Some 60+ events are now listed on the Creativity and Wellbeing Week website including tours, talks and an opportunity to get involved in the work of arts and health organisations in London. Most of the events are free and offer a fantastic snapshot of the wide range of work going on bringing together the arts and health and wellbeing.
Tickets have now gone on sale for the opening and closing events in the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The opening event, a lecture by acclaimed writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer, will explore the impact the arts can have on health inequalities. It takes place on the evening of Monday 17 June at Tate Modern.
The deadline for events to be included in this summer’s London Creativity and Wellbeing Week is Friday 17 May 2013.
The opening and closing events for London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2013 have now been announced. We are delighted to announce that theatre maker and cultural commentator Bonnie Greer will deliver the second annual lecture to open the week on the evening of 17 June.
Alongside material from three years of blog posts for The Guardian are a collection of essays and transcripts of live performances including “To Save Our Lives” the opening lecture of last year’s London Creativity and Wellbeing Week.
We are planning to refresh our website and are looking for images which show off the best of the arts in health work which London has to offer. If you would like to see your work displayed on our website then please do get in touch. All the images we display include a title / short description and contain links to the website of the organisation featured.
This year’s London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 17–22 June and we have just opened the Week for the submission of events. Click here to enter details now!
London Arts in Health Forum is currently recruiting for new trustees to support the organisation as it delivers its wide-ranging programme of activity. The trustees act as a board of directors for LAHF, providing strategic direction and financial oversight for the organisation.
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LAHF has just published a short paper looking at the changing state of health funding for arts activity with, by and for older people in England. Entitled A New Age, the article was commissioned by The Baring Foundation and written by Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor of LAHF.
A campaign has been launched by the National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing to highlight the impact of arts intervention on health. As part of this, LAHF is leading the campaign across London and showcasing the good work of projects in the city. Partners across the country are doing the same in their own regions.
LAHF is pleased to have received a special commendation from the Royal Society for Public Health for the Fidget project. Awarded as part of the RSPH’s annual conference and awards ceremony, the commendation was given for Fidget’s innovative contribution to arts and health evaluation and practice.
Planning has begun for the next London Creativity and Wellbeing Week to take place next June. Building on the success of the first ever Creativity and Wellbeing Week earlier this year, LAHF has begun preparing for next year.
Our usual twice monthly newsletter will be taking a short break in August so this is the last full newsletter you will receive until September.
LAHF’s interactive engagement project Fidget has just finished its tour in Newcastle. Over the past six weeks, our pop up art installation and enthusiastic team have taken public health information about active lifestyles and sedentary behaviour to audiences of over 10,000 people in festivals, city centres, colleges and seafronts.