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Images from Left: top row, GOSH Arts, Portugal Prints, Dark Matter, Vertebra Theatre by Greg Goodale, middle row, Chassis, Tabatha Andrews, CW+, Portugal Prints, Akademi South Asian Dance, CW+, bottom row, Yvonne Lodemore, WEA Textiles Course in conjunction with Peter Bedford Housing Association, Helen Greig, The Foetus / Rebirth. Credit: Adamson Collection / Wellcome Trust, Photographer unknown, Joy of Sound


Welcome! Happy Creativity and Wellbeing Week! Welcome to our sixth annual celebration of arts and health. By some distance this is our biggest ever festival with over 300 events in London and beyond - all examining different ways that creativity supports the health and wellbeing of everyone in society. As well as the events listed here in our brochure there are even more which can be found at www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk and we will highlight lots more events on Twitter (@LAHFArtsHealth) and on Facebook. This year we are proud that Creativity and Wellbeing Week will also mark the launch of the report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing which is the most comprehensive ever exploration of the connection between arts and health. It will be launched in Parliament on Tuesday 13th June and promises to be a landmark moment for arts and health. We have created a number of events to give people opportunities to hear about the report and to consider its findings. Check out pages 11-14 for our events that look at the different ways the arts can influence health throughout the life course. Most of all though, this is a grassroots festival celebrating the hundreds of small organisations and individual artists who are helping people be creative all the time and using that creativity to help people feel well. We are proud that the majority of the events in the Week are free. Creativity is something everyone can benefit from and we hope everyone enjoys what our festival has to offer.

Damian Hebron LAHF Director

Katee Woods Festival Co-ordinator

Neil Parker LAHF Administrator

About us Creativity and Wellbeing Week 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. We believe that participating in the arts and exploring creativity makes a crucial difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and of society as a whole. As well as Creativity and Wellbeing, LAHF produces a fortnightly 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. Along with colleagues from around the country, LAHF has established the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing which campaigns to increase access to the arts to improve people’s health and their lives. Lots more information about all of this can be found at 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) registered office: 75 Maygrove Road, London, NW6 2EG


Exhibitions UCLH Arts and Heritage

St Pancras Hospital Arts Project

Time to Stand 12 June - 18 June The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, NW1 2BU Artists from the Gloucestershire Print Cooperative respond to W H Davies’s poem Leisure (“what is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”). Prints include relief, intaglio and screen processes. www.uclh.nhs.uk/aboutus/whoweare/arts CW+ The Art + Science of Patient Care

Three Exhibition 12 June - 16 June | 9.00 - 17:00 Art Project/Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras Way, NW1 OPE Oil paintings by Victoria Cantons; Steve Edwards’ linoprints of landscapes transfigured by discarded icons of religion; flora and fauna engravings and linoprints by Amanda Taylor. www.bit.ly/2o5OBmT CW+ The Art + Science of Patient Care

Chelsea Arts Club 12 June - 18 June Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH An exhibition of prints, etchings, photographs and paintings by artists from the Chelsea Arts Club. www.cwplus.org.uk Arts Connect Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust Arts Connect 12 June - 18 June Elixir Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, SE18 4QH An exhibition of photographic works featuring students from Trinity Laban, along with newly installed art works. www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/arts-connect

Consciousness - Science or Magik? 12 June - 18 June Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH Artworks by Shivinder Grewel exploring the artist’s recovery from a cardiac arrest, where his body and brain were without oxygen for 7 minutes. www.cwplus.org.uk Royal British Society of Sculptors Chassis 12 June - 18 June Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, SW10 9NH Chassis by Tabatha Andrews is an arresting new public sculpture in the main entrance foyer of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. www.bit.ly/2mVAiB2

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4 Exhibitions GOSH Arts GOSH Arts and The Foundling Museum a Retrospective 12 June | 16:00 - 17:00 14 June | 10:00 - 11:00 16 June | 13:00 - 14:00 The Link Gallery, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH Each year GOSH Arts and the Foundling Museum coproduce two artist led projects for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This exhibition will look at projects created over the last four years of the partnership. Free but booking is essential www.bit.ly/2nmhJ4m Peltz Gallery Birkbeck School of Arts Glass Panel, Sue King, Glass Designer

Swiss Cottage Library Points of Contact: The Camden Art Collection Unboxed 12 June - 17 June | 10:00 - 17:00 Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, NW3 3HA Over Easter, 3D-printed items from the Camden Art Collection formed a ‘Museum in a Box’ and toured to four libraries and Great Ormond Street Hospital. This exhibition showcases the original artworks alongside the 3D-printed versions as well as offering the chance to listen to workshop participants’ audio responses to each object. www.lovecamden.org/points-of-contact Sharp Team Wild Garden Group Show 12 June - 18 June | 9:30 - 16:30 SHARP, Brixton Road, SW9 6AA An open exhibition of artists’ work in response to this garden which is part of the Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project. SHARP is a specialist team of mental health professionals focused on recovery and wellbeing for people using mental health services in Lambeth. www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/art-and-history Open Gallery The Body and the Landscape 12 June - 18 June | 10:00 - 19:00 Ingredients Restaurant, 1st Floor, St. George’s Hospital, Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Rd, SW17 0QT Presenting a visual parallel between the power of Earth and the human body, this one-channel video painting installation showcases the group series ‘Earth’ alongside Sidsel Christensen’s solo series ‘Study for Composition VI (Framing Sensual Phase Transitions). www.opengallery.co.uk

Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways 12 June - 18 June | 10.00 - 17:00 Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck School of Arts, 42 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD An exhibition of work by 8 artists from the Adamson Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. www.mramovesinmysteriousways.wordpress.com Outpost - Peter Bedford Housing Association Face To Face 12 June - 17 June | 10:30 - 18:00 Outpost, 546 Holloway Road, N7 6JP A group exhibition of embroidered textiles and mixed media portraiture by adults taking part in Peter Bedford Housing Association courses in Hackney. www.peterbedford.org.uk/outpost rb&hArts About Soul 12 June | 12:00 - 17:00 Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Sydney Street, SW3 6NP “About Soul” by arist Tim Wainwright is a consideration of soul in the everyday lives of Londoners. The photographic film and sound will be shown on a continuous reel. www.aboutsoul.org Paintings in Hospitals & Central Saint Martins Art in Large Doses 13 June - 17 June | 11:00 - 18:00 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU Paintings in Hospitals collaborates with the Culture, Criticism and Curation BA course at Central Saint Martins. Students propose an exhibition for a GP practice in London, considering the ways in which visual art can support the wellbeing of patients and staff. www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/largedoses


Exhibitions Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

Open Age

Thirty-Six Pounds and Ninety-Five Pence 13 June - 18 June | 11:00 - 17:00 Ben Uri Gallery & Museum , 108a Boundary Road, NW8 0RH Contrary to public belief, asylum seekers are not allowed to work and receive just £36.95 a week in vouchers to live on. This exhibition of the migrant’s story is by members of New Art Studio, a therapeutic art community for asylum seekers and refugees. www.newartstudio.org.uk Glittering Shards & The Sound Lounge

Craft Fayre 14 June |10.30 - 12:30 New Horizons, Cadogan Street, SW3 2PF A display and sale of craft materials made by members of New Horizons from jewellery to ceramics to knitted items.

