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ARTLIFT arts on prescription scheme in GP surgeries across Gloucestershire

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ARTLIFT arts on prescription scheme in GP surgeries across Gloucestershire

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AHSW Change of Address

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

 

 

 

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Father and Daughter Taunton Market

Arts For Life's 'End of Life' Poetry Project at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

The ongoing poetry project led by Allison Day, a writer and nurse practitioner on A&E, seeks to highlight the importance of communication at the heart of the caring relationship, and to create an ongoing act of remembrance and legacy that aspires to be both affirmative and therapeutic.

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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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Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

1-day workshop at the Metanoia Institute gives participants the opportunity to explore the personal and professional qualities involved in the practice of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.

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work by 92 year old client

Kate Lyons-Miller
Freelance
Creative arts facillitator

I trained as an artist and had an extensive career as a scenic artist/designer in theatres throughout the country. This work led into involvement with adults with learning difficulties and ...

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