The Art of Good Health & Wellbeing
Recently I took time out to see, The Father, by Florian Zeller at the Wyndham Theatre, which runs until 21st November. I’ve been writing a book chapter over the last few months and needed to immerse myself in something that electrifies the soul. This play is that rare kind of thing. If there’s the slightest chance you’re in London over the next month, and you have an interest in memory loss - go and see it. It’s not depressing, it is, just a little disquieting*. I shan’t give you a spoiler - but it’ll certainly help inform my new work which tries to understand what we mean by cultural value in relationship to the Tweedledee and Tweedledum of intrinsic/instrumental value. So I’ll be testing some of these ideas on a poor unsuspecting audience at the 7th Annual, Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference in Sydney in November.
“...all the time, the Buzzing” will, (I hope) marshal some of my thinking around applied theatre and our dizzying journey from the cradle, to the grave. This years conference explores our mental health and resilience through the arts and has Errol Francis, Head of Arts and Mental Health and Festival Director at the Mental Health Foundation, sharing work around The Anxiety Festival. Get the full details of this years International Conference by clicking HERE.
“The Father is one of those plays that makes your brain hum with the unique potential of theatre” - The Independent
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Part-time project manager
Small Things Dance Collective have received ACE funding to further develop their ‘ground-breaking’ work at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Over the last 9 years they have developed artist-led movement, dance, performance and research across acute hospital wards. Their current programme of work will include participatory performance devised for the new innovative Alder Hey in the Park and the development of a Small Things dance and health App. We are seeking an experienced part-time project manager/administrator to support the development of this project and the organisation.
Fee: Between £120-£160/day (dependant on experience) up to 40 days/per year
ART IN PRISONS
From Monday 26 October / 6pm - 9pm / FACT MediaLab / 6 week course
This course, written and delivered by Hannah Hull, is aimed at artists and arts practitioners who are working - or would like to work - in prisons (at any point in their career). It seamlessly combines practice and theory, and will leave you with a critically informed and viable prison arts proposal under your belt… plus a series of critical tools that will positively affect your broader art practice. More details HERE.