Behind the Glass - the inner world of mosaic artists 13 June - 18 June | 10:00 - 17:00 The Sound Lounge, 210 Uppper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW A prize winning exhibition of images exploring the emotional world of mosaic artists. Curated by artist and mental health researcher Concetta Perot of Glittering Shards for a King’s College London Award. www.glitteringshards.com/behind-the-glass-live/

For more details about all the events visit the website

www.openage.org.uk The Creative Space Open Studios 15 June | 14:00 - 19:00 Arlington House, 220 Arlington Road, NW1 7HE An open studio exhibition of the work created during workshops designed for homeless people. www.spacestudios.org.uk Open Age The Secret Garden - Art Exhibition 16 June | 12:00 - 18:00 The Second Half Centre, St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ Art, performances and workshops by people from Open Age sessions. Open to all. www.openage.org.uk

Paintings in Hospitals & Contemporary British Painting Contemporary Painting: In Good Health 13 June - 17 June | 11:00 - 18:00 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU This exhibition brings together works from the Paintings in Hospitals Collection and members of Contemporary British Painting. Featuring works by internationally-celebrated artists Basil Beattie RA, Ian Davenport, Cathy Lomax, Pen Dalton and many more. www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk Bethlem Gallery Traces 14 June - 16 June | 10:00 - 17:00 Bethlem Gallery, Monks Orchard Road, BR3 3BX An exhibition of drawings, prints and sculptures by Beth Hopkins responding to the Bethlem Royal Hospital site, revealing hidden perspectives of past and current patients, daily life within the vast grounds, and the traces of humanity left behind. www.bethlemgallery.com

Three Exhibition, St Pancras Hospital Arts Project

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6 Tours Open To Create...

Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Get Lost artist walk 12 June | 13:30 - 16:30 Ezo Bistro, 39 Station Parade, Barking, London, IG11 8EB Meet outside Ezo Bistro Let curiosity be your guide and find inspiration in unexpected places around Barking whilst meeting new people. Artist Anna B. Sexton combines conversations with seeing London in new ways, creative prompts and exercises to open your mind to new creative thinking. Cost: £10 (£5 concession) www.bit.ly/GetLostWalkLCWW CW+ The Art + Science of Patient Care

Viewing in Perspective 14 June | 11:30 - 12.30 Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, BR3 3BX A tour of the museum’s collection of art, archival materials and objects led by Learning Volunteer Bob Dinsmore. www.museumofthemind.org.uk/

Inside View: Tour of the Art Collection 13 June | 14:30 -15:30 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. www.cwplus.org.uk Age UK Islington Urban photography walk 14 June | 10:00 - 12.00 Drovers Centre, 19 North Road, N7 9EY Walk in Caledonian Park and get tips on photography techniques and how to look for inspiration in an urban environment with master photographer Peter Kyte. www.gtislington.com

Updates for all events via @LAHFArtsHealth The RSA Street Wisdom - answers are everywhere 14 June | 14:00 - 17:00 The RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ Three hours of walking and wandering to empower participants to resolve problems that have dogged them for years. A workshop to learn how to access the urban environment and find fresh answers to personal or workrelated questions. www.bit.ly/2o1NQe4 UCLH Arts & Heritage Chrysalis Sound Walk 14 June | 14:00 - 15:30 Eastman Dental Hospital, 256 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8LD Meet outside the entrance to the Eastman Dental Hospital The unique soundscapes of the Eastman Dental Hospital; this walking tour will explore hidden corners of the Eastman Hospital and give participants the opportunity to create their own field recordings and contribute to a multi-sensory artwork, to be installed in a new treatment facility at UCLH. Free but booking is essential. www.chrysalis-arts-heritage.tumblr.com Museum of Walking Clarity 14 June | 18.30 - 20:00 Birdcage Sculpture beside the German Gymnasium, St Pancras Way, NIC 4TB A personalised mobile workshop on foot designed for people who want to gain clarity in thinking and practice creative problem solving techniques that enable better decision taking. Within the workshop there will be space for individual reflection and collaboration with others. Cost: £29.50 www.museumofwalking.org.uk/events/clarity

Orange and Red Facets (2003) silkscreen print. Sandra Blow Estate and Imperial College Healthcare Charity.


Tours Westminster Arts

Imperial College Healthcare Charity

Discover Leighton House 15 June | 14:30 - 15:30 Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ An artist-led tour of Leighton House Museum for people living with dementia and their carers. Booking is essential. www.westminsterarts.org.uk Hackney Herbal

Art in Focus: Sandra Blow RA 16 June | 12:00 - 13:00 Ground Floor, Cambridge Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed St, Paddington, W2 1NY A guided tour of an exhibition featuring a selection of prints by Sandra Blow (1925-2006) a pioneer of the British postwar abstract movement introducing into British art a new expressive informality. www.imperialcharity.org.uk/art-collections Imperial College Healthcare Charity

Herbal Tea for the soul at Cordwainers Garden 15 June | 18:00 - 19:30 Hackney Herbal, 182 Mare Street, E8 3RE A walk around the garden identifying herbs and discussing the positive effects they can have on wellbeing. There will be the opportunity to blend and brew herbal teas for tasting. Free but booking required. www.hackneyherbal.com Westminster Arts Tour of Fitzrovia Chapel 16 June | 11:00 - 12:00 Fitzrovia Chapel, Fitzroy Place, 2 Pearson Square, W1T 3BF A short tour of the beautiful Fitzrovia Chapel followed by tea and cake for people living with dementia and their carers. www.westminsterarts.org.uk

