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Archive for February 2017


SICK! Festival 2017 (UK)

Date posted: 25 February 2017

Image shown: Before I Die by Candy Chang. Photo credit: Trevor Coe

SICK! Festival will take place in Manchester and Brighton from 8-25 March 2017. The festival brings together an international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of physical, mental and social challenges.  Read More


Transplant and Life: Exhibition exploring lives of organ transplant patients (UK)

Date posted: 25 February 2017

Image shown: Transplant and Life at the Hunterian Museum

Visitors to the Royal College of Surgeons’ Hunterian Museum in London can explore the lives of patients who have received organ transplants, those on the waiting list, and live donors via a newly commissioned exhibition which innovatively merges sound, photography and video. The exhibition runs until 20 May 2017. Read More


Planet of the Capes: Interactive film and music showcase

Date posted: 21 February 2017

Image shown: Film still from Planet of the Capes

Helium Arts and CanTeen Ireland are hosting an interactive film and music showcase at The Sugar Club in Dublin on 1 April. This event will feature the premiere of Planet of the Capes by members of CanTeen Ireland, the young people’s cancer support group, together with companion films by Louise Manifold and poet Ben Murnane, live music by Seán Carpio with CanTeen and superhero activities with artist Siobhán Clancy.  Read More


Free online course: Medicine and the Arts – Humanising Healthcare

Date posted: 20 February 2017

FutureLearn is offering a free online course delivered by the University of Cape Town exploring the intersection of medicine, medical anthropology and the creative arts. Over six weeks, participants will visit a new aspect of human life and consider it from the perspectives of people working in health sciences, social sciences and the arts.  Read More


Kicking the bucket 2017 – Call for participants

Date posted: 14 February 2017

Back by popular demand! Visual artist Sinead Dinneen and curator Katie Verling are looking for new participants to take part in their Kicking the Bucket programme in Limerick this spring. Kicking the Bucket is a creative and thought-provoking seminar and workshop series on funeral practices and personal choices which first took place in spring 2016. Read More

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