open Studios 7 June 13:00 - 18:00 Arlington House, 220 Arlington Road, NW1 7HE An open studio exhibition for the public to come and view work created during workshops run for people involved in homeless schemes in Camden.
Visitors at the Paintings in Hospitals ‘Art in Large Doses’ proposals exhibition, 2017. Photo by Glenn Michael Harper
Performance Breathe Arts Health Research
Mind & Soul Choir
Stroke Odysseys 4 June 13:00 - 14:00 Central Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH A public performance exploring ways of finding a voice after experiencing a stroke. Created by London stroke communities in collaboration with Rosetta Life and Composer Orlando Gough. All welcome.
Meet Me Here 6 June 19:30 - 21:30 Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, SE5 8UA A free evening of music from the Mind & Soul Choir and friends, singing for mental health and wellbeing.
C&C Creative Arts Concert 4 June 14:00 - 16:30 The Avenue Club, St Luke’s, The Avenue, TW9 2AJ An open showcase of this housing provider’s creative arts service for older people. Including choir performances, readings from members of one of C&C’s creative writing groups, an art display and an elegant afternoon tea. Breathe Arts Health Research Dance! 5 June 18:00 - 19:00 Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, SE1 7EH An exciting collaboration between Corali’s Youth Company Kick Up and English National Ballet’s ENBYouthCo. With dancers aged 14 to 25, come and see the next generation of dancers in action! Soom Company Reimaged Dance Performance 6 June 10:30 - 11:30 Age Exchange, Bakehouse Theatre 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA An informal showing open to all by people over 50 who have taken part in dance workshops. Resonate Arts Relaxed Concert at Leighton House Museum 6 June 14:00 - 16:00 Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ An afternoon of music and conversation with accordionist and Royal Academy of Music fellow Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade who will perform a selection of music from around the world. This event is for people living with dementia and their friends, family and/or carers. Booking essential.
CW+ Lunchtime music recital - Improviso 7 June 13:00 - 13:45 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH Vibrant young quartet Improviso playing chamber music by J.S. Bach and G.P. Telemann, alongside improvisations from the same period for patients and visitors. All welcome! London Bubble Theatre Creative Homes Performance and Sharing 7 June 16:30 - 18:00 Time & Talents 2, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Redriff Road, SE16 7LL London Bubble brings residents of Southwark’s sheltered housing accommodation together to create, laugh, connect and make new work based on their stories, lives and interests. Come along to hear the sound of Southwark. Third Age Project The World Upside Down 7 June 14.00 - 15:30 New Diorama Theatre, Triton St, Regents Pl, NW1 3BF A public performance by various groups of older people 60+ from the Third Age Project a charity based on the Regents Park Estate, London, NW1. It will include sketches from everyday life, dancing, poetry and song! CW+ Lunchtime music recital - Opera Holland Park 8 June 13:00 - 14:00 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd SW10 9NH Join Opera Holland Park London, one of the most exciting, innovative and accomplished opera companies for a performance of scenes from Mozart’s sparkling comic opera, Così fan tutte.
12 Participation Moving Pieces Theatre Company
Meadow Orchard Project
Moving Pieces Summer School 4 June - 10 June 10:00 - 17:00 The Artworks Classrooms, 60 Weston St, SE1 3QJ A summer school for performers, theatre-makers, dancers, choreographers, storytellers, therapists, mental health workers and young people exploring devised performance and storytelling that strengthens mental health. Cost: £315 - £350
Water Xylophone and River Song 4 June 13:00 - 16:00 Meadow Orchard, Hornsey Central Health Centre 151 Park Road, N8 8JD An art workshop to collectively make a xylophone using drinking or other resonant glasses with water in them.
We Are Ageing Better Creativity and Wellbeing Day 4 June 10:00 - 16:00 The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre 2 Ossulston Street, NW1 1DF A day of creative activities: pop in for flower planting, photo scanning and art making, join for some or all of the day.
Open Age Creative Writing Workshop: ‘Through the Looking Glass’ 4 June 16:15 - 17:15 Participation by telephone Join this tutor-led creative writing group on the telephone. For people who find it difficult to leave their homes and who are resident in the City of Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Booking essential. Creative Croydon
Open Age Mosaic Mirror Workshop 4 June 12:00 - 15:00 Warwick Hall, 300 Harrow Road, W2 5EZ For residents over 50 living in Westminster: look through the looking glass and create your own bespoke mosaic mirror. Booking essential.