A&E art commissions tour 16 June | 14:00 - 15:00 QEQM building south, St Mary’s Hospital, South Wharf Road, W2 1NY A tour of recently installed art commissions for the refurbished Accident and Emergency department at St Mary’s Hospital. Featuring work by artists Chris Orr RA, Emma Haworth, David Wightman and Fran Giffard. www.imperialcharity.org.uk/art-collections iamadventures Women’s Creative Activation Walk 17 June | 11:00 - 13:00 Meet on the front steps of Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG Walking creatively through London, using our surroundings as inspiration and a means of activating our creative purpose. This is an event specifically for women and girls. Cost: £20 www.iamadventures.com/events

Fruitfly Collective

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Breathe Arts Health Research

#Scrublife 12 June - 16 June | 12:00 - 15:00 Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, SW3 6NP Artist Harriet Riddell will set-up her stitching station - a wheeled suitcase hosting a sewing machine and lots of materials - and stitch commentary onto hospital scrubs, creating a visible narrative for the health journey of patients in a non-clinical way. www.institchyou.co.uk/ Breathe Arts Health Research

Tenovus London Cancer Choir - Sing With Us 14 June | 13:00 - 14:00 Atrium 1, Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9RT Come and hear the London Tenovus Sing With Us Choir, a fun, uplifting and friendly group open to anyone affected by cancer whether you’re a patient, survivor, carer or someone who has been bereaved through cancer. www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/singwithus

Anima - Singing The Building 12 June | 13:00 - 14:00 Central Hall, Ground Floor, South Wing, St Thomas’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH A performance literally given on-the-move! Starting in the Central Hall of St Thomas’ Hospital, A capella group Anima will aim to sing-the-building moving from place to place and performing in unexpected spaces. www.breatheahr.org Breathe Arts Health Research Dance Double Bill - Corali & Sage Dance Company 12 June | 18.30 - 19:30 Atrium 1, Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9RT An open performance by two dance companies on a shared platform; Corali is a professional performance group of adults with learning disabilities and Sage Dance Company is a community dance company for people aged 60 plus. www.breatheahr.org Vertebra Theatre Dark Matter 13 June | 19:00 - 20:30 Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, off Cross Street, Islington, N1 2DN An exploration of how people with dementia cope with the end of their life, the end of their memory. Through visual and physical theatre and puppetry the audience meet Alfi, an astrophysicist living with dementia. Star constellations and black holes merge in a race to discover meaning. Cost: £12 (£10 concession) www.vertebrarts.com SOOM Company Hana 14 June | 12:00 - 12:15 Age Exchange, Blackheath, SE3 9LA Hana is a physical theatre performance developed with a group of non-professional over 50s dancers based on their life experiences and reminiscences. www.soomcompany.com

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Key Changes Living Lyrics 14 June | 18:00 - 20:00 St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ Living Lyrics presents an inspiring array of musical entertainment from artists with lived experience of mental health issues from North London and beyond. The event showcases original material produced through workshops for young adults to express their experiences of mental health. www.keychanges.org.uk The Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC Soldier On 14 June and 15 June | 19:00 - 21:00 Faber and Faber Event space, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell St, WC1B 3DA An epic piece of theatre with music, for eighteen actors. It’s about surviving the Forces, PTSD, and what happens when you leave the military ‘family’. Cost: £10 (£7 concession) www.bit.ly/2ockfMc Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance For the Love of Dance 14 June | 19:00 - 20:30 Studio Theatre, Laban Building, Creekside, SE8 3DZ An evening of live performance and film, showcasing three dance works created for, by and with participants from Trinity Laban’s Dance & Health programmes. The new works will be teamed with a brief talk introducing research themes springing from Trinity Laban’s Dance & Health work. www.trinitylaban.ac.uk


Performance St Joseph’s Hospice

Live Music Now

Late Lunch Performance 15 June | 13:45 - 14:45 St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, E8 4SA A musical offering, comprising two halves, dedicated to Older Peoples Day. www.stjh.org.uk London Bubble Theatre Company

Live Music Now at University College Hospital London 15 June | 13:00 - 13:45 University College Hospital London, Euston Road, NW1 2BU An ensemble representing Live Music Now will perform in the foyer area of the University College Hospital London, Euston Road. Part of UCLH’s weekly music programme. www.livemusicnow.org.uk Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Balancing Act 15 June | 12:00 - 13:30 and 13:45 - 15:00 London Bubble, 5 Elephant Lane, SE16 4JD Two shared performances developed from workshops with older adults with professional theatre and circus artists from London Bubble and Complicite. They offer a chance to hear the voices and characters developed by older people and along with a fish and chip lunch! Cost: £7-£10 www.londonbubble.org.uk/events/future CW+ The Art + Science of Patient Care Lunchtime performance: Akademi South Asian Dance 15 June | 13:00 - 13:45 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 69 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH This dance performance will showcase the work of Akademi, an arts organisation that exists to enhance understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance in the UK. Part of CW+ weekly free lunchtime performances. www.cwplus.org.uk

Concert & Afternoon Tea with Opera Holland Park 15 June | 14:30 - 16:30 An afternoon of song with singers from Opera Holland Park performing operatic and musical favourites. Open to all residents of Kensington & Chelsea aged 55 and over. www.aukc.org.uk Open Age The Archivists Drama workshop & performance 16 June | 11:30 - 12:00 Churchill Gardens Youth Club, Churchill Gardens Rd, SW1V 3AJ An afternoon of interactive theatre from Burn Bright Theatre group inspired by silent films. www.openage.org.uk

CW+, Akademi South Asian Dance

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10 Performance rb&hArts

Shakespeare’s Globe

Airborne 16 June - 18 June | 12:00 - 15:00 Award-winning composer and artist Verity Standen has worked with groups of local singers to treat audiences across the borough to a series of pop-up performances in secret locations. www.rbht.nhs.uk/arts The Claremont Project

King Lear Retold 17 June | 15:00 - 16:15 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT A storytelling re-working of King Lear designed in association with Southwark Dementia Action Alliance. www.shakespearesglobe.com Moving Pieces

Classical Music Concert with Royal College of Music 16 June | 14:00-16:00 Claremont Project, 24-27 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PD An afternoon of clarinet, bassoon and flute featuring musicians from the Royal College of Music followed by tea, coffee and cake and a chance to socialise. Open to anyone aged over 55. www.claremont-project.org Victoria & Albert Museum Pink Floyd Weekender - Synergy Theatre Project Showcase 17 June | 14:00 - 17:00 Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL Pop up performances around the museum will showcase the work of prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending in collaboration with the Museum’s Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. www.vam.ac.uk

