Top 10 activities during Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017

Creativity and Wellbeing week is back and, as always, Camden is host to a great variety of associated events! You can find the full programme here but we’ve rounded up some highlights happening in Camden during the week (12 - 18 June 2017).

1. GOSH Arts and The Foundling Museum: a Retrospective, The Link Gallery, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 12, 14 and 16 June 2017  

Foundling Museum
© The Foundling Museum 

Each year GOSH Arts and the Foundling Museum co-produce two artist-led projects for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). To celebrate Creativity and Wellbeing Week GOSH Arts are hosting a retrospective of work created over the last four years of the partnership. The retrospective will touch on themes including the future, hopes and dreams and the power of a simple joke.

2. Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection, Peltz Gallery Birkbeck School of Arts, 12 – 17 June  

This exhibition features art objects made by residents of a long-stay British psychiatric hospital between 1946 and 1981 under the guidance of art-therapy pioneer Edward Adamson. Catch a Curator’s tours lasting approximately 30 minutes on 14th June at 1pm and 2pm.

3. Points of Contact: The Camden Art Collection Unboxed, Swiss Cottage Gallery (inside Swiss Cottage Library), 12 – 17 June 2017

Points of Contact Swiss Cottage Gallery
© lovecamden.org

Over Easter, 3D-printed items from the Camden Art Collection formed a ‘Museum in a Box’ and toured to four libraries and Great Ormond Street Hospital. This exhibition showcases the original artworks alongside the 3D-printed versions.  

4. Three Exhibition, Art Project/Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 12 – 16 June 2017 

Amanda Taylor, Hartland Point
Amanda Taylor, Hartland Point

Three is a mixed media visual arts exhibition featuring psychological visions of the earth and universe with epic and intimate oil paintings, engravings and prints. Artists include Victoria Cantons, Steve Edwards and Amanda Taylor.

5. Wellbeing Workshops, Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 16 June 2017

Lettuce be friends

Free Space Project are running a variety of workshops throughout Creativity and wellbeing week, from printing and planting money to laughing yoga!  

6. Live Music Now, University College Hospital London, 15 June 2017  

An ensemble will represent Live Music Now and perform in the foyer area of the University College Hospital London, Euston Road.

7. Moving Forward Looking Back, New Diorama Theatre, 15 June 2017  

Third Age

The self-help charity Third Age presents Moving Forward Looking Back by their very own third age drama group as well as celebrating their twentieth year! This performance is produced in conjunction with the New Diorama Theatre.

8. Art & Wellbeing Workshop, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 17 June

Ben Uri

This free workshop invites you to view the current exhibition, Refugees: The Lives of Others, and make art alongside three Art Psychotherapists.

9. Open Studios, Arlington House, 15 June 2017

Arlington house

The Creative Space Programme provides a series of creative workshops run by SPACE and Arlington for the residents of Arlington and other homeless schemes in Camden. This open studio exhibition allows the public to come and view the work created during these workshops. This will be alongside Portugal Prints, Westminster Mind’s creative arts recovery project.

10. Create While You Wait, UCLH Arts & Heritage, 12 June 2017

baby with rattle

Take part in free activities to heighten the senses including sonic postcards, vocal beats, mask-making, scented sculptures and listening games all inspired by the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre's rich history. Drop in between 10am and 3.30pm, before or after your appointment, or even if you’re just in the area. Create While you Wait is aimed at children, families and the young at heart. UCLH art also running Memories Kitchen on 16 June where you can enjoy low-sugar cakes and savouries, share memories, and contribute to a multi-sensory artwork in a new treatment facility at UCLH

Check out the full list of events and find out more about Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017 here.