Singing Compassionate Mindfulness 4 June 19:00 - 20:30 Central Croydon - see web site for exact venue Singing is a great source for self-soothing and supports compassionate mindfulness. Open to all voices in the run up to Croydon Peace festival. Cost: £6/8
Nascent Therapeutic Arts
Mythwork: a Drama and Story Workshop 4 June 14:00 - 15:30 Dragon Cafe, Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA Myths can cast a new light on everyday challenges, helping us feel part of something bigger. Join storytellers and dramatherapists to bring ancient myth to life in this practical and reflective session. No experience necessary.
Come and Sing 5 June 10:30 - 13:30 Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP Open to people living with dementia and their carers living in the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham: a session of group singing exploring a mixture of music, followed by tea and coffee.
Mel Sutton Mindful Monday 4 June 13:00 - 13:50 London Bridge Hive, 1 Melior Place, SE1 3SZ Exploring approaches to mindfulness through breath and movement, sensory awareness and visualisation. Cost: £10 - £15
London Bubble Theatre We need to Act on 5 June 09.00 - 10.00 and 10.30 - 11.30 Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH A sharing and showcase event offering an insight into London Bubble’s work alongside the Southwark Youth Offending Service to provide vulnerable young people opportunities to build their confidence, wellbeing and communication skills.
© Bethlem Gallery
The Joy of Sound
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea
Training in the Delivery of Inclusive Participatory Community Music 5 June 09:00 - 16:30 St Barnabas, Homerton High Street, E9 6DL Experiential training as part of a regular weekly Inclusive Community Music Workshop. Training will focus on the embodied self as facilitatory instrument. Cost: £55 - £95
Reading Club Taster Session 5 June 11:00 - 12:30 Ormond Court, 71-117 Kensington Park Road, W11 1NP A chance to try out a shared reading session. Shared reading has been proven to promote better health and wellbeing and increase social inclusion.
Chinar Abdulaziz Flowers Within 5 June 10:30 - 13:30 Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, NW1 3FE A creative workshop looking at flowers and working with art materials to express thoughts and emotions. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with others in the group. Cost: £47 - £67
Pefa Projects Getting Warmer: Slow Movement and Sensory Exercises for over 65s 5 June 11:00 - 13:00 Caxton House Community Centre 129 St John’s Way, N19 3RQ A special Care Club Art and Mindfulness workshop for over 65s to use movement to explore memories, feelings and emotions. We will also make herbal teas together.
14 Participation Art4Space
The Arts Project
Creative Surgery 5 June 13.00 - 15:00 Art4Space Community Art Centre, 31 Jeffreys Rd, SW4 6QU An afternoon of creativity at the Art4Space Centre. Refreshments and wellbeing exercises too!
Drawing your Dreams and Telling our Story 5 June 17:30 - 20:30 St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre, St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE An opportunity to take part in a collaborative story making and drawing workshop to create work for exhibition.
Meadow Orchard Project Meditation and Drawing 5 June 13:00 - 14:00 Meadow Orchard, Hornsey Central Health Centre 151 Park Road, N8 8JD Meet in a circle, progress to sit individually in the meadow looking closely all around and within, draw together. Speaking About Death Speaking about Death 5 June 14.00 - 17.00 19 Frome Street, N1 8PB A workshop to explore hopes and fears around death. Cost: £25
Tamalpa UK Navigating the Arts and Health Bridge 5 June 18:00 - 20:00 Siobhan Davies Dance Studios 85 Saint George’s Road, SE1 6ER A participatory Tamalpa workshop to demonstrate how physical, emotional and mental awareness can be enhanced through an embodied life art process, providing practical creative life tools to support health and wellbeing. Hackney Herbal Tea-Craft! Herbal Tea and Card Making Workshop 5 June 18:30 - 20:30 Hackney Herbal, Unit 16, Celia Fiennes House 8-20 Well Street, E9 7PX You’ll learn about the properties of different herbs and how to make them into herbal teas. You’ll make teabags to take home and craft your own card that you can give to a friend. Cost: £5-£10 London South Bank University A Cohedia Pageant to the Hayward Gallery, Southbank 6 June 10:00 - 12:00 Keyworth Building, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG The Cohedia Pageant will be a celebration of the arts, health and creativity in mental health. Including a public promenade from London South Bank University to the South Bank to raise awareness and celebrate cultural activities. All are welcome to join.
National Centre for Circus Arts
Participation Age UK Islington
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea
Abstract Photography in Canonbury Park 6 June 10:00 - 12:00 Drovers Centre, 19 North Road, N7 9EY Learn about abstract photography and then try it with a walk to Caledonian Park for some al fresco abstract photography followed by refreshments and a group critique.