Total Eclipse 17 June | 16:00 - 17:30 18 June | 15:00 - 16:30 Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU A devised physical comedy based on personal experiences of bereavement and loss. Cost: £12 (£10 concessions) www.etceteratheatre.com Fruit Fly Collective When Cells Misbehave 18 June | 13.30 - 15:00 Medicinema at Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9RT A family friendly show that explains the science of cancer, why it happens, what causes it, and how it is treated. Designed to help children and their families to better understand cancer. www.fruitflycollective.com The Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC Remember - open dance rehearsal 18 June | 14:00 - 15:00 and 16:00 - 17:00 Sir Oswold Stoll Mansions, 446 Fulham Rd, SW6 1DT An open dance rehearsal of the creation of a community dance to commemorate the First World War with veterans and students. Cost: £10 (£7 concession) www.bit.ly/2ockfMc Breathe Arts Health Research Trust Harmonix 18 June | 14.30 - 15:15 South Wing, St Thomas’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH The newly formed Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff community choir Trust Harmonix offer a concert of contemporary pop songs in 4-part harmony. www.breatheahr.org

Dark Matter, Vertebra Theatre by Michael John White


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FESTIVAL LAUNCH The arts as intervention: improving child health 18:00 - 20:00 Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Lagoon, Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3JH Free, booking essential www:bit.ly/2mShNh4 To explore how the arts can be used to improve child health, we are partnering with Great Ormond Street Hospital bringing together artists, curators and museum experts to examine the ways that integrating the arts into health and social care can give children the best start in life. The event will feature poet, author and spoken word artist Hollie McNish whose poetic memoir Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood won the latest Ted Hughes Award for new poetry. In addition, author Cathy Rentzenbrink will discuss the therapeutic value of creativity and how creative expression can enable us to improve child health. Cathy’s novel The Last Act of Love (a Sunday Times Bestseller) was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. The event will also include a performance by the GOSH Staff and Parent Choir. Refreshments will be available and the event will be an opportunity to meet a range of people working with the arts to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

GOSH Arts

Tuesday 13 June | report of the Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing APPG Inquiry into arts, health and wellbeing - Twitter Forum 14:00 - 16:00 On Tuesday morning, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing will publish the report of its two year Inquiry into the role the arts can play in health and wellbeing throughout our lives. The Inquiry has been supported by the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and has examined many aspects of arts and health in practice. LAHF will host an online Twitter discussion and Q and A with witnesses from the Inquiry to examine its findings and assess the implications of the report for those working in the field of arts and health.

Join LAHF online from 2-4pm on Tuesday afternoon to hear more from the Inquiry, to discuss its recommendations and conclusions and to pitch your questions to witnesses and those involved in writing the Inquiry report. The Inquiry is likely to have implications for future policy in the field of arts and health and this forum will provide the best opportunity to hear more about it and to chat about what happens next. Follow @LAHFArtsHealth and the hashtag #APPGAHW to take part.


12 Wednesday 14 June | working age adults Festival creative challenge – reimagining the To Do list All day, @LAHFArtsHealth & @64M_Artists #CreativityandWellbeing Last year, 12 million working days were lost to work related stress, anxiety and depression and increasingly employers are looking to innovative ways to support staff. We are partnering with culture organisation 64 Million Artists to develop a creative challenge to get people talking about creativity’s potential to tackle workplace stress and enable working age adults to make time for their wellbeing. Take part in our festival creative challenge, become part of an online community and network with others, making sure that health and happiness get a rightful place on your To Do list. The Challenge: Make a To Do list with a difference and write something that you’d like to include that never makes it onto your list. Learn a musical instrument, take a long walk in the countryside, enjoy a sunny seaside holiday, knit a scarf, take a dance class, or join that community choir. Decorate your new To Do list with images and put it somewhere that you will see as a reminder to practice self-care. Share photos of your completed creative challenge via the Twitter hashtag #CreativityandWellbeing.

Connect: with Paintings in Hospitals & LAHF 18:00 - 20:00 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, Southwark, SE1 1RU Free, booking essential: www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/connect Peer support is key to helping those delivering arts and health practice to continue to work collectively and draw strength from each other. Our annual collaboration with Paintings in Hospitals gives people the chance to get together, connect, network and share ideas. Whether you’re interested in seeking out new collaborations or inspiration from people outside your usual peer group, come along and enjoy an evening of stimulating conversation and gently structured networking, accompanied with drinks and nibbles. If you have taken part in our festival creative challenge (above), bring along your creation and take part in a creative exchange of ideas. All you need to do is turn up - alone or in a group, take part, and see what we can achieve when arts and health professionals join forces. Booking early is essential for this popular event.

Fruitfly Collective, Open Age, GOSH Arts, LAHF, Yvonne Lodemore, WEA Textiles Course in conjunction with Peter Bedford Housing Association, CW+, Amanda Taylor, Three Exhibition, St Pancras H


Hospital Arts Project

13 Thursday 15 June | later life Summer Singalong 11:30 - 13:30 Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Newham, E15 1BX Free, target audience is over 65s but this is not strictly exclusive No booking required - just come along The benefits of group singing for people in later life are both physical and psychological. It’s good for our lungs, hearts, and brains, boosting immune systems, reducing stress levels, increasing confidence. We have teamed up with Stratford Circus to host Summer Singalong. Bring your mum, dad, grandma or grandad and join us as we sing our hearts out to the best summer songs from over the years. Featuring performances from resident community choir Age Well Singers and other guest performers, the event will include discussion about the impact of singing on ageing and signpost new opportunities for people to incorporate singing into their lives. Young at (he)art: ageing well and creativity 17:00 - 18:00 RADA, Studio Theatre, 16 Chenies Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7EX Booking required. Cost £5 www.bit.ly/2obKq8I What role can arts and creativity play in keeping us healthier, for longer? We have partnered with RADA to host a discussion about the ways different artforms can support us as we age. Featuring members of RADA’s Elders Company, the organisation’s resident theatre company for over 60s, alongside an expert panel of practitioners, artists and academics, this event will offer new ways of thinking about arts and ageing. Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences 19:00 - 20:30 Wellcome Collection, Reading Room, 2nd Floor, 183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, NW1 2BE Free, arrive promptly. Spaces are allocated on a first-come basis. No booking in advance. To explore how the arts and creativity can improve wellbeing in later life, we will join the Wellcome Collection Hub to present this interactive event. We will look at new art experiences that are being developed to support people living with a diagnosis of dementia. The event will be led by the expert team at the Hub – artists Janneke van Leeuwen, Charlie Harrison, Charlie Murphy and researcher Professor Paul Camic and will look at how handling museum objects can gauge in-the-moment wellbeing, how exploring visual artwork can help us to understand dementia, and how drawing can reveal hidden cognitive processes.


