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Archive for January 2018


Public Age Project Screening

Date posted: 29 January 2018

Image shown: Public Age Project

The Public Age project sought to reveal how important well-designed public space is to health, wellbeing and positive ageing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County. Read More


The Creative Well 2018

Date posted: 24 January 2018

Image shown: Active workshop Image, Claire, Naas, 2015. Photo credit: Claire Blennerhassett, artist and The Creative Well.

The Creative Well is a visual arts and health programme that provides space and place for arts participation in many forms for all in Co. Kildare. In spring 2018, The Creative Well presents a series of workshops as part of ‘This Must Be The Place,’ a residency with Riverbank Arts Centre. Read More


Arts and Health research cluster at UL – Spring 2018 events

Date posted: 24 January 2018

The Arts and Health research cluster, based at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick, facilitates collaborative research between arts and health disciplines. The cluster is hosting a series of spring events including a Health Humanities symposium, a music therapy research day and guest music performances.

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Azure dementia-friendly tours at Highlanes Gallery Winter / Spring 2018

Date posted: 24 January 2018

Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda is part of the Azure Network, an alliance of cultural organisations that aim for greater inclusion of people with dementia in an Irish cultural context. Monthly gallery-based sessions take place for people with dementia and their carers, focusing on a few selected works from the temporary exhibition programme and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.  Read More


Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic

Date posted: 15 January 2018

Image shown: Pop Up Picnic visits a family home in Kildare in 2017 with performer Niamh Lawlor and musician Thomas Johnston. Photo credit: Brian Cregan.

Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic is a multi-sensory performance experience created for families with young children who have complex needs. Developed in 2016 in partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, the project supports families in absorbing creative and play skills to be used in everyday life in the home, providing parents with new ways of bonding with their very young child using sound, light, music, movement, smell and touch. Read More

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