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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community
setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that are not currently receiving mail. Read on for more.

 

 

 

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Cosy (Photograph: Gareth Phillips)

Award-winning writer Kaite O Reilly tackles the last great taboo in new play, 'Cosy'

This darkly comic new work combines an unflinching examination of our attitudes to youth, ageing and death, with an often hilarious and moving encounter between three generations of women.

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Evidence

The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.

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Opportunities

Seeking Arts Approaches in Health practices

A research project is looking for UK examples of specific programmes that use arts approaches amongst people recovering from addictions. These might be based in hospitals or in community locations.

The project would also like to hear about any UK training programmes for healthcare staff that aim to help workers on how to use the arts with people recovering from addictions.

Any help greatly appreciated. If you can think of any examples please email your information to: Theo.stickley@nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

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BRIDGET TOWNSEND
self employed
ARTIST

After reaching a distinction in a Fine Art HND, I decided to focus on the community and the social intercourse of the people around us. I run art groups with ...

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