Making Cards 6 June 11:00 - 13:00 Mary Smith Court, 17 - 21 Trebovir Road, SW5 9NF If you are an older resident of the borough, come along to learn to make your own cards. All materials are included, along with teas, coffee and cakes! Cost: £1
Powerhouse for Women Powerhouse Creativity and Wellbeing 6 June 10:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 14:30 St Luke’s Business Centre, 85 Tarling Road, E16 1HN Powerhouse works to empower women with learning disabilities. Workshops will include music, dance, theatre and artmaking as well as time for discussion and refreshments. rb&hArts How can Public Spaces be Designed to Incorporate Breastfeeding? 6 June 11:00 - 14:40 Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, SW3 6NP Artists Lisa Creagh and Lucila Newell look at the barriers to public breastfeeding and invite mothers, architects, policy makers and anyone interested in the design of public space to come together to generate new ways of thinking about the issue through a creative workshop. Cubitt Artists Positive Collective 6 June 11.00 - 13:00 Cubitt Artists, 8 Angel Mews, N1 9HH A small creative group working with artist Hayley Harrison to explore the positive, active, visible role older people play in public in Islington.
Breathe Arts Health Research SewMindful Workshop 6 June 13:00 - 14:00 Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9RT Simple crafting activity coupled with self-care and mindfulness. Explore the technique of decoupage and shashiko and gain an understanding of some of the underlying neuroscience behind the activity so you can give those attention networks a good workout! CW+ Workshop - Music Technology for Hospital Patients 6 June 13:00 - 14:00 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH A participatory music-making session run by CW+ Music and Sound Research Consultant Andy Hall, in which members of the public can come and make music together using new technology-based instruments that Andy has developed for patients. No musical knowledge required! Age UK Kensington & Chelsea Join the Choir - Sing with Opera Holland Park 6 June 14:00 - 16:00 Mary Smith Court, 17 - 21 Trebovir Road, SW5 9NF Join the choir and sing with Opera Holland Park! No previous experience needed - open to older residents of Kensington and Chelsea.
To confirm all dates and times of events visit the website: www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk
16 Participation Speaking About Death
Joy of Sound
Speaking about Death 6 June 14.00 - 17.00 19 Frome Street, N1 8PB A workshop to explore hopes and fears around death. Cost: £25
Joy of Sound Inclusive Music Session 7 June 10:30 - 11:30 Salvation Army Hall, Portobello Road, W11 1LU An open and inclusive music session, open to all-comers of all ages and abilities. No previous experience is necessary. Donation of £5
Free Space Project Tomb Building and Time Capsules 6 June 16:00 - 18:00 Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5 2BX Reflecting on how we may want to be remembered and the objects that we feel help represent us. Build your own tomb and time capsule to reflect your personal interests and individuality. This workshop will take place before a Death Café event, a further chance to discuss life and death. Meadow Orchard Project Acting Workshop 6 June 18:00 - 21:00 Meadow Orchard, Hornsey Central Health Centre, 151 Park Road, N8 8JD This workshop will explore role-playing alone, in groups and with a partner to offer insight and discover new ways to listen in and gain a mindful perspective. Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir
ACAVA Studio Open Day 7 June 11:00 - 16:00 ACAVA Studio 1, 54 Blechynden St, W10 6RJ An open day reflecting on the way creative initiatives have developed to support community wellbeing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Opportunities to explore mosaic, print-making and sculpture. Portugal Prints Art and Afternoon Tea with Portugal Prints 7 June 13:30 - 17:30 Arlington House, Arlington Road, NW1 7HE A great opportunity to find out more about Portugal Prints and join in with drop-in creative workshops in collage, card making and poetry promoting positive mental health and wellbeing through the creative arts. Resonate Arts
Come and Sing with Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir 6 June 19:00 - 20:30 The Paxton Centre, 52 Anerley Hill, SE19 2AE An evening of fun, friendly singing to celebrate people and planet in a warm welcoming atmosphere. Cost: £5 - £7
National Gallery Tour 7 June 14:00 - 16:00 National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN For people with dementia in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham and their carers: a bespoke tour of the gallery and art session, refreshments included.
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea
National Centre for Circus Arts
Knitting Club 7 June 10:00 - 12:00 Evelyn Fox Court, 2 Kingsbridge Road, W10 6QF An open invitation to older residents of Kensington and Chelsea to join the regular knitting club.
Circus for Young People with Autism (Ages 8-11) 7 June 16:00 -17:00 National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet Street, N1 6HD A special set of drop in activities created for younger children with autism.
Participation National Centre for Circus Arts
Remembering Yesterday Caring Today
Circus for Young People with Autism (Ages 12-15) 7 June 17:00 - 18:00 National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet Street, N1 6HD A special series of circus workshops devised for older children with autism.
