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Continuing Professional Development – For artists and for health professionals Dec. 8th & 9th

For the Best – Collaborative Arts and Health in practice: Seminar with Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard
Date: Wednesday, 8th December at 6.30pm
Venue: The Science Gallery, Dublin
Admission: €5 – booking advised

With live link-up to Waterford Healing Arts Trust and streaming live on www.sciencegallery.com/webstream

Helium in partnership with the Science Gallery, Dublin presents a seminar with award winning theatre makers Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard (UK) and chaired by Tony Fegan, Director of Tallaght Community Arts and Dr. Emma Curtis, medical director to the NPHDB and a practicing paediatrician at the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght.

This talk and discussion will incorporate Mark and Anna’s experiences, methods, and skills in building relationships and understanding between artists/arts practitioners and hospital/medical staff, as well as maintaining authentic engagement and dialogue with paediatric patients. It will benefit those working in the health and the arts fields and those working collaboratively with children and young people. For more information please see www.old.helium.ie.

This workshop is presented by Helium, children’s arts and health company, in association with the Science Gallery and is funded by an Arts Council Travel & Training Inbound Award.

The seminar will take place in the Science Gallery Dublin with live-streaming on the web at www.sciencegallery.ie. Tickets €5 available from www.sciencegallery.ie

The seminar will also be video linked to Waterford Healing Arts Trust. To watch the streamed seminar with a participating audience in Waterford, please contact Waterford Healing Arts Trust: (0)51 842664.

For furtehr details on Anna and Mark’s work visit http://annaledgard.com/

For the Best – Collaborative Arts in Practice Workshop for Artists
Date: 9th December, 11am-2pm
Venue: Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Cost: €20

Mark Storor is an award winning artist and director, working in the space between live art and theatre. Most of his work is devised, site specific and collaborative.

Mark will lead a workshop for artists exploring the practice and principles of his theatre making process which uses the themes of identity, personal histories & collective knowledge as starting points.

The workshop will
•draw on participants’ own stories and model aspects of the practice, which can be applied in many different contexts.
•encourage participants to embody the practice in order to understand it.
•explore cross-sectoral dialogue and methods of creating and maintaining intimate space and dialogue with participants, so that the work is authentic, challenging and genuinely collaborative.

This workshop is suitable for artists from any discipline working collaboratively in context with children and young people.

This workshop is presented by Helium, children’s arts and health company, in association with Tallaght Community Arts and is funded by an Arts Council Travel & Training Inbound Award.

There are a limited number of places available on this workshop. To apply for a place, please email your CV, and a short statement on how this workshop relates to your practice and how you feel you would benefit from this opportunity to info@old.helium.ie by 24th of November 2010. Selected applicants will be notified by the 29th of November. Cost is €20.