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For Arts & Health South West: September 2016
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Director's View September 2016

 
The programme for the AHSW Annual Conference in Buckfast Abbey on November 24th and 25th is taking shape.
 
On 24th November, ForMed Films Director, Emma Lazenby, will show and talk about her film ‘My Mum’s Got a Dodgy Brain’ which was developed with Dr Jo Black, consultant psychiatrist and regional lead for perinatal mental health services, and commissioned by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. We hope that one of the clinicians involved will be able to join Emma in a joint presentation. Then Jayne Howard will reflect on her 20 years working in health, then arts and health, in Cornwall and how her thinking and practice has changed in that time.
 
Please email me 500 words on your ideas for 10 minute provocations – no powerpoint, just the power of your voice. The deadline for provocation submissions is October 14th. Alex Murdin will talk about the Refound Sound project in which composer-in-residence, Marc Yeats, worked on a sensory piece of research and created a new composition related to memory, music and place. Refound Sound will be installed at Buckfast Abbey for you to visit at lunchtime or in the early evening. Refound Sound is a collaboration between Dorchester and Yeovil Hospitals and developed out of the Arts and Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals Project.
 
On November 25th Lord Bichard, Chair of the Cultural Commissioning Programme, and Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, will give the keynote. This will be followed by a short film and presentation from Jules Ford, Programme Manager for the Cultural Commissioning Programme in Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. Ruth Ben-Tovim, of Encounters Arts, will lead us in interactive sessions to explore the learning from Gloucestershire and in the afternoon we’ll ‘co-produce’ ideas for working together as a region. I will finish the day by giving you an update on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing’s national Inquiry, taking a look at the potential policy recommendations that might emerge from the Inquiry and how they could support our work in the future.
 
If you are coming to the conference, or if you can’t, we hope you’ll send us some thoughts in advance to inform the discussions on what we can do together as a region. We’ll be asking you to respond to a couple of questions next month.
 

Alex
 

      
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Ministers support for wellbeing impacts of the arts

The new Culture Secretary and the Minister for the Arts have both made speeches in the past couple of weeks praising the arts for their impact on health and wellbeing.
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Ministers support for wellbeing impacts of the arts
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Museum's dementia care training to be rolled out across the UK

A pilot programme by National Museums Liverpool has successfully used drama to train health care professionals to support people to live well with dementia.
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Museum's dementia care training to be rolled out across the UK
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Directors of Public Health

Public Health England has published an updated list of every Director of Public Health in the country.
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Directors of Public Health
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CREATE Gloucestershire Annual Data Return 2016

Create Gloucestershire has worked with its members to co-design a sector wide Annual Data Return form. It collects basic data from as many artists and arts and cultural organisations across Gloucestershire as possible. Deadline extended to Friday 14th October 2016
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CREATE Gloucestershire Annual Data Return 2016
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Sensory Backpacks for the Visually Impaired at the V&A

Curious Ceramics backpack is the V&A’s first backpack aimed at children with visual impairments, created through close collaboration with Sense, the national deafblind charity, and Abigail Hirsch an artist and an educator with experience and expertise in multisensory art engagement.
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Sensory Backpacks for the Visually Impaired at the V&A
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 AHSW Annual Conference 2016
 

AHSW Annual Conference 2016

  This year AHSW are hosting a special 2-day annual conference at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, with options to buy tickets for either or both days. We have designed this 2-day conference in response to feedback from last year's annual conference. Many of our members have requested opportunities to spend more time engaging in in-depth explorations and discussions around key ...
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AHSW Annual Conference & AGM 2016

This year AHSW is hosting a special 2-day annual conference, with options to buy tickets for either or both days. Day 1 will showcase best practice and learning from the region, and Day 2 will explore how AHSW can work with members across the South West to develop joined-up models of training, ...
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Joie de Vivre Platform

A Pavilion Dance South West event including an afternoon Open Workshop and evening Show. Aimed at members of the general public, with or without dance experience. 
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LOVE ARTS CONVERSATION

LOVE ARTS CONVERSATION is a festival-flavoured conference that wants to get you talking about mental health and creativity. This year the theme will be ‘I AM', and we will explore this creatively. 
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World premiere in Exeter - Brood Film Festival

World premiere & special launch event for Brood Film Fest; the first international film festival dedicated to the subject of early parenthood. Premiere screening with special guests, artist talks & more…
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Priorities for art and culture in London

This seminar will assess the future for arts and culture policy in London. 
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Shape Open Exhibition 2016/17: Submissions Open

Submissions are open for Shape's Annual Open group exhibition in London. This year's theme is 'Power: The Politics of Disability'. The applications deadline is 12 noon, Monday 3 October. 
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Shape Open Exhibition 2016/17: Submissions Open
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CALL FOR SCORES - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra invites composers to submit scores, a selection of which will be performed by the full BSO and Kokoro (BSO's new music group) in workshops led by Mark-Anthony Turnave as part of the BSO's Composers' Day on 18/02/17. Deadline: 16th Nov, 5pm.
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CALL FOR SCORES - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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Call for participation: From Inclusion to Partnership Exhibition

This call is for work made collaboratively by artists with disabilities and with artists without disabilities for an international exhibition which brings together works from different disciplines (displayed in digital format). Deadline for submission: Friday 2nd December, 17:00.
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Call for participation: From Inclusion to Partnership Exhibition
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Alternative Visions Artist Support Day - Barnstaple

Get support in creating an online gallery with Outside In by signing up for a 1-to-1 session at our Artist Support Day in Barnstaple on Friday 7th October, 2016
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Alternative Visions Artist Support Day - Barnstaple
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 Work
 

Project Coordinator, National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing are seeking a Project Coordinator to be based at University College London. Closing Date: 5th October (5pm)  
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Project Coordinator, National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing
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Public Art Project Manager - Willis Newson, Bristol

Willis Newson seeks talented, enthusiastic and practiced Public Art Project Manager for 9 months maternity cover contract.  Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 17th October 2016   
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Public Art Project Manager - Willis Newson, Bristol
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 Training and CPD
 

Laughter Facilitation Skills course, aka laughter yoga with Joe.

Learn to integrate nls: natural laughter skills and laughter yoga in your personal and professional life, and generate your own sunshine at will. 25% AHSW Member discount!
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Laughter Facilitation Skills course, aka laughter yoga with Joe.
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Online Arts and Health Courses with the University of Tasmania

Courses created from the latest research from around the globe exploring the health benefits of engaging in creative pursuits in clinical, therapeutic, social and personal health settings. The first course “The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health” is free and starts on 24 October 2016.
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Online Arts and Health Courses with the University of Tasmania
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Get your Early Bird tickets NOW!

Don't forget that you've only got until 20th October to get your Early Bird tickets for this year's Annual Conference!
 
Here are the prices:
AHSW Members Early Bird Tickets: 1-day £60.00, both days £110.00
Non-members Early Bird Tickets: 1-day £70.00, both days  £130.00
 
After 20th October these prices will increase to
AHSW Members Standard Tickets: 1-day £75.00, both days £140.00
Non-members Standard Tickets: 1-day £80.00, both days £150.00
 
There are some concessional tickets still available, for either 1 day or both days, so don't forget that you can email me if you require a concessional place.
 
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!
 
We're really excited about this year's conference and can't wait to welcome you in November.
 
 
Best Wishes
 
Hannah
 

 

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