The London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2012 will take place from June 13-20 this summer and promises to be a great showcase for the huge variety of arts and health activity in the capital. There is still time to get involved and include your events or just to start planning what you want to see and do! w: www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk
The Office for National Statistics has published its initial findings from responses to the consultation on proposed domains and measures of national wellbeing which took place between 31 October 2011 and 23 January 2012.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is developing new measures of national wellbeing.
The aim is that these new measures will cover the quality of life of people in the UK, environmental and sustainability issues, as well as the economic performance of the country.
“Developing better measures of wellbeing is a long term programme and ONS are committed to sharing ideas and proposals widely to ensure that the measures are relevant and founded on what matters to people.”
Over the past year, regional organisations from across the country have been working together to establish a new National Alliance for arts, health and wellbeing. As part of this process, a series of events are taking place across England to develop a Charter that will set out the mutual values for those working in arts, health and wellbeing and embody the founding principles for a National Alliance.
From 1 October, Arts Council England (ACE) will assume responsibility for museums and libraries following the abolition of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. In advance of this, ACE has published ‘Culture, Knowledge and Understanding’ its policy document for museums and libraries. The document sets out goals and ambitions for the sector including a commitment to “champion the importance of creative experiences to people’s wellbeing”.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the National Statistician’s report on plans to measure national wellbeing. As part of the programme, ONS set up a national debate to gather views on what matters to people and what influences their wellbeing. The debate attracted over 34,000 responses and highlighted the key areas that matter most to people.
For those of you who weren’t able to make it in person, or for those of you who did and want to hear it again, you can now listen to the truly fabulous and inspiring London Creativity and Wellbeing Week opening lecture by A.L.