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The PCPE Project 'flash mob' - Encounter Theatre and Therapy

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The PCPE Project 'flash mob' - Encounter Theatre and Therapy

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Place Poets in Memory Caf├ęs

Literature Works' National Memory Day programme places trained poets in Memory Cafés bringing the joy of poetry to those with memory loss and their carers. AHSW are matching donations up to £2000 to support this initiative - read on to find out more.

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Interactive 'Barometer of Wellbeing' installation gives insight into the emotional landscape of a city

Artist Aidan Moesby's interactive 'barometer of wellbeing' for the city of Dundee features a 'periodic table of emotions' displayed on a screen or projector, which responds when words are tweeted and hash-tagged on twitter. He is now looking for new hosts for the installation.

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Evidence

Second Museums and Health Report

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has published its second report which offers insight into different ways the heritage sector is responding creatively to a range of issues and provides a variety of recommendations.

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Opportunities

Poet training session in Devon in November

Literature Works are holding a free training session for poets interested in working with people living with memory loss in Devon on 7th Nov 2018 at Exeter Library. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 26 Oct 2018.

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