Remembering Yesterday Caring Today 8 June 10.30 - 12:30 Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre, Belmont St, NW1 8HF Multi-arts and reminiscence creative workshop demonstrating work with people with dementia and their families. It presents an opportunity to explore the links Remembering Yesterday Caring Today has with attachment theory from the perspective of a carer and psychotherapist.
Meadow Orchard Project Dance in Wellness 7 June 18:00 - 21:00 Meadow Orchard, Hornsey Central Health Centre 151 Park Road, N8 8JD A dance session incorporating emotional engagement to enhance wellbeing. The Joy of Sound Training in the Delivery of Inclusive Participatory Community Music 8 June 09:00 - 16:30 St Peters Heritage Centre, Kennington Lane, SE11 5HS Experiential training as part of a regular weekly Inclusive Community Music Workshop. Training will focus on the embodied self as facilitatory instrument. Cost: £55 - £95
Photo: Roswitha Chesher
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Inspired - Not Tired 8 June 11:30 - 18:00 Trinity Laban, Laban Building, Creekside, SE8 3DZ Join Trinity Laban and partners for a day of engaging arts activity, created especially for people aged 60 and over: Visit the arts marketplace to get a taste of other older people’s arts activities on offer in Lewisham.
18 Participation Open Age
CNWL Arts in Health
Through The Looking Glass... 8 June 12:00 - 16:00 St Charles Ctre for Health & Wellbeing, Exmoor St, W10 6DZ A free open event offering art, performances and workshops.
The Friday Studios Open 8 June 14:00 - 16:30 The Library@Willesden Green, 95 High Road, NW10 2SF Make art with the artists from the Friday Studios for an introduction to what the Friday Studios is and meet the CNWL Arts in Health team. This is a partnership with the Brent Museums and Archives offering an opportunity to handle objects from the museums’ collection.
The WordTherapy Centre Animal Magic 8 June 14:00 - 16:00 The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX Animals can help us connect with our own true nature. This workshop will use poems, images and sounds to explore the animals we’re drawn to. Through expressive writing we’ll gain insight into ourselves and our qualities. Cost: £10
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The Women’s Rhythm Tap Collective Open Meeting - The Women’s Rhythm Tap Collective 8 June 18:30 - 20:00 The Claremont Hall, 24-27, White Lion Street, N1 9PD As a dance form, tap is ideal for developing and maintaining wellbeing, as well as being an opportunity to creatively express oneself in a safe, shared space with other women. Come along to find out more and see/hear it for yourself. You are very welcome to join in, or to sit and watch.
Photo: Toby Peters
Meadow Orchard Project
Free Flowing Writing 8 June 19:30 - 21:00 Meadow Orchard, Hornsey Central Health Centre, 151 Park Road, N8 8JD Introduction to a method of writing that you can practice regularly at home. Free writing with a candle and recorded baroque music followed by sharing if you wish.
Lapidus London - a day of Words for Wellbeing 9 June 10:15 - 16:30 Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL Lapidus supports people interested in writing and creativity for personal development. This workshop will open up different ways with words for wellbeing. Suitable for all. Cost: £22 - £29
Festival of Peace Croydon
Urban Nature Photo Ride 9 June 10:00 - 13:00 Holland Park Ecology Centre, Abbotsbury Rd, W8 6LU Part nature ride, part photography workshop, this will combine some of London’s best green spaces with the chance to brush up photography skills. Booking essential.
Peace Makers Choir 9 June 14:00 - 16:30 St John the Evangelist Upper Norwood Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX Come and sing uplifting global peace songs. All taught by ear, a cappella. No musical experience needed - Just turn up with your voice and an open mind.
Moving and Being Body Mapping Intensive 9 June and 10 June 10:00 - 18:00 Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, E3 5QZ Body Mapping Weekend Intensive Body Mapping is an embodied, creative process, developed by Annette Schwalbe that weaves together art making, body meditation and movement rituals. Cost: £155 - £165
Vertebra Theatre Intergenerational Dance workshop 10 June 14:00 - 16:00 Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, Dalston, E8 3DL A workshop to explore a creative collaboration between young people and seniors using contemporary dance. We will explore themes of aging and allow stories to unfold through the body engaging heart and mind in a safe and fun environment. (No previous experience needed.)
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Arts Health Early Career Research Network
Studies for Self-Knowledge - Open Air Edition 10 June 15:00 - 18:00 Kenwood House, Hampstead Ln, Highgate, NW3 7JR The intention of this session is to make direct contact with nature to explore our physical, spiritual and emotional body through sculpture making, writing and free movement.