14 Friday 16 June | end of life care The end of death (as we know it) 10.30 - 12:00 Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, Southwark, SE1 1RU Free, booking essential www.bit.ly/2okJw6T Conversations about death are difficult and culture can help to ease this difficulty and challenge popular perceptions of the process of dying. The Director of Life.Death.Whatever, Louise Winter, will share with us creative possibilities for funerals to celebrate a life lived. Louise (also known as ‘the Mary Poppins of death’) is a funeral celebrant and founder of Poetic Endings, an organisation that incorporates creativity into funerals. The event will also feature a reading from Marion Coutts, author of The Iceberg, finalist of the National Books Critics Circle, USA; shortlisted for the Costa biography award; and Samuel Johnson Prize; and longlisted for the Guardian First Book award. The book is visual artist Coutts’ response to the diagnosis, illness and death of her husband, art critic, Tom Lubbock. In short bursts of beautiful, textured prose, Coutts uses words as a weapon against loss. The morning will include a death café led by LAHF trustee Dr Laura-Jane Smith – accompanied by tea, coffee and cake – encouraging creative reflections on dealing with death, grief and what it means to die. Death by Design Helix Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1NY 13:00 - 14:00 interactive session on design and end of life care 14:00 - 18:30 drop in exhibition of work in progress Free, no need to book What does the ‘hospice of the future’ look like? What is a ‘good death’? LAHF presents HELIX, an innovative collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, introducing new approaches to dying. Their multi-disciplinary design team is uniquely placed on the frontline of healthcare, in an award-winning studio within a large London NHS hospital, a space for collaborative work with patients, clinicians, designers and visitors. This is your opportunity to get involved in the creative process and feedback your ideas.

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CNWL Arts in Health

About Soul 12 June | 17:30 – 20:00 Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Sydney Street, SW3 6NP An evening reception and screening of About Soul by artist Tim Wainwright including a conversation with the artist and film participants. www.rbht.nhs.uk/about/arts/ The Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC

Mentalizing vs. Science of Acting 14 June | 18:00 - 19:30 Performance space The Library @ Willesden Green, 95 High Road, NW10 2SF An exploration of the similarities and differences between using mentalizing based treatment and working with Science of Acting methodology within mental health. www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-arts-health Right At Home

Acting for their own good - a veterans road to recovery 12 June | 19:00 - 21:00 Sir Oswold Stoll Mansions, 446 Fulham Rd, SW6 1DT A short film featuring an actor who has used theatre as a route to recovery followed by a panel discussion. Cost: £10 (£7 concession) www.bit.ly/2ockfMc St Pancras Hospital Arts Project

Breaking Down Ageism Barriers: Imagery and Branding 15 June | 11.00 - 11:30 Claremont Project, 24-27 White Lion Street, N1 9PD A presentation showcasing images that show there is more to a person than their age. The purpose is to encourage older people to stay active and try new experiences, whilst at the same time encouraging businesses to be more daring with promotional branding and to recognise that not all older people are the same. www.rightathomeuk.co.uk/ Free Space Project

Links Between Creativity And Therapy 13 June | 18:00 - 19:30 Art Project/Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras Way, NW1 OPE Three professional artists (Steve Edwards, Amanda Taylor and Victoria Cantons) explore connections between therapy and the theme of landscapes of the mind and earth. www.bit.ly/2nenUYS Jewish Care Can carers be artists? What do we mean by creative care? 14 June | 15:00 - 16:30 The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, University of London, NW1 2BE This interactive workshop and discussion will explore the impact of the arts on care in homes for people living with dementia. Artists and care workers from the organisations will offer their unique insights. www.jewishcare.org CW+ The Art + Science of Patient Care Consciousness, hope and time 14 June | 18:30 - 20:00 CW+ MediCinema, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH A discussion exploring artmaking and the ways in which we hold time precious with artists Lewis Khan, Shiv Grewel and artists from the RCA in conversation with artist and filmmaker Jordan Baseman from the Royal College of Art. www.cwplus.org.uk/

Death Cafe 15 June | 18:00 - 19:30 Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, N10 2JH An open and non-judgemental discussion and the creation of artwork around death, with tea and some delicious cake. www.freespaceproject.org UCLH Arts & Heritage Memories Kitchen 16 June | 12:00 - 14:00 Eastman Dental Hospital, 256 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8LD An open event for people with a past or present connection to the Eastman Dental Hospital, the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital and/or the former Royal Ear Hospital to share memories and contribute to a new artwork. www.chrysalis-arts-heritage.tumblr.com

Updates for all events via @LAHFArtsHealth

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16 Participation UCLH Arts & Heritage

The Dragon Café

Create While You Wait 12 June | 10:00 - 15:30 Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, 330 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8DA A drop in day of free activities to heighten the senses: sonic postcards, vocal beats, creating masks, scented sculptures, listening games, all inspired by the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre’s rich history. www.chrysalis-arts-heritage.tumblr.com Free Space Project

The Dragon Café 12 June 2017 | 12:00 - 22:30 The Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St, SE1 1JA The Dragon Café provides a healthy, affordable menu each week with a wide range of creative and wellbeing activities, which are free and open to all. Singing, dance, tai-chi, massage, yoga, creative writing, performance, presentations and discussion. www.dragoncafe.co.uk Free Space Project

Wellbeing in the Workplace 12 June | 10:30 - 15:30 Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5 2BX Devised by artist Barbara Dean, this workshop uses painting and walking as vehicles to challenge expression. No arts experience is necessary, just an openness to learn a new way of connecting with others. Cost: £5 (£2 concession) www.freespaceproject.org Open Age The Secret Garden - Magic Monday Workshops 12 June | 12:00 - 15:00 Warwick Community Hall, 300 Harrow Road, W2 5HG Two back to back workshops focusing on the art of collage with floral patterns (from 12-1.30pm) and then creating crochet flowers and felt leaves (from 2-3pm). Cost: £1 www.openage.org.uk

Yvonne Lodemore, WEA Textiles Course in conjunction with Peter Bedford Housing Association

Artist Peer Group 12 June | 18:30 - 20:30 Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Rd, NW5 2BX An informal peer group for artists exploring health and wellbeing in their practice. The group is open to emerging and established artists and is a place to share ideas and works in a non-judgemental and open environment. Contact the group to take part in the workshop. www.fragmentary.org/peer-group St Mungo’s The Wellbeing Day 13 June | 10.00 - 15.00 The Wellbeing Centre, Wix’s Lane, SW4 0AQ An open day of events promoting social inclusion through arts and wellbeing activity including: film-making; drama workshops; visual arts activity with the resident artists; knitting and craft. www.mungos.org


