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Noah

July 22nd, 2011

Case studies from the Arts on Prescription Programme delivered by City Arts (Nottingham) Ltd January 2011. Research carried out by Dr Theodore Stickley and Ada Hui from Nottingham University. For further programme details visit www.city-arts.org.uk or contact Programme Manager Kate Duncan at kate@city-arts.org.uk. For confidentiality, pseudonyms have been used in the following case studies. Noah […]

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Gracie

July 22nd, 2011

Case studies from the Arts on Prescription Programme delivered by City Arts (Nottingham) Ltd January 2011. Research carried out by Dr Theodore Stickley and Ada Hui from Nottingham University. For further programme details visit www.city-arts.org.uk or contact Programme Manager Kate Duncan at kate@city-arts.org.uk. For confidentiality, pseudonyms have been used in the following case studies. Gracie […]

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Theatre Company Spare Tyre’s programme for people with dementia

April 4th, 2011

Theatre Company Spare Tyre has developed an innovative programme to reach out to dementia sufferers, using multi-media to create an experience of the senses.  The programme, which will tour around residential homes and centres throughout 2011, consists of hour-long interactive storytelling sessions delivered by Spare Tyre artists and the participants will be actively involved. The […]

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Report on ‘The social impact of participation in the arts’

March 30th, 2011

‘Use or Ornament?’ a report of a research project carried out by François Matarasso of Comedia in the 1990s, demonstrated that arts participation is thoroughly beneficial for very many reasons.  For example, participation in the arts can: Enhance confidence and self-esteem Help build new skills Strengthen social solidarity But this is only the tip of […]

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Artist Jonathan Tucker-Bull: “Art saved me”

March 30th, 2011

Artist Jonathan Tucker-Bull’s estranged relationship with his mother, who suffered from severe depression, caused him to leave home at 16 and turn to art as a way of coping. Jonathan believed that his art had saved him by providing a channel for all his negative energy. He goes onto say, “People affected by mental illness […]

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Article on Music and Wellbeing

March 29th, 2011

To coincide with BBC Wales Music Day, Liz Coombs, Senior Lecturer in Creative and Therapeutic Arts  in the School of Education has an article published today as part of the Government’s consultation on measuring the nation’s wellbeing. The article focuses on the role that music can play, both in therapeutic terms and more generally, in […]

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Mencap says taking part in the arts for PMLD sufferes is very important…

March 23rd, 2011

Mencap says that taking part in the arts is very necessary for people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), for many reasons. The  DVD ‘In the Moment’ created by Mencap highlights the value of the visual arts, demonstrated by people with PMLD being actively creativite and showcasing some of the most exciting work […]

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City Arts website and information

March 16th, 2011

City Arts, founded in 1977, are based in Nottingham and use creativity to “build confidence, well being, skills and enjoyment.” They aim to create closer, stronger and healthier communities. Since 2004, its Arts on Prescription Programme has supported those who are 16 and over and experiencing stress, depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. Workshops […]

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Art Therapy for Alzheimer’s: “I Remember Better When I Paint”

March 15th, 2011

A review by Rosalia Gitau of the film documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint”, which shows the progress of Alzheimer’s patients who are introduced to the creative arts. For more details of the film, go to its IMDB page.

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Researchers prescribe choir rehearsals for Parkinson’s patients

February 1st, 2011

Everyone knows singing makes you feel good. Now researchers are trying to provide scientific evidence to support this claim in the treatment of serious illnesses like Parkinson’s and respiratory diseases. Monica was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost nine years ago and she has been a member of the Sing for Joy choir ever since. The […]

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