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Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project; AHSW Award winner 2012

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Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project; AHSW Award winner 2012


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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that we are not currently receiving any mail. Read on for more.




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Flash Mob Exeter

Film screening of 'See Me, Hear Me & Relax' - Conversations about being seen and heard between differently abled people.

In Sept 2016, there was a "Flashmob" performance in Exeter, created by people with, and without, learning difficulties. To keep the conversation going a film was made about people's reactions to the flash mob. In this article EncounterTT talk about the film, and its upcoming screening at Exeter Respect Festival 2017.

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The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation fund

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Priority will be given to projects working in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London. Rolling deadline.

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LIFE_wall sculpture_RCHT Truro


As Guy Associates, Melanie and Alastair Guy and team, work in resistant materials both in interiors and out, within the natural environment. Melanie has had wide experience in education and ...

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