Snapshots of Research and Practice in London 10 June 17:00 - 20:00 Kings College London, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9RT Researchers and practitioners in arts and health are invited to join students, artists and the public for an exchange of ideas sparked by a selection of talks and performances.
Nascent Therapeutic Arts
Intergenerational Puppetry workshop 10 June 16:00 - 18:00 Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, Dalston, E8 3DL During this 2 hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the performative use of puppets and object theatre. Participants will improvise, play, and experiment with different ways of animating a puppet.
Mythwork for Self-Development: An Introduction 10 June 18.00 - 20:00 The Artworks Classrooms, 60a Weston St, SE1 3QJ Facilitators and storytellers will introduce the experiential and embodied practice of myth enactment. Each participant will be invited to express themselves creatively. Cost: £20
The Future of Quality Friday 8 June 10:00 - 12:30 Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX Free future-of-quality.eventbrite.co.uk London Arts in Health Forum are partnering with Quality Improvement at East London Foundation Trust, the Arts Health Early Career Research Network and @ELFTArts to investigate the ways in which the arts can contribute to Quality Improvement in the NHS. Increasingly NHS organisations are embracing Quality Improvement as a tool to transform services, enable staff and improve the experience of patients. At the same time, arts interventions are being developed in a range of settings with similar aims but a wide range of evaluation methodologies. This event will bring together QI experts, arts and health researchers, artists and clinicians to assess how these two areas of practice might support and learn from each other. The event will result in a policy paper exploring QI and the role of the arts in the future. Confirmed speakers include: • •
Auzewell Chitewe, Senior Improvement Advisor, East London NHS Foundation Trust Dr Daisy Fancourt, Wellcome Research Fellow, University College London
A quality future for arts in health LAHF is commissioning a series of blogs and think pieces to explore the future of creativity and wellbeing. The articles will be published as Creativity and Wellbeing comes to a close and will offer questions, provocations and ideas for the future. We will end the festival with an online conversation about quality in the future, the role of new technology, the changing place of commissioning and the way in which creativity can play a more central role in the nation’s wellbeing. To comment, share, reflect and challenge, please visit www.lahf.wordpress.com or on Twitter @LahfArtsHealth
Tours London South Bank University
Walking Creative (TM)
Mind Expanding Metaphors: Guided Tours 4 June - 10 June 10:00 or 14:00 Keyworth Building, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG Guided tours of Xavier White’s exhibition exploring the amazing internal structural workings, changes and interpretations of the human brain.
Hush Hushh... 7 June 18:15 - 19:45 Monument Tube Station, Fisher St Hill, EC4R 9AA Creative adventures in listening to London. What does it mean to listen to the buildings, listen to the neighbourhood, listen to the surroundings? Individually and as a group, walking partly in silence, you will explore how your sense of hearing is embodied and experience collective listening.
Walking Creative Thinking On Your Feet 4 June 18:15 - 19:45 Meet at Starbucks, Vauxhall Rail Station 2 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1SP An experimental free form walkshop (workshop on foot) in which you will get to discover how thinking on your feet calms the mind, clears the head, help solves problems and lets your creativity flow. Cost: £12 - £15
Free Space Project Flux: Exhibition Tour and Artist Talk 7 June 18:30 - 20:30 Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5 2BX An artist-led tour of Flux, an exhibition showing the work of 4 artists whose unique practices express notions of transitions, using the body, emotions and personal experiences to shape their works.
Inside View 5 June 15:00 - 16:00 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH An inside view of hospital charity CW+’s art collection at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital focusing on site specific installations and including a showcase of digital works from the charity’s 1,000 artworks, many of which are bespoke commissions. Booking essential
Relaxed Tour and Afternoon tea at Emery Walker’s House 8 June 15:00 - 17:00 Emery Walker House, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, W6 9TS Join Arts & Crafts Hammersmith and Resonate Arts for a relaxed tour of Emery Walker’s House and tea in his riverside garden. Please note that this event is for people living with dementia and their friends, family and/or carers.
CoolTan Arts CoolTan Arts Open Afternoon 6 June 14:00 - 17:00 CoolTan Arts, 155 Walworth Road, SE17 1RS An open afternoon to tour CoolTan Arts and find out more about how the organisation works with adults experiencing mental ill health. Speak to staff, take a tour and try a taster arts workshop.
Art Therapy4all Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Art - gallery tour 8 June 17:15 - 18:15 The Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, E9 6QH Come and discover more about the benefits of art therapy for mental health and wellbeing in an interactive gallery tour.
