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Archive for August 2019


Call for papers: Association for Medical Humanities Conference 2020

Date posted: 31 August 2019

‘Making space’ is the theme for the Association for Medical Humanities Conference 2020 which will be held from 17-19 June at University of Limerick. This conference invites practitioners, artists, scholars and patients to think about space in the broadest terms. Read More


Waterford Healing Arts Trust publishes independent evaluation of Arts Programme in Renal Dialysis at UHW

Date posted: 30 August 2019

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has published an independent evaluation of its Arts Programme in the Renal Dialysis Unit at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). The evaluation was commissioned in 2018 with a view to informing the future development of the programme, and was conducted by independent researcher Leigh Tesch.   Read More


Creative Exchanges – Training Course Autumn 2019

Date posted: 30 August 2019

Image shown: Creative Exchanges: Drawing workshop. Photo by Liz Harper.

Creative Exchanges is an accredited training course for activities coordinators in care settings and artists interested in engaging with older people in a care setting. Led by Age & Opportunity and running over seven weeks, participants will learn how to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people. The autumn 2019 course will take place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 11 September to 24 October. Read More

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Introduction to Arts & Health: One-day workshop at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore on 8 November

Date posted: 30 August 2019

Image shown: Well Festival at UHW, 2015. Photo credit: Keith Currams.

*This event is now SOLD OUT. Please email WHAT@hse.ie to join the waiting list.*

An Introduction to Arts and Health, a one-day national workshop, will take place at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore on Friday 8 November 2019. This day-long programme, featuring presentations by some of the leading figures working in arts and health in Ireland, is for healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about this exciting field.  Read More


Dublin Fringe Festival: The Examination by Brokentalkers

Date posted: 30 August 2019

Image shown: The Examination by Brokentalkers. Photo credit: Luca Truffarelli.

The Examination is a documentary performance work by award-winning theatre group Brokentalkers exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system in the UK and Ireland. Showing as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, performances are taking place at Project Arts Centre (7-12 and 14 September, preview 6 September).  Read More

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