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Archive for June 2013


AHRC publishes Health and wellbeing, The contribution of the arts and humanities

Date posted: 25 June 2013

A new publication highlighting the contribution of the arts and humanities to enhancing health and wellbeing has been produced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. The publication was launched on 4 June at the Houses of Parliament at an event during which Members of Parliament and peers were given the opportunity to meet researchers across all disciplinary areas working in the field of health and wellbeing. Read More


Face it: abstract portraits influenced by experiences of mental health

Date posted: 25 June 2013

Face It is an exhibition of abstract portraits by Susanne Wawra influenced by experiences of mental health. The exhibition will take place from 7-9 July 2013 as part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival in Avenue Road Gallery, Portobello, Dublin 8.

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blueSCI: social entrepreneurial approaches to arts and mental health

Date posted: 21 June 2013

a one day workshop at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, Waterford Regional Hospital with Stuart Webster
Monday, 7 October 2013 from 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop presented by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Cork Arts + Health programme, HSE South and led by Stuart Webster, founder director of blueSCI Arts and Culture Mental Health and Wellbeing service, Manchester, will explore social enterprise in the context of arts and mental health practice. Read More


Call for singing/ choral directors

Date posted: 21 June 2013

The Dun laoghaire-Rathdown/HSE Arts and Health Partnership and the Living Well with Dementia Stillorgan – Blackrock Project, are looking for two Choral Directors to pilot an Arts and Health project for people with dementia.

The Choral Directors will lead singing sessions with people with dementia, their family members and friends in two locations in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. It is essential that the successful applicants are responsive to the needs of the participants. Experience of working with people with dementia is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided. Read More


Love:Live Music Day 2013

Date posted: 19 June 2013

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In celebration of National Love: Live Music Day on Friday June 21 many healthcare settings are programming an eclectic mix of live music events nationally.  Participating centres include: Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Tallaght Hospital, Naas General Hospital, West Cork Arts Centre and West Cork Mental Health Services; all members of Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland.  Many members of AHCI have a vibrant music component to their arts and health programmes.  We are fortunate to have a wealth of professional and community musicians and organisations that play an important part in performing and working with us on our various music programmes.  Love Live Music is a day to celebrate our musical traditions, discover new music and show case a variety of music to audiences in healthcare settings.  Read More

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