Updates for all events via @LAHFArtsHealth
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Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London Throughout Creativity and Wellbeing Week, King’s College London is hosting The Arts in Mind festival to celebrate innovative collaborations between Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience academics and the cultural sector. More details are at www.kcl.ac.uk/artsinmindfest
IoPPN at King’s College London Weaving a new story 4 June - 8 June 09:00-17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF This exhibition features close up photographs of the textile quilt that was produced by mothers with post-natal depression as part of a collaborative project between a clinical psychologist and an artist. The project aimed to offer mothers therapeutic relief for the symptoms of PND through mindful sewing activities. IoPPN at King’s College London Talking Heads 4 June - 8 June 09:00-17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF An exhibition of works by artist Mel Brimfield exploring the phenomenon of hearing voices and hallucination through drawings and a series of monologue based binaural sound works, written for and performed by David Cann. IoPPN at King’s College London Cerebral City 4 June - 8 June 09:00-17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF An exhibition exploring the affinities between the structure of the brain and the landscape of the city.
Heroin Bodies 4 June - 10 June 11:00 - 16:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF This exhibition explores the boundaries of interpretation and communication of academic research on opioid use, addiction and mortality in public spaces to create a thought-provoking environment for discussion. IoPPN at King’s College London Narrating Plasticity 4 June - 10 June 09:00 - 17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF This sculptural installation begins with the idea that contemporary conceptions of neuroplasticity - the mutability of the human brain - share common grounds with the thinking of plasticity in sculpture. IoPPN at King’s College London Losing one’s Sense of Self 4 June - 10 June 09:00-17:00 Long Gallery at Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ Injury to the frontal lobe of the brain can cause profound changes to an individual’s personality and identity. This exhibition explores these changes by using art as a research tool to help individuals communicate their lived experience. The exhibit includes works by participants with experience of frontal lobe brain injury. IoPPN at King’s College London We Sat on A Mat and Had a Chat and Made Maps 4 June - 10 June 09:00 - 17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF Artist Kai Syng Tan invites you to see her #MagicCarpet, the tapestry developed during her residency at the IoPPN Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, celebrating mind wandering, magic carpets, mapping, small talk and productive antagonisms.
Arts in Mind IoPPN at King’s College London Unconditional 4 June - 10 June 09:00 - 17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF Teresa Albor is artist-in-residence in the IoPPN Department of Addictions. See and hear Teresa’s audio-visual and aural works in various locations, exploring unconditional love and opioid use. IoPPN at King’s College London Maternal Journal 4 June - 10 June 09:00 - 17:00 Fetal Medicine Research Institute at King’s College Hospital, 16-20 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB A display of artworks produced by pregnant women and new mothers with a history of mild to moderate mental health problems. IoPPN at King’s College London Weaving a New Story: Mindful movement safari 5 June 12:15 - 13:15 Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ A mindful movement session in Ruskin Park, near Denmark Hill led by clinical psychologist and Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, Dr Tamara Russell. IoPPN at King’s College London Chromotrope 5 June 12:00 - 13:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF Join a workshop for carers of people with dementia to create colourful magic lanterns whilst learning about how colour can be used to help relax people and calm nerves. No experience necessary and all materials provided.
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IoPPN at King’s College London Chromotrope 5 June 16:00 - 17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, 16 De Crespigny Park , SE5 8AF Join this family workshop to create colourful magic lanterns, whilst learning about the science of dementia and how colour can be used to help relax people and calm nerves. Participants will also have the opportunity to see the artwork Chromotrope which inspired this workshop. IoPPN at King’s College London Urban Mind 5 June 18:00 - 20:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College, 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF Presentation of a new smartphone app designed to encourage users to record and reflect on how their mental state is affected by their experience of city living. T IoPPN at King’s College London #MagicCarpet: Speed dating 5 June 18:00 - 20:00 South London Gallery, 65–67 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH An evening of fun encounters and conversations. Through a playful speed date format, you can share your perspectives and experiences of mind wandering and neurodiversity alongside artists, academics and researchers. IoPPN at King’s College London Is it “normal” to be psychotic? 5 June 18:00 - 19:30 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College, 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF A discussion about how art can convey the experience of psychosis, and how it can reduce the stigma associated with psychotic disorders. The event will include a presentation about Altered States of Consciousness, an immersive art installation exploring psychotic symptoms.
