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Archive for July 2012


Two Suitcases: short film screening

Date posted: 24 July 2012

Images shown: Artist Scott Anthony Kelly and young participants on the Two Suitcases set

Two Suitcases is a short film based on Ben Murnane’s experiences of living with Fanconi Anaemia, a rare genetic disease in which the bone marrow stops working properly. Two Suitcases focuses on the important role creativity played in Ben’s life during his teenage years. Ben’s story was filmed by teenagers with the support of artists and DIT film students as part of the Two Suitcases Project and will be screened in The Digital Hub, Dublin on 10 August 2012.

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Healing Sounds music programme at Waterford Regional Hospital

Date posted: 23 July 2012

Image shown: Dúnaill

The Healing Sounds programme will continue to provide exciting live music performances in Waterford Regional Hospital during August to October 2012, from a diverse range of musicians. Music will begin in the hospital foyer from 1.30pm to 2.00pm before moving to the wards and outpatients clinics. Read More


Call for case studies for artsandhealth.ie

Date posted: 23 July 2012

Arts and health practitioners are invited to submit case studies of high quality arts and health projects to artsandhealth.ie. The case studies section of artsandhealth.ie showcases examples of arts and health projects in Ireland. This section provides a bank of well documented projects, of artistic merit, which are delivered by professional artists across a diversity of art forms and contexts. Background structures and partnerships are included to give an overview of the provision for arts and health practice. Please see http://www.artsandhealth.ie/case-studies/ for examples of case studies.

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Call for volunteer artists to work with patients at Tallaght Hospital

Date posted: 17 July 2012

The Arts Officer at Tallaght Hospital is seeking volunteer artists to participate in an exciting art project for patients in the hospital. The project will involve volunteer artists spending one to two hours per week with patients on selected wards, using a ‘Mobile Art Trolley’ stocked with art materials. Artists will invite patients to express themselves using the art materials by their bedside and will support and encourage patients to participate. Read More


Using Theatre for Positive Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in young people and adults

Date posted: 2 July 2012

Acting for the Future uses participative drama workshops together with a professional theatre performance and an excellent support structure to promote positive mental health, suicide prevention and challenge stigma around mental health. The project is run in association with the Samaritans and the Irish Association of Suicidology, with assistance from a panel of advisors. Acting for the Future comprises three main elements: the drama workshop, the performance of Testimonies and a support structure. A school or community organisation can avail of the workshop or performance or both. Young people develop a stronger awareness of the issues through a quality arts experience. Read More

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