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Mean Feet Dance project, One Step Forward, aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs. Photo: Gabriel Munns

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Mean Feet Dance project, One Step Forward, aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs. Photo: Gabriel Munns

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AHSW Sub-Regional Leads required from Somerset and Wiltshire

AHSW is looking for members from Somerset and Wiltshire to represent their region as part of the AHSW Sub-Regional networks. The role of Sub-Regional lead is voluntary and the network is an important conduit for information to support AHSW's strategic work.

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Arts in Hospitals

Kings Fund Arts in Hospitals

In celebration of World Art Day, The King's Fund have taken a look back through their library and archive collection to reflect on the Fund's history of commissioning works of art for hospital from 1979 to 2010.

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Evidence

Arts, health & wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network

An article published in 'Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice' on 10th May 2016 on the development of a national UK research network in arts and health. 

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Opportunities

Young Choreographers South West Scheme

A scheme open to young people aged 18-25 who are passionate about creating dance for performance or participation, who love to be challenged and inspired and to meet internationally renowned choreographers. Deadline: 9th September 2016

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Arts & Health South West is a FREE MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATION for everyone with an interest in arts and health. Members can network with each other and receive regular e-bulletins with the latest news, events and opportunities as well as be included in an on-line Directory. Help us spread the word!

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Sculpture Workshop

I have been working on a development of teaching and therapy that enables complete novices of any age to unlock their own creative potential by sculpting a character face. Participants ...

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