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Archive for April 2019

In Conversation

In Conversation with Kevin O’Shanahan: Creativity and Mental Health

Date posted: 22 April 2019

Image shown: Kevin O'Shanahan

As part of our ongoing ‘In Conversation’ series, we met with Kevin O’Shanahan, a Nurse Specialist in Mental Health and the Arts with Cork Mental Health Services, working within the HSE’s Cork/Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation. Kevin spoke to us about his background as a musician working in health settings, the importance of having a dedicated wellbeing hub (49 North Street) serving communities in West Cork, and the shift in mental healthcare towards a model receptive to the role of creative expression in supporting recovery.   Read More


Bealtaine Discussion: A Conversation on Death and Dying

Date posted: 20 April 2019

Image shown: Bealtaine Discussion: The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living

Taking inspiration from Damien Hirst’s iconic shark in formaldehyde sculpture The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), this multidisciplinary discussion will explore how we conceive, imagine, understand, process and articulate the difficult subject of death and dying. This event is taking place on 9 May 2019 as part of Bealtaine Festival, celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.  Read More


Evaluator sought by Cavan County Council Arts Office: arts and health stakeholder project

Date posted: 20 April 2019

Cavan County Council Arts Office is seeking an evaluator to assess the initiation, process and implementation of a network of stakeholders. The arts office has initiated this network following a well-established commitment to arts and health and young people over a number of years. An evaluator is sought to assess the project; observe, analyse, write and recommend.  Read More


Call for Writers – Mental Health Narrative Project

Date posted: 20 April 2019

Image shown: Library at WHAT Centre for Arts & Health

Writers are invited to apply to be part of a research team exploring human rights and recovery for those living in mental health community houses. As part of a collaborative research team, the writer will deliver a series of workshops to gather life experiences of those living and working in community residences and produce a collection of the gathered narratives. The focus of this project is on the development of good practice within the community residences in relation to human rights and recovery. Read More


Exhibition by Rosemarie Langtry at Roscommon University Hospital

Date posted: 14 April 2019

Image shown: Exhibition by Rosemarie Langtry at Roscommon University Hospital.

Roscommon University Hospital is hosting an exhibition of work by contemporary visual artist Rosemarie Langtry until 24 May 2019.  Read More

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