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Waterford Healing Arts Trust announces Artist in Residence for 2021 at University Hospital Waterford

Date posted: 2 May 2021

Image shown: Joe Brennan, WHAT Artist in Residence 2021 at University Hospital Waterford. Photo credit: Barbara Flynn.

Storyteller Joe Brennan has been selected as Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s Artist in Residence for 2021 at University Hospital Waterford. Under the project title Telling Tales, Joe will work with staff at UHW for six months, offering opportunities to experience oral storytelling in different ways. The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council. Read More


Surviving or Thriving? Podcast series and resources for the arts sector

Date posted: 30 April 2021

Waterford Healing Arts Trust in partnership with the Arts Council hosted an online series of panel discussions and workshops in March and April 2021 exploring the personal and professional impact of Covid-19 on the arts sector. Surviving or Thriving? aims to strengthen resilience, restore confidence and promote connectedness amongst artists and arts workers.  Read More


Murmurations: A Song Cycle 

Date posted: 24 April 2021

Image shown: Murmurations: A Song Cycle.

Murmurations is a three-part song cycle created by Sharon Murphy and Sadhbh O’Sullivan of Embrace Music. The songs reflect and draw upon the breadth and depth of loss experienced by older people and those living in residential care, known to the artists through their work as music and health practitioners.
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A Bird at My Window and Other Stories

Date posted: 20 April 2021

Image shown: A bird at my window and other stories by Sarah Fuller and Manuela Corbari, part of Saolta Arts' The Deepest Shade of Green arts and health programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photo Credit: Tom Flanagan.

This April, Saolta Arts and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, in partnership with Saolta University Health Care Group, launched the third and final phase of A bird at my window and other stories by Sarah Fuller and Manuela Corbari. This project forms part of The Deepest Shade of Green arts and health programme.  Read More


Call for participants: Research study on music and dementia

Date posted: 12 April 2021

Participants of all ages, with and without a family history of dementia, are invited to take part in a study exploring how music can help people at risk of developing dementia. This study is being led by Dr. Catherine Jordan, Senior Atlantic Fellow, with a team of psychologists at the Global Brain Health Institute (Trinity College Dublin and University California San Francisco). Read More

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