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Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project; AHSW Award winner 2012

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Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project; AHSW Award winner 2012


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Anyone Can... (workshops and activities)
January - June 2019

New FREE creative workshops and activities from Magic Carpet (Exeter) for people who are lonely or in danger of becoming socially isolated. 6 month project, launching January 2019.

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Cultures of Health and Wellbeing Conference
21-22 March 2019

The conference is aimed at those working with the arts/heritage/creativity and health/wellbeing – or interested in learning more about this work. It will explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and political and public interest in the field.

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Debut Performance from Bristol's Recovery Orchestra
Friday 29th March, 12pm

15 musicians who have experienced problematic drug or alcohol use, have come together under the creative baton of Jonathan James to create a beautiful and original piece of music. FREE ENTRY.

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Why Museums Matter for Mental Health (symposium)
Friday 5 April, 10am 4.30pm

Bringing together specialists from arts, heritage and health sectors, this cross sector learning event will talk about the benefits, challenges and outcomes of working together on Health and Heritage projects which use creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.

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Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice
10th April 2019, 14:00 - 17:00

An afternoon workshop that sets out to present a number of presentations and perspectives, articulate a range of developments, share information on some current research initiatives, as well as on new interventions and research publications in the arts sector.

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Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Workshop
Wed 24 April 2019 10:00 13:00

A free workshop and advice session at Weston-super-Mare Museum. If you are an individual or part of an organisation that has been considering delivering a creative project - this session will help you find out about how to apply for funding from the Arts Council.

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Age of Creativity Festival 2019
Throughout May 2019

A massive month-long celebration of creativity and culture in later life across the UK & Ireland. Accepting brochure submissions until 1st March 2019, and events submissions until May.

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Get Creative Festival (add your events!)
11th - 19th May 2019

The Get Creative Festival is back this May and will be bigger and better than ever. You can add your events to the festival website!


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Arts4Dementia social prescribing and dementia conference
16 May 2019

This first UK conference on social prescribing for dementia is designed to achieve direction to arts as pre- and post-diagnostic support. It is targeted at GPs, social prescribers and those working with the arts, heritage, creativity, memory and care services

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Creative Bridges International: Work & Research with Words for Wellbeing
13th & 14th July 2019, 10.00am-5.30pm

Creative Bridges International brings together varied experiences of researchers, practitioners and participants to explore Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) and words for wellbeing. Early Bird ticket deadline extended until end of March!

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