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Arts & Health Hack

Posted on 01/12/2017

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Over 40 students from across King's came together on Monday 27 November for an Arts & Health Hack and explored how, in an era of austerity and uncertainty about the future of healthcare provision, arts and culture can contribute to clinically impactful healthcare interventions.

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The Arts & Health Hack was the second event of the King's Cultural Challenge 2017-18, an annual collaboration between students and London's most prestigious cultural organisations.

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During the evening, students heard from leading figures working in Arts and Health including Hannah Dye, Project Coordinator, Breathe Arts Health Research; Daniel Glaser, Director, Science Gallery London; Veronica Jobbins, Head of Learning and Participation, Trinity Laban; and James Peto, Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection. The event was led by Daisy Fancourt, Research Associate and Wellcome Fellow at UCL.

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Following the presentation of a series of research projects demonstrating the positive impact of the arts on our wellbeing, students were invited to respond to the question, 'Are the arts and creativity important in healthcare?' and 'How can arts and culture make a better world?'

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Ideas ranged from tackling loneliness and subsequent overuse of GP resources by older migrants, to drama based sex and relationship educational workshops for young people with disabilities, and body contact improvisation workshops for young people with body dysmorphia.

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'Sexy Drama', a sex education programme for young people with disabilities was selected by cultural partners and student peers as the winning idea. The team included postgraduates and undergraduates Katie Atmore, Helen Bench, Karen Birnie and Constance Osborne from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and the faculties of Arts & Humanities and Life Sciences & Medicine.

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The Arts & Health Hack was the second event in the King’s Cultural Challenge 2017-18. The final Arts & Global Hack will take place on 29 January 2018 at which students will be asked to respond to the question: 'How can diverse artists (and organisations) work collaboratively across international borders to devise powerful responses to a breakdown of trust between cultures and nations?'

Students are encouraged to apply to take part in the King's Cultural Challenge Final, details of which can be found here.

For more information please contact the team: kingsculturalchallenge@kcl.ac.uk.

All students invited to take part in the Challenge Final will be offered a work shadowing opportunity and the six winning ideas will receive paid internships with one of the Cultural Challenge Partners.

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