Our Partner Events in London

We are thrilled to be working with some incredible partners to bring events to Creativity and Wellbeing week from revisiting the Creative Health report to supporting artists we have something for everyone. 

Creative Health Conference Southbank - June 10 

Creativity can change people’s lives for the better – explore how at the launch event for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019.

The conference brings together artists, practitioners, funders and policy-makers in the arts and health sectors to discuss the progress that has been made since the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing released the report Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing in 2017.

The conference particularly focuses on innovation and social isolation and loneliness.

Through keynote speeches from leading figures in policy-making and delivery, and panels and breakout sessions with experts in the field, we explore how we can work together in the future to expand on the invaluable cross-sector work that is being done.

Keynote speakers
The Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE – Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing
Simon Stevens – Chief Executive, NHS England
Gillian Moore CBE – Director of Music, Southbank Centre

What does innovation look like?
How do we address social isolation and loneliness through art?

Breakout sessions
Circle of Care: Appreciation of the Person – led by Suzy Willson, Clod Ensemble
The Role of Funding
Is Social Prescribing the Future

The conference is free entry but you must book. 


Connect 2019 - June 11

Following four fantastic sold-out years, Paintings in Hospitals and London Arts in Health Forum return with more informal networking goodness. Join us and a roomful of forward-thinking arts and health professionals at Connect.

Whether you’re looking for information or inspiration, head to the Menier Gallery for an evening of drinks and informal networking amid a new exhibition from Paintings in Hospitals and the Culture, Criticism and Curation course at Central Saint Martins.

We’ll be inviting leading thinkers, researchers, commissioners, artists and more. All you need to do is turn up, take part, and see what we can do when we collaborate.

Connect is always popular. Registering in advance is essential to avoid disappointment.

We want to offer events that are accessible to everyone. Entry to Connect 2019 is just £5.00 (or £4.00 for students). This includes refreshments and helps us cover some of the running costs.

Artists Practicing Well - June 13


The Artists Practising Well event brings together cultural leaders to explore frameworks of support for creative practitioners working in health and wellbeing contexts.

Nicola Naismith, author of Artists Practising Well, will highlight the key findings from her research and together with the panel and audience expertise, will explore current provision and future ambitions.

Event Schedule

1.30 Arrivals
2.00 Speakers: Nicola Naismith, Gail Babb, Jess Plant
2.50 Questions

3.00 Break

3.30 Break out discussion groups
4.15 Reconvene for groups feedback / panel discussion
4.50 Closing remarks from the Chair
5.00 Networking
6.00 Close

Early Bird tickets, £10 Book here 

Making it Mainstream: Creativity and Wellbeing in the Media June 14

Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the impact that creative or cultural activity can have on health and wellbeing. Join us for an afternoon of lively panels and performances which we hope will inspire you to cover the subject in your future work.

We are beginning to see the subject being represented in the media. Recent documentaries including Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure and Darcey Bussell: Dancing for Happiness both highlighted the transformative power of creativity. This event will include speakers from both films to examine how this subject is being approached as well as what the appetite is for future commissions.

The event is primarily for members of the media including journalists, drama writers and producers and aims to demystify creative wellbeing activity. We also want to showcase some of the incredible work being done in this field and feature some case studies as an inspiration for those working in the media. This isn’t just for those working in health or the arts this is an event to show how this subject can be used in drama, soaps, documentaries and features.

Tickets from £5 book here 


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