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Fairland Collective announced as Bealtaine Artist in Residence in a Care Setting

Date posted: 18 November 2018

Image shown: Fairland Collective

Age & Opportunity has announced the Fairland Collective as the newly appointed Bealtaine artists in residence at St. Joseph’s Community, Shankill, Co. Dublin, the only care home in Ireland solely dedicated to dementia care.  Read More


SCRUBS-CUH Workplace Choir: To Vienna and beyond

Date posted: 14 November 2018

Image shown: SCRUBS Workplace Choir CUH at the National Concert Hall

SCRUBS, the Workplace Choir at Cork University Hospital, is travelling to Vienna on 28 November to take part in the annual International Advent Singing Festival, a prestigious four-day event. A group of 54 people comprising choir members, musicians and supporters will attend.  Read More


Health Inside

Date posted: 10 November 2018

Image shown: section of an artwork from Health Inside. Photograph of a convict in Mountjoy prison 1857. Courtesy of the Thomas A. Larcom Photographs Collection, New York. 1867.

Health Inside is a new public art intervention by visual artist Sinéad McCann and UCD historians Catherine Cox and Oisín Wall about the Irish prison system and prisoners’ health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The artwork takes the form of a series of posters that subversively occupy the private advertising space of two large billboards and eight bus shelters on the North Circular Road, and surrounding area near Mountjoy Prison in Dublin 7.  Read More


77 Years A-Dreaming: Moving and humorous memoir by Jack Kelly to be launched at WHAT

Date posted: 5 November 2018

Image shown: Jack Kelly, author of '77 Years A-Dreaming: Reflections and Recollections of a Wonderful Life.'

77 Years A-Dreaming: Reflections and Recollections of a Wonderful Life, by Portlaw amateur historian and renal dialysis patient Jack Kelly, will be officially launched by Mary Butler, TD, at Waterford Healing Arts Trust on Friday 30 November at 6pm. All are welcome to attend the launch. 77 Years A-Dreaming will be available to purchase at the launch and afterwards from Waterford Healing Arts Trust.  Read More


MindReading: online toolkit using literature to support mental wellbeing

Date posted: 20 October 2018

The MindReading online toolkit is a collection of resources about using literature to support mental wellbeing at times of illness. These resources are principally collected from the 2017 conference, MindReading: Mental Health and the Written Word, a collaboration between UCD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Diseases of Modern Life Project at St Anne’s College, Oxford, and the University of Birmingham. Read More

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