DAMIAN HIRST SEEN IN BURGER KING....
Following on from last weeks news that the Biggest, Fattest McDonalds in the world has opened up in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium....and yes, its an Eco version - sustainable, in that after the Olympics, they're going to bulldoze it after the games - here are some more facts. It will serve up to 1,200 customers an hour and sell £3million of fast food during the Games. Altogether they will serve 1.75 million ‘meals’ in 29 days, with Britons accounting for an estimated 85 per cent of customers. Not to be outdone though, Burger King have had a whopping donation from none other than Damien (I’ve got an exhibition on at the moment) Hirst! Great stuff eh? But Damien, wouldn’t half a cow be better?
For those of us who attended the evening networking event with Anne Basting here at MMU, I think its safe to say, that we were all blown away by her imagination, passion and vision for the potential of people affected by dementia. Anne had come to the UK to speak at a conference at Keele University and kindly offered to talk to members of the North West Arts and Health Network - and what a great evening it was! She shared her work on Time Slips; the Penelope Project and some of her new developments around Shipwrecked. She emphasized the liminal nature of our work, existing between disciplines, investing social capital in people who are largely marginalised to the extreme. For me, what Anne did, was up the ante, and for those of you who couldn’t come to the event, but who read this, two things to ponder - part of her work with people affected by dementia involves not only getting to grips with Homer’s The Odyssey, but also learning passages of ancient Greek. Forget the status quo, this is aspirational stuff. Thank you Anne. These links will take you to some of her work
Last week in a comment on GlaxoSmithKlein I mentioned Ziggy Stardust as research, and I got a few interesting emails - to which - thank you. As a counter-blast to the reductionist model, I’d like to hear from you about art and popular culture that might be construed as evidence of impact, or a research methodology - particularly as an unintended outcome, or intention. I’m thinking much in the same vein as Bowies claims - the mainstream and the popular. Please get in touch.
GRUNDTVIG and Arts for Health
I am thrilled to be working with Mark Prest and Portraits of Recovery over the next two years. Alongside partners in Italy, Turkey and Lithuania we will be developing work that explores different cultural experiences of recovery and addiction through the arts. This will include informal learning and the development of culturally relevant arts and health strategy with a range of European partners.
More details soon.
Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
ixia is organising three briefing events on how the provision of public art will be influenced by the prominent inclusion of cultural well-being within the NPPF. The events will be led by the planning barrister, Ian Dove QC of No5 Chambers, and the cultural commentator, John Holden.
The topics covered will include: the purpose and status of the NPPF and how it relates to the planning system at a local level, including the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL); the relationship between cultural well-being and public art; the justification and inclusion of cultural well-being and public art within local planning documents. The briefing events are for arts officers, public art officers, planners, artists, curators, developers and arts funders.
The dates and locations of the events are:
22nd October 2012 - London;
5th November 2012 - Birmingham;
12th November 2012 - Manchester or Leeds.
The Intima is an electronic journal founded in 2011 to stimulate thought, reflection, and conversation about the intersecting worlds of medicine, humanities and art, in the context of individual clinical experiences across the spectrum of health and illness. Narrative Medicine thrives on dialogue..
Mission: The Intima is an electronic journal dedicated to promoting the theory and practice of Narrative Medicine, an interdisciplinary field aiming to enhance health care through the development of effective communication and understanding between caregivers and their patients.
Vision: By providing an online venue for the expression of personal experience within the medical arena, The Intima creates space for caregivers, professionals, patients, and families to share their narratives in a format that fosters empathy, reflection, and deeper understanding of the diversity inherent in effective delivery of care.
Submission Guidelines: We have a rolling admissions policy for the Fall 2012 edition, expected to be published in September The final deadline is August 1st. Please consult http://www.theintima.org/guidelines.html for more information and feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Submissions can include:
- Scholarly essays or articles geared towards educating a general audience about Narrative Medicine
- Non-Fiction, personal narratives or perspective pieces
- Fiction, Short Fiction
- Field Notes, reflections on working in the field
- Studio Art, in any medium such as paintings, photographs, or prints
- Audio or Visual Multimedia
Healthful Dancing Retreat: with Small Things Dance Collective, Miranda Tufnell and Joe Moran.
10th September 2012, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.For more details, by clicking on Anne Widdecombe.
Funding to Support to Voluntary Projects in Health and Social Care (England)
The Government has announced that applications are invited to the 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund that supports the voluntary sector in developing innovation across health and social care. The fund is open to third sector health and social care organisations in England that provide a service similar to a service provided by the National Health Service or by Local Authority social services and whose activities support the Department of Health’s priorities. Applications must be made under one of the three Funding Strands, which are Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development. To be eligible, projects must have a national impact. This can include local projects that can be replicated nationally. There is no minimum or maximum amount that organisations can apply for. In the last funding round grants awarded ranged from £15,865 to £239,669 (for the first year allocations). YouthNet is one organisation that has benefited from the fund, allowing it to redevelop its confidential online question and answer service. Through askTheSite young people are able to access confidential expert advice on any issue that is affecting their lives.
The closing date for applications is the 21st September 2012. Read more at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/06/iesd-2013-14-2/