Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health

Mike White’s new essay “Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health” was commissioned and published by ixia, the public art think tank. The introduction is below and full text is available here: “Arts in health is at a fork in the road. The hard-paved route, The Empirical Highway, leads to probable damnation Read the full article…

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 (Expression of Interest Due 1 June 2014)

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 is a competition for a creative work that illuminates the relationship between the arts and medicine. What works are eligible? A ‘creative work’ can be a visual artwork, piece of literature, music, performance, digital installation or any other original creative output. How the prize process works The prize has a Read the full article…

Events on Mental Health, Stigma and Theatre with Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley (Edinburgh, 26 March 2014)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH HEALTH HUMANITIES SEMINAR AND MASTERCLASS SERIES EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER MASTERCLASS: STAGING THE STIGMA Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley Wednesday 26 March 2014, University of Edinburgh 2:00-3:30pm Room G.11 Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley are service managers of community mental health teams in London. Chris Read the full article…

The Art of Compassion – Association for Medical Humanities (CfP, Conference, Southampton, 7-9 July 2014)

The University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine looks forward to hosting the Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference from 7th – 9th July 2014. The Faculty uniquely offers medical humanities options for all its undergraduate students in year 1 as a vehicle for the exploration of patients’ perspectives and experiences through a creative process. This Read the full article…

Jac Saorsa – Drawing on Subjectivity & Seen Voices (Masterclass and Seminar, Glasgow, 26 February 2014)

As part of the Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass Series, Dr Jac Saorsa, independent visual artist and writer, will lead a masterclass followed by a seminar on 26th February 2014. I. Masterclass: Drawing on Subjectivity Wednesday 26 February 2014. 3.00-4.30pm The Creative Space, First Floor, G Block (Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6NT Read the full article…

Mike White – From the NHS Hotel

Mike White‘s diary entry reads: 10th February. There is free bedside TV from 8.00 till noon, offering ticker-taped news, mad cartoons and dysfunctional families screaming in front of a studio audience – outside those hours you must buy it in bundles. When I was last in hospital, the TV monitor carried a message of welcome Read the full article…

Mike White – All Aglow from the Lantern Parade Conversation

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts in Health at the Centre for Medical Humanities and St. Chad’s College, Durham, writes: Our Lantern Parade Conversation in January at The Wolfson Research Institute on Durham University’s Queen’s campus brought together a dynamic mix of community artists, academics, arts managers and leading health professionals, with teaching staff Read the full article…

Mike White: More Musings on Arts in Health from the Chemo Circus

Mike White’s diary entry reads: January 30th. I find my chemotherapy is acquiring a distinctive odour, an insinuating rather than overpowering one. As I enter now the fourth of my ten cycles of treatment in that day-room vestibule where I join ‘the souls of the Uncommitted’, some tongue-in-cheek allusion to the circles of Hell in Read the full article…

The Birth Project: Now Recruiting Mothers, Midwives and Doulas

The Birth Project, led by Professor Susan Hogan, is part of an AHRC Research Consortium which is exploring the role of the arts and humanities for health, under the umbrella title Creative Practice for Mutual Recovery. Partners include Harvard University, Derby University, Nottingham University and the Royal College of Music. The birth project will be Read the full article…