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Emergence anthology celebrates the wisdom and resilience of ageing

Date posted: 1 April 2021

Image shown: Emergence anthology of poetry and prose.

Doctors caring for older people in Ireland have contributed their favourite poems and prose to a unique anthology celebrating the wisdom and resilience of ageing. Published against the backdrop of the current pandemic which has brought particular attention to this often marginalised group, ‘Emergence’ is an eclectic collection of the familiar and less familiar, contemporary and centuries old, in celebration of older people.
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In Conversation

Cultural Leadership: Gráinne Hope in conversation with Moira Sinclair

Date posted: 25 March 2021

Image shown: L-R: Moira Sinclair and Gráinne Hope.

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 continues on 21 April with Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, in conversation with Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership. They will explore the theme of cultural leadership including its role within the field of arts and health. Read More


Ciara’s Comic: New publication from the National Hearing Implant and Research Centre

Date posted: 25 March 2021

Image shown: Ciara's Comic, National Hearing Implant & Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital. Creator / Illustrator: Marie Denham. Text: Jennifer Robertson.

The National Hearing Implant & Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital has launched a publication aimed at children and teenagers. Ciara’s Comic was created and illustrated by Marie Denham, a staff nurse and artist, with text by Jennifer Robertson, a speech and language therapist at Beaumont Hospital.  Read More


Bodies of Evidence: Contribution of Dance to Health and Wellbeing

Date posted: 23 March 2021

Bodies of Evidence, a virtual symposium on 19 April, explores how we research and evaluate the contribution of dance to health and wellbeing within the wider arts and health landscape. Read More


Artist in the Community Scheme – Increased Award Amounts and Timeframes

Date posted: 23 March 2021

Image shown: Drombeg Stone Circle. Part of Land Walks, an AIC Scheme funded project, 2019 © William Bock.

Create Ireland has announced a series of enhancements to the Artist in the Community Scheme, which enables artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects.  Read More

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