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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.

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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.


Emma Lazenby

AHSW Prize 2016 Winners Announced!

All the news from our Prize Ceremony on Friday 17th June, at the Arnolfini in Bristol, including full details of this year's winners.

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Bridport Museum

Bridport Museum secures £841,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Bridport Museum will be undergoing a complete transformation thanks to a significant grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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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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Health and Wellbeing training from Dorset Community Action

Thanks to the support of LiveWell Dorset, Dorset Community Action, Bournemouth & Poole CVS's, and Health Promotion Devon these courses are being provided at an extensively subsidised rate to voluntary and charitable organisations in Dorset.

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Helen Gregory
University of Gloucestershire
Psychology Lecturer/Performance Poet

I am a social scientist, Psychology lecturer, performance poet and events organiser. My work centres on educational and health applications of the arts. This has included research into the impacts ...

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