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Archive for February 2018


Dance Unlimited: Meet and Move at McAuley Place

Date posted: 13 February 2018

Are you interested in dance and movement? Join the Meet and Move workshops for “Dance Unlimited 2018”. Taking place every Monday until 26 March at McAuley Place in Naas, Meet and Move is led by dance artist Ailish Claffey. These gentle and fun workshops are open to everyone, and are especially welcoming to those living with health issues such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia and older residents of Kildare county.  Read More


Call for papers: 2018 European Design4Health conference

Date posted: 11 February 2018

Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University invites papers from researchers and practitioners for the fifth European Design4Health conference, taking place from 4-6 September 2018. Design4Health brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods.  Read More


Call for entries: Poems for Patience poetry competition 2018

Date posted: 11 February 2018

Image shown: Poems for Patience launch 2017

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries for its annual poetry competition. The winning poem will be published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway as part of Poems For Patience 2018 and the winner will be invited to read the poem at the launch during Cúirt International Festival of Literature.  Read More


Dance Classes for People with Parkinson’s at Dance House

Date posted: 7 February 2018

Dance Classes for People with Parkinson’s are taking place every Friday from February to May at Dance House in Dublin. Led by professional dance artist, Ailish Claffey, participants are inspired to explore movement and music in ways that are energising, fun, stimulating and creative. Read More


Last Dance: afternoon performance at Uillinn

Date posted: 7 February 2018

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.

Baroque violinist Justin Grounds and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon will take part in an afternoon performance at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre on 23 February. The two artists undertook a collaborative project called ‘Last Dance’ with residents of Clonakilty Community Hospital, exploring the famous Chaconne in D minor for Unaccompanied Violin by J.S Bach. This ​​sharing of the work is a performative conversation, an exchange of letters between the artists, the residents of the hospital and Bach. Read More

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