Wednesday, October 10, 2007

London Arts is Health Forum

This autumn, LAHF has organised a series of events focusing on the impact the arts can have in strengthening the health of communities.
Events in October and November will focus on the role of the arts in cultivating healthy lifestyles and in tackling health inequalities. These events will also examine the issues facing architects and designers looking to use the arts to help develop effective community healthcare facilities. Alongside these events, they hope to organise a seminar to debate some of the issues involved in promoting arts events in community settings. Look here for further details.

Bromley by Bow Tour
On Thursday 8 November, LAHF is co-ordinating a tour of the ground-breaking Bromley by Bow Centre. Over the past twenty years, the Bromley by Bow Centre has stood as a beacon of good practice in using an integrated approach to the arts in community healthcare settings. The Centre offers a huge range of arts based activities as well as providing workshop space for artists and including a diverse selection of integrated art throughout the premises.
Buildings and the Arts
On Thursday 29 November, LAHF is presenting a forum entitled "Building the arts into community healthcare provision". Speakers will include clinical teams, design consultants and architects involved in developing some of the newest community health facilities in London and the event promises to be a lively and dynamic exploration of the challenges involved in integrating the arts into new buildings. Keep the date free and look out for more information in future newsletters or, to register your interest, email:
Well London Update
A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 18 October 2-4pm at Arts Council England, London, to unveil further details about the arts and cultural strand of Well London.
As previously reported in LAHF's newsletter, Well London is a new, £9.46m pan-London programme that will invest in community led projects over three years to promote health and mental wellbeing. Well London partners will work with communities to design and implement creative projects that can meet their needs and aspirations, developing relationships between them and arts organisations and artists which will then deliver projects.

Writing Heals
A national conference focusing on creative writing and wellbeing will take place in Salisbury on 14 November. For more information, t: 01722 321744
London Arts in Health Forum,Floor 1, The Menier Chocolate Factory,51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RUTelephone/fax number: 0845 602 0825E-mail:

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