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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.

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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.



Become a Trustee of Arts & Health South West

Arts & Health South West are seeking new trustees to join the board from November 2016. Read on for more information about what is involved in the role, and how to apply. 

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Age of Creativity

New Age of Creativity Website: Free Webinars and call for Evidence Bank

Age of Creativity is an online platform to share, celebrate and inspire work in the field of arts and older people. They have launched a revamp of their website filled with inspiration, opportunities and resources, and are calling for contributions to their evidence bank.

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MECCA's Stigma Reduction Through the Arts Project

MECCA believes that a positive impact can be made on reducing mental health stigma through artistic exhibits/events by providing community members with “a different lens through which they view those with a mental illness”

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Paid commission for new artwork engaging with GP mental health

The University of Bristol's 'Feel It' festival is looking to commission a new collaborative performance piece or screen work to explore themes and research on the mental health of GPs. Applications are now open. Deadline: 5pm 26th May 2016

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Jac Saorsa
The Broadway Drawing School, Cardiff
Artist, Researcher

I am Director and Senior Instructor at The Broadway Drawing School in Cardiff ( The school was founded on a strong belief in the fundamental nature of drawing practice as ...

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