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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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Willis Newson Truro design

Cancer centre in Truro benefits from artistic interventions

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre is a £2.8 million new building in Truro. Developed through close collaboration with a creative team, staff and patients, it is a distinctive, sensitive space.

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Public supports doctors prescribing dance, poll finds

56% of Brits agree with Government plans to empower GPs to prescribe dance to patients to combat loneliness, according to YouGov data. The figure rises to 69% among those who already have an interest in dance. (Via ArtsProfessional/Open Access Government)

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Evidence

Second Museums and Health Report

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has published its second report which offers insight into different ways the heritage sector is responding creatively to a range of issues and provides a variety of recommendations.

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Opportunities

Open Call for LGBTQ+ artists

Ginger Beer (a queer art collective based in Bristol) are looking for LGBTQ+ identifying artists working in any fine art medium to be featured in the second instalment of 'ginger beer: a queer art exhibition' at the Island, Bristol from 26th - 28th of Feb 2019.

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