Participation The Joy of Sound

Evolve Healing and Meditation

JOS inclusive fully participatory music workshop 13 June | 11:00 - 12:00 Saint Barnabas Homerton, High Street, E9 6DL A workshop for people of all ages and abilities to contribute creatively and play music together using a selection of instruments. JOS specialises in co-design of bespoke instruments and devices with the aim of enabling disabled individuals to play. Suggested donation: £5 www.joyofsound.org Open Age

Creative Meditation for Beginners 13 June | 19:00 - 20:00 The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, W11 2AY A creative meditation session to introduce the principles and practice of mindful meditation. Cost: £15 www.evolvehealingandmeditation.com Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

The Secret Garden - Upcycled Planting Workshop 13 June | 15:30 - 17:00 Paddington Arts, 32 Woodfield Road, W9 2BE An event for older residents to upcycle their pots, containers, teapots and mugs in this free upcycling planting workshop, working in partnership with Paddington Arts and led by a team of experienced gardeners. www.openage.org.uk Charlotte CHW Sounding Off - Experimental Sound and Voice Workshop 13 June | 17:00 - 20:00 The Calthorpe Project, Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8LH Explore creativity and wellbeing through sound and/or voice in this relaxed and fun workshop led by experienced Facilitator and Performer Charlotte CHW. Cost: £10 (£8 concession) www.twitter.com/CHW_art Illuminate Freedom Zumba for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue 13 June | 17:30 - 19:00 Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, N7 7NY This specially adapted, Latin-inspired, gentle dance class is designed for men and women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue aged 18-95, for Older People and all levels and abilities. Places must be booked in advance www.illuminatefreedom.co.uk And So She Thinks Write Happy - Ashford 13 June | 18:30 - 20:00 Bauhaus Café, 2 North Street, Ashford, TN24 8JN A workshop in a Happiness Café, to explore how writing can help boost your mood, happiness and wellbeing. Based on Action for Happiness’ 10 Keys to Happier Living. Free entry, donations welcome. www.andsoshethinks.co.uk/

Painting workshop 14 June | 10:00 - 14:00 Mary Smith Court, 17-21 Trebovir Road, SW5 9NF Kensington & Chelsea residents aged over 55 are invited to a morning of painting. Try different mediums, experiment with techniques and learn from artists. Cost: £2 www.ageuk.org.uk/kensingtonandchelsea Powerhouse for Women Powerhouse Creativity and Wellbeing event 14 June | 10:30 - 12:00 St Lukes Business Centre, 85 Tarling Road, E16 1HN The Powerhouse is an organisation that works with women with learning difficulties. This day of activity will include: dance, walk and talk and art and crafts. www.thepowerhouse.org.uk Open Age The Secret Garden - Decoupage Workshop 14 June | 10:30 - 12:30 Open Age QPHR Hub, 3-7 Third Avenue, W10 4RS West Londoners aged over 50 are invited to a crafty morning in this fun workshop learning how to decoupage with fantastic floral patterns. Cost: £1.50 www.openage.org.uk Illuminate Freedom Introduction to Contemporary Dance for People with Sight Loss 14 June | 10:45 - 14:15 Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street, EC1V 3PU An introduction to dance as a means of stretching and strengthening muscles, relieving pain, improving posture and enjoying freedom and expression of movement. Specially designed for people with sight loss and visual impairment. Places must be booked in advance www.illuminatefreedom.co.uk

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18 Participation Outpost - Peter Bedford Housing Association

CoolTan Arts

Textiles Taster Workshop 14 June | 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00 Outpost, 546 Holloway Road, N7 6JP A hands-on workshop to learn and enjoy different textiles techniques, alongside students on WEA and Peter Bedford Housing Association courses. www.peterbedford.org.uk/outpost The Teapot Trust

Creative Ways to Wellbeing: Open Afternoon 14 June | 13:00 - 16:00 CoolTan Arts, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE CoolTan Arts will open its doors for an afternoon of talks, activities and an exhibition focusing on the Five Ways to Wellbeing. www.cooltanarts.org.uk Sound Minds - the arts for mental health

The Teapot Trust Information Day 14 June | 13:00 - 16:00 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, SW10 9NH A showcase day with interactive sessions to demonstrate the role art therapy can play in the care and treatment of chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. www.teapot-trust.org

Open Day and Jam Session - 25th Anniversary! 14 June | 14:00 - 18:00 Sound Minds, 20-22 York Road, SW113QA The Open Day is a chance to look around Sound Minds newly refurbished studios in Battersea and find out more about its work to support people living with mental health issues through the arts. www.soundmindsjam.eventbrite.com

Shan Rixon


Participation Free Space Project

And So She Thinks

Drawing Sound 14 June | 14:00 - 16:00 Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Rd, NW5 2BX Open to those with or without the experience of tinnitus, this workshop will use actual, remembered and perceived sound to form the basis of image making combined with relaxation and breathing techniques. www.freespaceproject.org CNWL Arts in Health

Soul Relics - Memories and Story 14 June | 18:30 - 20:00 Eastbourne House Arts, Bullards Place, E2 OPT A writing for wellbeing workshop focusing on memory. We all have memories, and we may own objects that evoke, hold, or remind us of them. What are the stories that these memories and items hold? How can we bring them into the present to comfort and support us? www.soulrelicswriting.eventbrite.co.uk Cost: £10 www.andsoshethinks.co.uk Amici Dance Theatre Company

Free Acting Workshop: The Science of Acting 14 June | 14:00 - 17:00 Performance space, The Library @ Willesden Green, 95 High Road, NW10 2SF A workshop for novices through to seasoned professionals in The Science of Acting methodology – a groundbreaking technique now used by Hollywood actors and West End directors, focused on improving presentation and enhancing self confidence. www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-arts-health Open Age The Secret Garden - Sketching at Museums & Galleries 14 June | 14:00 - 16:00 Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD West Londoners over 50 are invited to join Open Age’s sketching group as they explore the botanical galleries of the Natural History Museum. Bring your own sketch pad but pencils will be provided. All abilities welcome. Cost: £2 www.openage.org.uk Open Age The Secret Garden - Golden Groovers 14 June | 15:00 - 17:00 Churchill Hub, Churchill Gardens Hall, Churchill Gardens Estate, SW1V 3AL Come along for an afternoon of fun at this one-off dance workshop! Try out some new moves and learn a choreographed routine with an expert from the Royal Academy of Dance. Open to West Londoners aged over 50. Cost: £2 http://www.openage.org.uk Tenovus Cancer Care / Royal College of Music Sing with Us Choir | Open Rehearsal 14 June |17:30 - 19:00 St. Luke’s Church Hall, St Luke’s Street, SW3 3RP Are you affected by cancer? Do you like music? Tenovus Cancer Care is offering the chance to come to a choir rehearsal and have a go at some singing! No musical experience required. All are welcome – patients, staff, carers, bereaved and relatives. www.surveymonkey.net/r/singwithus

