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Freshwater SingAbout - Independent Arts



AHSW Annual Conference 2017

24th Nov in Bristol: A packed programme of keynotes, workshops and performance. Practical insights into what's happening with Social Prescribing and arts and health work across the South West. 

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University Hospitals Bristol: Sanctuary Space

Willis Newson commissioned & collaborated with artist Ptolemy Mann to create designs for the new Sanctuary space at Bristol Royal Infirmary, making innovative use of sliding panel technology to create an interactive artwork.

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Longitudinal research into wellbeing

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

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Music Care Training Course

A three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding 

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Working with sound, Fringe Arts Bath 2014

Christine Smith
XL Care
Support Worker

Looking to train as a HCPC accredited Art Therapist. Have a BA (Hons) degree in Drawing for Fine Art Practice. Previously worked with English Heritage, The National Trust, local authority ...

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