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Students lead conversation on role of arts in health and wellbeing

Students lead conversation on role of arts in health and wellbeing

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King's has piloted a new student-led project that focuses on the many relationships between Arts and Health. On Thursday, students, health professionals and academics gathered on Guy's Campus for the first ever King's Arts and Health Hack to form new ideas as to how culure and creativity can increase positive health outcomes through new interventions.
All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing – report to be launched

All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing – report to be launched

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On Wednesday 19 July, the report of an Inquiry into arts, health and wellbeing, led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) in collaboration with King's will be launched in the House of Commons. On Friday 21 July, another launch will take place in Manchester.
Bahati Books: an entrepreneurial approach to publishing

Bahati Books: an entrepreneurial approach to publishing

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Bahati Books, a new digital publishing house that promotes contemporary African literature, is thriving with support from the King's20 accelerator programme. King's student, Ottilie Thornhill, chatted with Kudakwashe Kamupira, who co-founded the publishing house with King's alumna Barbara Njau, to find out what being what being an entrepreneur means to them.
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BBC Get Creative blog: Building a choir from scratch

BBC Get Creative blog: Building a choir from scratch

Date
31 Aug 2017
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A blog from the BBC's Get Creative campaign by Sarah Punshon, part of the creative team for We're Here: Singing our way to Utopia, a national scratch choir that will be performing as part of Paths to Utopia at King's in August.
We're here: Singing our way to Utopia

We're here: Singing our way to Utopia

Date
30 Apr 2020
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A blog by Boff Whalley, former member of the band Chumbawamba and one of the collaborators on the project We're here: Singing our way to Utopia. We're Here is a national scratch choir selected to roughly represent the UK's demographic make-up that will come together for the very first time to perform live at Somerset House.
My primary school is at the museum - the teacher's perspective

My primary school is at the museum - the teacher's perspective

Date
5 May 2020
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In this blog, Laura Luxton, a teacher at St Thomas Community Primary School, Swansea. writes about her experience of a series of King's pilot projects that test the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning and social outcomes for primary school children and their families if their primary school is located in a local museum.
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