Our Story

Creativity and Wellbeing week is a partnership between London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance. It is an open festival where we encourage anyone who wants to host an event focused on culture, arts and wellbeing to join us in the programme. We will also be working to connect with many of you through online events during the week. 

Creativity and Wellbeing week was launched in 2012 as a small celebration of arts and health activity in London. Since then we have grown into the biggest (and best!) creative wellbeing festival spanning the UK.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is growing at an exponential rate – with audiences and event numbers increasing rapidly year on year. In 2019, we had a record-breaking 50,880 attendees at 636 events which stretched all the way from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands.

Our digital footprint was immense – conversations on Twitter around Creativity and Wellbeing Week in 2019 reached close to seven million people, around 1,500 people spoke about the event on social media, and the festival website had 25,000 page views. In 2021 the festival was held entirely online. Our headline event included speakers from organisations such as GOSH, Performing Medicine and CH&WA, and explored the theme of Care, as well as events on social prescribing and the on-going challenges and opportunities of digital/hybrid nature of delivering arts and health based activities in the pandemic. In 2022, we will continue to grow the festival with more attendees and events in new locations across the UK.

London Bubble has taken an active part in Creativity & Wellbeing week since 2013 and it now forms a core part of our annual programming. As a fixture in our diary it provides us with a welcome deadline to consolidate activities and events taking place during the week.  Combined with the brochure and website it provides a much needed ‘shop window’ and wider forum to discuss our developing work in engendering wellbeing through creativity in participatory theatre.