Amici Dance Theatre Open Class 14 June | 19:00 - 21:00 Lyric Hammersmith, King St, W6 0QL Amici Dance Theatre Company opens the doors on its weekly class integrating both disabled and non-disabled performers. www.amicidance.org Project DARE! Project DARE! Be Body Confident 14 June | 19:00 - 21:00 LOST Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JU A two hour ‘be body confident’ workshop celebrating the human body and mind. Workshop participants are able to embrace personal change through participating in a series of Dares which are safe, challenging and fun! www.bit.ly/2oureQ1 Dementia Dialogue Knitting for Wellbeing 15 June | 09:30 - 14.30 The Woolwich Centre Library, 35 Wellington St, SE18 6HQ An interactive workshop to explore the link between memory and knitting with participants going away with a ‘memory purse’ they have knitted themselves. Beginners are welcome, materials are provided. www.dementiadialogue.co.uk The Teapot Trust The Teapot Trust Information Day 15 June | 10:00 - 13:00 Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3JH A showcase day with interactive sessions to demonstrate the role art therapy can play in the care and treatment of chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. www.teapot-trust.org

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20 Participation Age UK Kensington & Chelsea Purls of Wisdom 15 June | 10:00 - 12:00 Evelyn Fox Court, 2 Kingsbridge Road, W10 6QF An interactive knitting workshop led by Age UK Kensington and Chelsea’s knitting club. www.ageuk.org.uk/kensingtonandchelsea Salmagundi Films & Newhams’ Community Neighbourhoods Frames of Mind - Digital Inclusion Campaign 15 June | 10:00 - 17:00 Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, E15 1EL A day of film screenings, discussions and workshops demonstrating Salmagundi Films creative projects using film, animation and digital art as a therapeutic communication tool to help build connected, resilient communities. www.salmagundifilms.co.uk The Joy of Sound JOS inclusive fully participatory music workshop 15 June | 10:30 - 11:30 Salvation Army, Portobello Road, W11 1LU A workshop for people of all ages and abilities to contribute creatively and play music together using a selection of instruments. JOS specialises in co-design of bespoke instruments and devices with the aim of enabling disabled people to play. Suggested donation: £5 www.joyofsound.org Kingston Carers’ Network Shading Skills for carers 15 June | 10:30 - 12:30 The Richard Mayo Centre, Kingston United Reformed Church, Eden Street, KT1 1HZ An art workshop for carers (people who are supporting a friend or relative who has a disability, mental health problem, substance misuse issue or long term illness). Open to all abilities. Cost: £5 www.kingstoncarers.org.uk/ Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Voices in Motion- Taster Workshop 15 June | 10:30 - 12:00 The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road, SE6 2RP A short performance and workshop to explore using the voice through games and activities to develop creative expression. www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/inspirednottired

Contact event organisers to confirm details C&C C&C Summer Folk Festival 15 June | 11:30 - 14:30 Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Rd, NW1 7AY A celebration of folk art and music from around the world including choir performances from C&C’s older residents living in care homes and sheltered schemes, participatory art activity, dance performances, exhibitions and lunch! 20 free places are available to older people living in Camden aged 55+. www.ccht.org.uk Project DARE! Project DARE! Be Body Confident 15 June | 12:00 - 14:00 LOST Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JU A two hour ‘be body confident’ taster workshop celebrating the human body and mind. Workshop participants are able to embrace personal change through participating in a series of Dares which are safe, challenging and fun! www.bit.ly/2neNCMQ ActionSpace ActionSpace Art Workshop 15 June | 12:30 - 15:30 ACAVA Barham Park Studios, Harrow Road, HA0 2HB An open workshop opportunity for young people (aged 16-30) with learning disabilities to develop their artistic practice using the facilities, equipment and materials in a professional studio environment. www.actionspace.org CW+ The Art + Science of Patient Care Herbs and Health workshop 15 June | 13:00 - 13:45 CW+ Greenhaven Lift Bank D, Level 3 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, SW10 9NH Learn about the uses of herbs in healthcare and their positive benefits to wellbeing in a workshop delivered in the hospital’s very own indoor garden! www.cwplus.org.uk


Participation Wandsworth & Westminster Mind

Open Age

Open studio and afternoon tea with Portugal Prints 15 June | 13:30 - 17:00 Portugal Prints Studio, Arlington House, 220 Arlington Road, NW1 7HE A great opportunity to find out more about Portugal Prints, meet the artists and join in creative workshops in origami, colouring for wellbeing and a creative writing challenge. www.wwmind.org.uk Illuminate Freedom

The Secret Garden - Brooch Making Class 15 June | 14:00 - 16:00 Open Age QPHR Hub, 3-7 Third Avenue, W10 4RS Transform your favourite flower or plant into a unique and beautiful brooch in this creative and friendly class for older people from West London. All abilities welcome. Cost: £2 www.openage.org.uk St Joseph’s Hospice

Dance for Health for Fibromyalgia 15 June | 13:45 - 15:45 Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, N7 7NY A gentle movement class for women and men suffering from Fibromyalgia Syndrome, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. The class combines the principles of Contemporary Dance, Yoga and Pilates to help release pain and tension and gradually strengthen the muscles throughout the body. Places must be booked in advance www.illuminatefreedom.co.uk The British Museum Training for Group Leaders 15 June | 14:00 - 16:30 The British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG Group leaders of community, health and social care organisations wanting to plan an enjoyable visit for their group to the Museum are invited to an afternoon workshop. www.britishmuseum.org Third Age Project Moving Forward Looking Back 15 June | 14.00 - 16:00 New Diorama Theatre, Triton Street, NW1 3BF A showcase event reflecting on Third Age’s 20 years’ as a small charity supporting isolated older people in Camden. Cost: £5 www.thirdageproject.org.uk

