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Yeovil District Hospital, INR-I project in X-ray department with artist Hugh Turvey

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Yeovil District Hospital, INR-I project in X-ray department with artist Hugh Turvey

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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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Rites of Way App

New 'Rites of Way' app commissioned by the Dorset Wildlife Trust with Arts Council funding

ScreenPLAY artists Sharon Hayden and Alastair Nisbet have worked with Environmental Arts Therapist Ian Heginworth and Dorset Wildlife Trust invite to create an interactive therapeutic journey through the fields and meadows of a forgotten valley.

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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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Dry point etching books

Bini Atkinson
Self employed
Artist

I work with groups and individuals , interpreting their health journey through the creation of art and craft work. My own work reflects the experience of surgery and recovery using ...

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