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Place Poets in Memory Caf├ęs

Literature Works' National Memory Day programme places trained poets in Memory Cafés bringing the joy of poetry to those with memory loss and their carers. AHSW are matching donations up to £2000 to support this initiative - read on to find out more.

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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

A new study, published in the Frontiers neuroscience journal, found learning to dance helped older people combat cognitive decline and improved their balance at a greater rate than simple physical exercise.

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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

Call-out to curators for Fringe Arts Bath 2019

FaB is offering aspiring Curators the opportunity to devise and organise a show as part of FaB Festival, 24 May - 9 June 2019. Anyone can apply, with any level of experience: students, graduates, artists, local, national, international. Deadline: Friday 2nd November 2018.

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