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IoPPN at King’s College London Mobile eye tracking as a tool to explore the artistic mind 6 June 11:00-16:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF Human eye movements can play a major role in the experimental study of aesthetic experience. Mobile eyetracking offers new opportunities to study gaze patterns in galleries. This event is a chance to see how the latest eye-tracking glasses work. IoPPN at King’s College London Maternal Journal 6 June 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 16:30 Fetal Medicine Research Institute at King’s College Hospital, 16-20 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB This workshop, aimed at mothers, expectant mothers and women interested in creative approaches to mental health and wellbeing, explores the tradition of women’s diary and journal keeping as an expressive and therapeutic practice. Materials will be provided. No experience is required. IoPPN at King’s College London Sound Mind: Scratch orchestra workshop 6 June 15.00 - 19:00 Weston Education Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Cutcombe Road, SE5 9RJ Led by pianist Christina McMaster, you are invited to join a scratch orchestra workshop to explore and perform Terry Riley’s In C. All adult instrumentalists of grade 5 level or above are welcome. Booking essential.
MONSTER: Mutate your expectations 6 June 15:00 - 17:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF A photography workshop exploring how social and cultural expectations around fertility and gender influence our attitudes to the menopause and early menopause. IoPPN at King’s College London My Memory Forest 6 June 16:00 - 17:00 Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AL This story-reading and art session for children aged 6-8 years will explore the richly illustrated story My Memory Forest, which was developed by artist Ali Winstanley and psychologists at the IoPPN Department of Psychology to enhance children’s wellbeing by helping them explore negative feelings and how to deal with them. IoPPN at King’s College London Maternal Journal - discussion 6 June 18:00 - 20:00 Fetal Medicine Research Institute at King’s College Hospital, 16-20 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB Join a panel of midwives, researchers, writers, artists, and mothers for their presentation about Maternal Journal, an example of a collaborative project that explores the tradition of women’s diary and journal keeping as an expressive, creative, and therapeutic practice to enhance mental health and wellbeing.
IoPPN at King’s College London psychART: Create and Connect 6 June 15.00 - 16:30 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF An interactive workshop aimed at mental health professionals using various creative mediums to explore the role non-verbal feedback can play in understanding patient encounters and the impact our sensory environment can have on our emotions and interactions with others.
Portraits by Toby Young
Arts in Mind
IoPPN at King’s College London Kitchen Revolution 6 June 19:00 - 22:00 Secret meeting point An intimate evening of dinner, debate and dissent, curated by Belarus Free Theatre. Guests will enjoy a feast of home-cooked Soviet food and wine with lively conversation around the subject of refugees and mental health. Cost: £30 IoPPN at King’s College London Weaving a New Story: Sashiko SewMindful Experience 7 June 13:00 - 14:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF A workshop combining the craft of textiles and quilting with mindfulness practice. No previous experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. IoPPN at King’s College London Creative Arts Hub Zimbabwe 7 June 18:00 - 19:30 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF A film screening and panel discussion to examine how the creative arts can encourage self-expression in young people aged 16-24 living with HIV to improve emotional wellbeing, resilience and engagement with care.
IoPPN at King’s College London Queering Love, Queering Hormones 7 June 18:00 - 21:00 Weston Education Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Cutcombe Road, SE5 9RJ An evening of short films exploring the perceived role of “love” hormones (such as oestrogen and testosterone) in our emotional experiences as a way of exploding assumptions about art and “hard” biomedical science when it comes to love and notions of queer romantic agency. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. IoPPN at King’s College London Headtrip 8 June 13:30 - 14:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF Explore how creative approaches can bridge the gap between those who have lived experiences of depression and those who don’t. Listen to Headtrip: a 10-minute 3D audio experience of depression, then work alongside the Headtrip team to explore how creativity and conversation can raise awareness, increase empathy and reduce stigma.
IoPPN at King’s College London Illusions: A window to your brain 7 June 18:00 - 19:30 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College, 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF How does schizophrenia help us understand the “healthy” brain? This discussion event will explore this question through the lens of a multi-media installation, which demonstrates the diverging perceptual processes between people with schizophrenia and those without.
Image: Isla Millar
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IoPPN at King’s College London Losing one’s Sense of Self: workshop 8 June 14:30 - 16:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College, 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF This creative workshop invites participants to consider what is it that creates our sense of self? Inspired by artists’ work exploring how using art as a research tool can help individuals with frontal lobe damage communicate their loss of identity. IoPPN at King’s College London We Cannot Unsee 8 June 18:00 - 21:00 Weston Education Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Cutcombe Road, SE5 9RJ This film screening will explore the potential of science fiction to convey the experiences of people who live with a range of psychological conditions, they challenge the ways we understand and see the world, representing neurodiversity in non-pathological ways. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.
