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Bealtaine At Home 2021 – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age

Date posted: 1 May 2021

Image shown: Andy Parsons, Conversations in Portrait; Maisie, Roscommon sitting. © Andy Parsons.

Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, takes place across the month of May. The 2021 edition embraces the theme of ‘In(ter)dependence’ with a wide-ranging online programme of workshops, discussions and performances for public audiences and care settings.  Read More


IMMA presents Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett

Date posted: 7 April 2021

Image shown: Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett with Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network. Event documentation: Detail from film still by Epic Productions.

Yes, But Do You Care? explores the human right to make a bad decision, family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation. Created by visual artist Marie Brett with choreographer/performer Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network, filmed documentation of the piece will be streamed by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) from 7 – 21 April 2021. Read More


Mental Health and the Arts: Experiencing Empathy Through Creativity

Date posted: 2 April 2021

Experiencing Empathy Through Creativity is an online event on 16 April exploring how the experience of empathy is related to creativity and playfulness. How is empathy experienced, and how is this experience linked to creativity? How, in turn, is creativity related to the capacity to play, and why is this so important?
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Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021

Date posted: 1 April 2021

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference is taking place online from 21-23 June 2021. During the global crisis, the arts and creativity have helped us navigate uncertainty and been agents of hope. The conference will provide a space for exploring our individual and collective experiences and articulating a vision for the future. Read More


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.

Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, and Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership, will explore the theme of cultural leadership, including its role within the field of arts and health, during a lunchtime conversation on 21 April. This event is produced by artsandhealth.ie as part of the Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021. Read More

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