The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has published a report into developing health and wellbeing work in museums aimed at both the museum and health sector, and includes good practice guidance. Download and read it below.
Access and diversity in the arts
A new campaign, Inspiring the Future of Theatre in partnership with UK Theatre, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), and Education and Employers, will introduce the range of career options available in theatre to young people nationwide. The campaign is looking for industry ambassadors, across all roles, who will be matched with schools across the UK, taking part in events to lay the groundwork for young people to later make informed and ambitious career decisions.
A giant, 23ft replica of the moon is coming to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of an extensive programme of events across the city over the final bank holiday weekend in May.
Created by renowned British artist Luke Jerram, the stunning “Museum of the Moon” uses detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and includes a sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.
Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames. It is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses.
The 18th architect commissioned to design the annual Serpentine Pavilion for Serpentine Galleries will be both the youngest architect yet and also the first solo woman since Zaha Hadid was commissioned in 2000.
Frida Escobedo's pavilion design will be open to the public from 15 June until 7 October 2018 and will host a programme of art, architecture, music, film and dance events.
A stellar night of entertainment, free booze and snacks and a rather dazzling afterparty all in support of our work with young people and emerging artists.
On Thursday 15 March Soho Theatre will be interrupting usual programming at Dean Street and commandeering the whole building for a special Alternative Gala Party.
Gazelli Art House was proud to present a live durational performance by acclaimed Russo-Brazilian performance artist, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, in support of the Russian LGBT Network. Temporary Monument No.0 is a five-hour durational live piece examining the predicament of homosexuals in Chechnya. A region long affected by extreme homophobia, Pavlov-Andreevich's performance raised awareness to the violent crackdown on the LGBT community in the semi-autonomous republic.
Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident
10 - 29 April, Omnibus Theatre
Tarun Jasani's new play is a historical re-imagining, inspired by the real-life experiences of Gauhar Jaan, one of India's most renowned singing and dancing sensations. The story, interwoven with scandal, intrigue and invention, follows the journey of engineer Fredrick Gaisberg as he makes his way across India to record her beautiful voice.
Jude Kelly CBE will leave Southbank Centre in May after 12 years as Creative Director to focus on the global development of Women of the World festival.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is asking for evidence and case studies that can help prove the positive impact of arts, cultural activities and sport on health, community and education. The Committee invites evidence from the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise, on the questions to think about below, by 22 February 2018.
The Committee will focus on five major themes: social mobility, health, crime reduction, education, community engagement and diversity.