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An early rehearsal moment for Keynsham Action Network's Butterflies-Voice choir

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An early rehearsal moment for Keynsham Action Network's Butterflies-Voice choir


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Creative Hub Laboratories with EncounterTT
Various sessions from September 2017 (read full article for details)

Experimental and inclusive workshops open to early-to-mid-career artists of all disciplines and curious people who want a license to nurture their creativity with others.

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Art in Mental Health: A Foundation Course in Art Therapy
starting on 17th October 2017 for two terms, ending on 13th March 2018. The course is held on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm 9.30 pm plus four Saturday workshops.

This popular part-time course introduces participants to key factors in working with visual art in a wide variety of therapeutic and health contexts, focussing on broad mental health issues. Students will gain an awareness of the uses and value of Art Therapy along with a general understanding of the theory which underpins it.


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NEW Exhibition at Art at the Heart of the RUH (Royal United Hospitals Bath)
26th January - 19th April 2018, Mon-Sun 8am-8pm

The Landscape Collective: This prestigious exhibition will show a very large number of landscape collective works by a group of UK based photographers. The exhibition opens on 26th January and will be on show until mid-April.

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Sound Connections Early Years Conference
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm

This year’s conference will focus on the impact of music on health and wellbeing in early-childhood. Join Sound Connections to delve deeper into the extraordinary role that music and the arts can play in positively affecting health and wellbeing of babies, children in early childhood, and parents and carers. 

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Effective Facilitation with Hard to Reach Adults
22nd & 23rd Feb 2018, 11am - 5pm

This two-day course will explore good practice in theatre facilitation when working with hard to reach adults. It will introduce ideas on how to engage reluctant participants, techniques for dealing with conflict, ready tested exercises and activities that work well in settings for hard to reach adults and the different types of outcomes that can be expected. 

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Demystifying evaluation: Measuring the social impact of participatory activities
Thursday 1st March 2018, 12.30pm 4.00pm

This half-day seminar will outline the theory and practicalities of measuring the social impact of participatory activities on individuals and communities.

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Managing Arts Projects with a Social Impact
Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10.30am 5pm

This full day course adopts a nuts and bolts approach to managing arts projects with a societal impact from planning to evaluation.

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Where Next for Social Prescribing in England - outcomes, patient choice and cost-effectiveness
Morning, Wednesday, 21st March 2018

This Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the key issues in the increased use of social prescribing in England.

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Growing Excellence in Dementia Care: 10th International Dementia Conference
16th & 17th April 2018

Ireland’s largest annual dementia event, featuring expert speakers from Ireland and abroad – showcasing best practice nationwide. Early Bird tickets available until 20th January 2018

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Aesop National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase
Thursday 19th April 2018, 10:00am 6:00pm

An event for health decision makers; the focus of the Conference is on how the arts can contribute to current health priorities. Early bird booking deadline 31st January 

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