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Participant Perspective , Online vs In-Person

By Lisa Dillon-Langhorn Before lockdown, I had the privilege of meeting Catherine and Naomi, from Significant Seams, when I attended, in person, the Textiles and Nature course in Crediton, Devon, UK.  The course was listed on the Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) website and I was instantly drawn to the […]

Last week to contribute patches (or poetry) for ‘Here Comes The Sun’ Quilt

arthur+martha, an experimental arts organisation based in the north west of England, is coordinating two quilt projects through the pandemic – AND ACCEPTING PATCHES THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER: ‘Here Comes the Sun (a global project),’ and ‘Necklace of Stars’ (which is open to people 65+ across Derbyshire) . They […]

Arts, Creativity and Health: A Special Issue for the Journal ‘Public Health’. Call for Papers – Deadline 30th September 2020

This special issue will welcome submissions from across the spectrum of arts and culture to include: performing arts (incl. music, dance, theatre), visual and creative arts (incl. painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, crafts, design, photography, film), museums, libraries (including reading and creative writing), archives and other types of heritage, such as […]

“Very enjoyable collaborative project for a precious cause. Perfectly timed during lockdown” Participant Feedback on The Ugly Bug Ball

Project eARTh: ‘The Ugly Bug Ball’ Embroidery Project A project for participants in Project eARTh, and arts and health programme for adults across the High Peak, experiencing mental distress or other long -term conditions. This lockdown embroidery project is led by artist Amanda Whewell. It has been done by post […]

Multiple Quarantine Quilt projects are included in new report: How can the arts and creativity support people who are shielding or vulnerable during Covid-19?

The National Culture, Health, and Wellbeing Alliance have produced a report and a series of case studies of the role of the arts in supporting the most vulnerable. Multiple of the projects in our network are included, either explicitly (Necklace of Stars) or implicitly as commissioners and partners are profiled […]