Open Arted 15 June | 15:00 - 16:00 St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, E8 4SA An open event to explore the Arts Programme at St Joseph’s Hospice with tours of the current exhibitions, one by patients, the other by a local emerging artist. www.stjh.org.uk Anyone Everyone Inclusive Kids Theatre Workshop 15 June | 16:30 - 17:30 Streatham Stables Community Centre, 232 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BB An open workshop for children to create new adventures through drama, games, stories – and much, much more! www.anyoneeveryone.org Tenovus Cancer Care / Royal College of Music Sing with Us Choir | Open Rehearsal 15 June | 17:30 - 19:00 Chiltern Church, 83 Chiltern Road, Sutton, SM2 5QY Are you affected by cancer? Do you like music? Tenovus Cancer Care is offering the chance to come to a choir rehearsal and have a go at some singing! No musical experience required. All are welcome – patients, staff, carers, bereaved and relatives. www.surveymonkey.net/r/singwithus

Joy of Sound originally appeared in the Hackney Gazette

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22 Participation Moving Pieces

Illuminate Freedom

Stories from the Body Taster Session 15 June | 18:30 - 21:00 The Classrooms, 7-13 Melior Street, SE1 3QP This taster session is an introduction to sharing life experiences and creating compelling performance narratives. The session combines movement, mask work, storytelling and improvisation with psychotherapeutic practices and emergent ideas in neuroscience. Advance booking required Cost: £20 www.movingpieces.co.uk And So She Thinks

VI Street Dance for People with Sight Loss 15 June | 19:15 - 20:00 Highbury Leisure Centre, Highbury Crescent, N5 1RR A fun audio-described class that helps improve memory, coordination, balance and fitness. Suitable for men and women with sight loss, all levels and abilities aged 18-80. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. www.illuminatefreedom.co.uk Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Write Happy 15 June | 19:00 - 20:00 Canvas Café, 42 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL Head to London’s first Happiness Café to explore how writing can help boost mood, happiness and wellbeing. www.writehappy.eventbrite.co.uk

Cake and Crochet 16 June | 11:00 - 13:00 Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, BR3 3BX Want to learn how to crochet, or keen to meet other crocheters? This interactive session offers the chance to connect through crochet. www.motm.me/Crochet2017 The Joy of Sound JOS inclusive fully participatory music workshop 16 June | 11:30 - 12:30 St. Peter’s Heritage Centre, 310 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY A workshop for people of all ages and abilities to contribute creatively and play music together using a selection of instruments. JOS specialises in co-design of bespoke instruments and devices with the aim of enabling disabled people to play. Suggested donation: £5 www.joyofsound.org Free Space Project Print Your Money 16 June | 13:00 - 17:00 Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Rd, NW5 2BX A fun and engaging workshop putting together linocut printmaking with seeds to print money, add seeds, and maybe even plant the prints - as SEED money! www.freespaceproject.org Open Age Drama Club 16 June | 13:00 - 14:30 Open Age QPHR Hub, 3-7 Third Avenue, W10 4RS Older residents of West London are invited to join a new drama group in a friendly and supportive workshop for wellbeing. Cost: £1 www.openage.org.uk

CoolTan Arts


Participation Breathe Arts Health Research

The Women’s Rhythm Tap Collective

Ebe Oke - Field 16 June | 13:00 - 14:00 Central Hall, Ground Floor, South Wing, St Thomas’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH An electroacoustic performance of work featuring sounds from the natural world dramatically transformed through digital processing; absorbing the listener in a continuously unfolding sonic landscape that allows them to create their own journey. www.breatheahr.org CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

The Women’s Rhythm Tap Collective 16 June | 19:00 - 20:00 The Claremont Hall, 24-27, White Lion Street, N1 9PD A practical presentation of the history of Rhythm Tap and its location in somatic healing practice; it has a long tradition and its influences can be seen throughout history and around the world. www.facebook.com/WeDoTap Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

Still life drawing for wellbeing 16 June | 15:00 - 19:30 The Education Room, The Library @ Willesden Green, 95 High Road, NW10 2SF A drawing workshop focused on a still life made up of precious items from the Brent Heritage and Archives’ handling objects collections. An opportunity to experience the setting where CNWL Arts in Health facilitate the Friday Studios. Followed by a discussion about the work of the Friday Studios and their impact on participants. www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-arts-health Age UK Kensington & Chelsea Digital Clinic 16 June | 14:00 - 16:00 Ormrod Court, 71 - 117 Kensington Park Road, W11 1NP Interested in digital photography and new media? Volunteers will show you how to use your digital device. www.ageuk.org.uk/kensingtonandchelsea/ Tamalpa UK A bow to the last breath 16 June | 18:00 - 20:00 Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, 85 Saint George’s Road, SE1 6ER This free workshop and presentation introduces participants to the Tamalpa Life Art Process and real examples of how movement based expressive arts have supported end of life carers and those navigating loss, grief, love, caring. www.tamalpa-uk.org

Art & Wellbeing Workshop 17 June | 13:00 - 16:00 Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, NW8 0RH An event run by experienced Art Psychotherapists exploring issues from the gallery’s current exhibition focused on the refugee experience. www.newartstudio.org.uk Danzability Biodanza Class for Health and Wellbeing 17 June | 15:15 - 17:00 Greenwich West Community and Arts Centre, 3 Drake Crescent, SE28 8PZ A dance-based personal development class for all abilities and disabilities/medical conditions with a creativity theme. Cost: £10 (£8 concession) www.danzability.com/ Chinar Abdulaziz - a Counsellor in Private Practice in Ealing and Ruislip. Flowers Within - A Creative Workshop 18 June | 14:45 - 17:15 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 experience with others in the group. Cost: £30 www.liberating-creativity.com

To confirm all dates and times of events visit the website: www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk

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The centrepiece of this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week is the launch of a report into the impacts of the arts on health and wellbeing by an Inquiry led by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing. This is a watershed moment for arts and health. As an exploration of the potential of the arts to make a difference to everyone’s lives, regardless of their health circumstances, the Inquiry has examined each stage of life and will make a series of recommendations to policy-makers, commissioners, clinicians, artists and funders as to the best way to enable the most people to benefit from the wellbeing dividend of the arts. The report will be launched on Tuesday 13th June 2017. In response to the Inquiry, this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week follows the life course showing how the arts and creativity can benefit lives at all ages; generating health and quality of life. LAHF has partnered with key organisations to deliver a series of unmissable events with each day devoted to exploring the ways in which creativity can benefit us at different points in life’s journey (see pages 11-14 for these events or turn to page 3 for listings of all the events in the festival).

London creativity and wellbeing week 2017 brochure  

London creativity and wellbeing week 2017 brochure The sixth annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 12-18 June 201...

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