Carl Campbell’s Recycled Teenagers Power of Dance 9 June 13:30 - 14:30 ORTUS, 82 - 96 Grove Lane, SE5 8SN A dynamic African-Caribbean participatory workshop session for adults, elders, and children aged 7+. The workshop is geared towards improving mental and physical health, wellbeing, social interaction and enjoyment of dance from a creative perspective. IoPPN at King’s College London The Relationship between the Arts and Mental Health in Clinical Practice 10 June 14:00 - 16:00 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF A discussion event, curated in collaboration with RE:CREATE Psychiatry, a service-user-led exploratory platform based in and out of The Dragon Café, which brings together people with lived experience of mental ill health and medical professionals to assess what makes effective collaboration in arts and mental health.
IoPPN at King’s College London Sound Mind: Piano Concert 8 June 19.00 - 21:00 St. John the Divine Kennington, 92 Vassall Road, SW9 6JA A concert bringing together Virtual Reality and music to explore the potential impact on creativity and wellbeing. IoPPN at King’s College London DIE OR RUN - by Hannah Ringham and Glen Neath 8 June 19:30 - 20:30 Theatre Deli, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way, SE5 0PX A performance exploring worry, social anxiety, panic and how our mental health might be connected to current and inherited political policy. Photo: Sophie Micheal
Reading and Libraries
Throughout Creativity and Wellbeing Week, The Reader is hosting a series of Book Breaks in different libraries across London. There is a growing body of evidence that shared reading reduces isolation and boosts wellbeing. These sessions offer a no-pressure opportunity to take part in a shared reading session and experience the wellbeing benefits for yourself! A Shared Reading group is a time to relax, make new friends and share stories with others. These groups are unique because the group reads the literature aloud, creating space for people to make connections with ourselves and with others. Open to anyone of any reading ability, thereâ€™s no pressure to read aloud and no preparation required, just turn up. All welcome! www.thereader.org.uk 4 June 14:00 - 16:00 New Horizons, Cadogan Street, SW3 2PF 5 June 10:30 - 12:00 Fulham Library, 598 Fulham Road, SW6 5NX 5 June 10:30 - 12:30 Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS 5 June 11:00 - 12:30 Notting Hill Methodist Church 240 Lancaster Road, W11 4AH 5 June 13:45 - 15:45 Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT 5 June 14:00 - 16:00 Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX 5 June 14:30 - 16:00 Chelsea Library, 161 Kingâ€™s Road, SW3 5EE
6 June 10:00 - 12:00 St Charles Health & Wellbeing Centre, Exmoor Street W10 6DZ 6 June 10:30 - 12:00 Hardy House Open Age, 64 Great Western Road, W11 1AA 6 June 10:30 - 12:00 Avonmore Library, North End Crescent, W12 8TG 7 June 10:30 - 12:00 Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR 7 June 13:30 - 15:00 Latymer Centre, 116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU 7 June 15:00 - 17:00 North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ 7 June 18:00 - 20:00 Paddington Library, Porchester Road, W2 5DU 9 June 10:30 - 12:00 North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ
In March 2018, London Arts in Health Forum helped to launch a new organisation which will provide support and guidance to everyone interested in the different ways that culture can connect to health and wellbeing. The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a free membership organisation which will advocate for the importance of cultural engagement for the health and wellbeing of everyone in society. It will provide monthly bulletins on policy and developments in the field, access to resources and research, and will deliver training, conferences and events. Artists, museums, galleries and cultural organisations right across England contribute to health and wellbeing in different ways, often with partners in the health, local government and voluntary and community sectors. The new Alliance will coordinate these efforts across sectors and cultivate effective and ambitious work, leading to far more people benefitting from the impact of high-quality cultural experiences. The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation which will be delivered by Arts & Health South West. This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. A key way that London Arts in Health Forum will support the new Alliance is in developing Creativity and Wellbeing. From 2019, this festival will become a national celebration with events across England and beyond. To find out more about this and about the new Alliance, visit: www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk
About us Creativity and Wellbeing has been organised by London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF). LAHF is a charity which creates more opportunities for the arts to reach everyone in society -regardless of their health or personal circumstances. As well as Creativity and Wellbeing, LAHF produces a newsletter with information about arts and health and we provide advice and support to anyone looking to develop arts activity connected to health and wellbeing. www.lahf.org.uk London Arts in Health Forum is a registered charity in England (no. 1135543). London Arts in Health Forum is a company limited by guarantee in England (no. 06939695) whose registered office is at: 75 Maygrove Road, London, NW6 2EG
London creativity and wellbeing week 2017 brochure The seventh annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 4-10 June 20...
Published on Apr 17, 2018
London creativity and wellbeing week 2017 brochure The seventh annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 4-10 June 20...