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Music Leader Anna Batson with Tyler. Project: Music for a Change - Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ). First prize winners AHSW Prize 2015.
Photo: Bluglass Pictures

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Music Leader Anna Batson with Tyler. Project: Music for a Change - Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ). First prize winners AHSW Prize 2015. Photo: Bluglass Pictures

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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that we are not currently receiving any mail. Read on for more.

 

 

 

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Death Cafe

Emmeline Burdett from DAO reviews the Southbank's 'Death Café' event

Southbank Centre invited people to take part in a tea party-style discussion of death and dying on Sunday 11 September. Emmeline Burdett encountered the ’encouraging, safe space for open discussion and shared understanding of ideas about and encounters with death and dying’ set up as a Death Café.

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Evidence

The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.

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South West: Region of Readers Project Volunteer Reader Leaders

Volunteer Reader Leaders required to facilitate Shared Reading Groups in libraries as part of a new project, South West: Region of Readers.

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A Carer, Patient, Business Woman and Artist. By age 59 I guess we have all lived a little. Pioneered a Patient Liaison service within a GP Practice. The service was ...

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