Sensory Palaces

Sensory Palaces 12 May 2015 photography Tim Mitchell
Sensory Palaces 12 May 2015 photography Tim Mitchell

Sensory Palaces is a health and wellbeing programme, managed by the Learning & Engagement (L&E) team at Historic Royal Palaces, for people living with early stage dementia and their carers. The programme, currently based at Hampton Court Palace, engages audiences in the palaces through a unique combination of senses, spaces and stories.

A Lifetimes Health Delivered Creatively

Healing Arts ISB8

Comprised of three Programmes;

‘Time Being Seven – TB7’

‘Time Being Two -TB2’

‘Time Being Stroke – TBS’.

Collectively the programmes were delivered over the period 2006 -2012 and were funded by H.M Treasury – Invest to Save Budget Round 8 in partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and delivered at health and public service venues on the Isle of Wight.

Totally Touchable

Spaghetti Weston (www.spaghettiweston.com)

Title - Evaluation of the Totally Touchable arts intervention project for sight impaired adults.

Aim – to explore the impact on health and wellbeing of a person-centred tactile arts project for sight impaired adults.

Fresh Art @

Fresh Art @

Aims & objectives:

  • To promote positive wellbeing, conversation and inspiration within hospital and community settings by bringing ‘fresh art’ into the environment.
  • To enable everyone to participate in socially engaged creative projects by providing workshops within the hospital, community settings and Bath Museums using the museum collections, including handling collections as creative inspiration.

Arts from the Armchair

Photographer: Joel Cockrill

Arts from the Armchair: a multi-arts intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their carers`.

Relaxed Santa sessions

Leeds City Council logo

Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds, is part of Leeds Museums and Galleries. These sessions were something we decided to do ourselves, out of a growing customer need. Abbey House has long been perceived as a good site for children with additional needs and our site learning officer’s expertise has fostered this. Some of the crafts were funded through ACE Major Partner Museum monies, mostly through core LCC budgets (LCC staff time to open building) and (I think) entrance fees.

The Happy Museum

Leeds City Council logo

The Happy Museum – a health and wellbeing for people of all ages at Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds.
Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds, is part of Leeds Museums and Galleries. The Happy Museum is a national scheme which encourages museums to contribute to the health, wellbeing and sustainability agenda.


Annie Gould with GETTING ON automaton with Robert Race Artist and OSJCT resident
Annie Gould New Brewery Arts GETTING ON Project

Aims and Objectives: To commission an older artist who, whilst exploring their own ageing, would create a dynamic piece of new art for those with some of the least access to public art - the cared for elderly.  
For the work to be made accessible to over 1,600 older people in care.
To provide a stimulating resource  and promote continuing creativity for their improved wellbeing.
To contribute to the debate about the benefits of continuing creativity for wellbeing  
To put the wellbeing benefits of continued creativity on the agenda of carehome managers.

Nordoff Robbins Evidence Bank (3rd edition)

Nordoff Robbins

The aim of this web-based publication is to collate research papers and other key sources of information, to help practitioners locate the resources they need quickly and easily. Following the success of the first (2010)and second (2012) edition, this third edition provides 21 Accounts with over a thousand references.

Arts in Health: a new prognosis


In recent years the arts in health field has acquired the expertise to address a wide spectrum of medical, health and social care issues.  It has the resilience and resourcefulness to weather the impending health service reforms in an era of austerity. But it will need to adapt conceptually and in delivery to healthcare environments in which patient choice, GP commissioning power and a new public health workforce are the drivers of change.

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Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England