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Archive for December 2017


Last Dance at Clonakilty Community Hospital

Date posted: 23 December 2017

Image shown: Justin Grounds (violinist) and Inma Pavon (dancer) performing Last Dance at Clonakilty Hospital as part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme. Photo credit: Clare Keogh.

‘Last Dance’, a five-week collaborative project with residents of the Clonakilty Community Hospital, Baroque violinist Justin Grounds and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, culminated in a special event in the wards of the hospital on 12 December. The two artists explored the famous ‘Chaconne in D minor’ for unaccompanied violin by J.S.Bach.  Read More


Red House Legends: Poetry collection by Martin McShea launched at Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Date posted: 23 December 2017

Image shown: Red House Legends launch, 28 November 2017 (l-r): Dr Elizabeth Abernethy, Consultant Nephrologist, UHW; Dr Celine Healy, Maynooth University; Philip Cullen, artist; Martin McShea, author; Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director, WHAT; Zoe Patel, illustrator; Brenda Ronan, Clinical Nurse Manager, Renal Dialysis Unit, UHW. Photo credit: John Power. 

Red House Legends: Woodford to Waterford, A Life’s Journey in Verse, by poet and retired teacher Martin McShea, was recently launched at Waterford Healing Arts Trust. The collection, which came about through the WHAT arts programme, also features original illustrations by artist Zoe Patel. Red House Legends was launched by Dr Elizabeth Abernethy, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospital Waterford.  Read More


PhD scholarship at University of Limerick: Singing and Mental Health

Date posted: 21 December 2017

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, is delighted to announce an opportunity for a well-motivated and capable graduate to undertake a PhD in the Music Therapy Department under the supervision of Dr Hilary Moss. This research is in the field of singing, mental health and health promotion and builds on the work of Dr Moss in this area. Read More


The Collective: Group show from The Creative Well Open Studio

Date posted: 21 December 2017

Image shown: Kate Coyle, landscape abstract.

The Creative Well presents ‘The Collective’, a group show of works from The Open Studio, at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge from 5-26 January 2018. The Creative Well programme is an inclusive visual arts project funded by Kildare County Council Arts Service and supported by The HSE Health Promotion Unit.  Read More


First Fortnight in Cork

Date posted: 19 December 2017

Image shown: Poetic Pilgramage, performing at Therapy Sessions, First Fortnight Cork 2018.

First Fortnight, Ireland’s annual arts and mental health festival, is coming back to Cork in January 2018 with seven events taking place across Cork city and county. The programme includes long running First Fortnight favourite the Therapy Sessions, coming to Cork for the first time, together with music, poetry, spoken word, film and even a get-together for dog lovers.  Read More

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