Links about comedy, edutainment, music, story, the written word and art generally

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Comedy
* Alcohol. It's No Joke campaign: www.youtube.com/user/alcoholItsnojoke  
* Angina Monologues (British Heart Foundation): www.anginamonologues.co.uk/?gclid=CMax3J6a-6UCFQ1O4QodOHu_ow
* Angina Monologues (Health at work): www.anginamonologues.com/
* Association For Applied And Therapeutic Humour: www.aath.org/
* BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Aloud' programme on using comedy for social purposes. In this case anti-racism. It begins halfway through the broadcast. Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00r7l7g
* The Big C sitcom about someone with cancer:
http://www.sho.com/site/video/brightcove/series/title.do?bcpid=69609888001 * Big Difference Company comedy and health specialists: www.bigdifferencecompany.co.uk/index.php
* Comedy good for health article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4616902.stm
* Complaints Choirs: www.complaintschoir.org/ but also see www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w84qzHdEms&feature=related and www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/04/2007_52_thu.shtml
* East Midlands case studies for arts and culture in health:  
 
www.empaf.com/projects
* Humour and therapy (Scroll down to programme 5): www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/freudianslips.shtml
* Improbable Research, research that makes people laugh and then think: http://improbable.com/
* It's a Funny  Business for training in stand up:
www.itsafunnybusiness.com/standup.htm
* Kilkenomics - Kilkenny's economics and comedy festival: http://kilkenomics.com/about-kilkenomics/
* Laughology is a UK based health and comedy organisation: www.laughology.co.uk/services-health.html
* Lee Ridley, comic who lost his voice early in life due to Cerebral Palsy: http://lostvoiceguy.com/
* Leicester Comedy Festival:
www.makemehappy-online.co.uk/
Victoria Maxwell's one-women show about mental illness: www.victoriamaxwell.com/
* Bob Monkhouse cancer video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6743261.stm
* Ben Morrison, professional comedian and Crohn's patient: www.everydayhealth.com/crohns-disease/webcasts/crohns-sex-and-intimacy-comedian-ben-morrisons-guide-for-men-and-the-people-who-love-them.aspx
* Standup for Mental Health: www.standupformentalhealth.com
* Wake Up Laughing: www.wakeuplaughing.com/index.php 

General arts and edutainment
* Arts and Health Southwest: www.artsandhealthsouthwest.org.uk
* Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine: www.dur.ac.uk/cahhm
* Living Places, stronger communities through culture and sport:
  http://living-places.org.uk/
* London Arts in Health Forum:
www.lahf.org.uk/
* Mail Out magazine for people interested in the arts as a community development tool: http://mailout.co/      
* National Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (in the UK): www.nalgao.org/news.php
* UK TV ratings: www.barb.co.uk/index1.cfm?flag=home
* Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edutainment
* Wrekenton Lanterns project:  www.dur.ac.uk/resources/cahhm/reports/Arts%20Health%20%26%20Community.pdf


Music
Advertising
* For a theoretical overview of the use of music in advertising go to
http://humdrum.org/Huron/Publications/huron.advertising.text.html 
* Jingle Brokers: www.jinglebrokers.com   

Community radio etc
* Internet radio - start your own station:
www.radioandtelly.co.uk/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1114784136  
* Radio 1 Radio ballads on social themes including HIV: Go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio/  and type 'radio ballads 2006' into the BBC search engine
* Special licences for restricted service radio:  http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radio-broadcast-licensing/restricted-service-licences/apply/  


Festivals (UK)
* The Big Green Gathering in Hertfordshire, which has an environmental theme: www.big-green-gathering.com 
* Buddhafield festivals in Devon, include talks on personal and social change from a Buddhist perspective: www.buddhafield.com/index.php?festival=about
* Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham - Christianity with a social conscience: www.greenbelt.org.uk
*  Leamington Peace Festival - Event promoting peace, equality and environmental issues: www.peacefestival.org.uk
* Liverpool Working Class Music Festival - Socialist songs about social conditions and social change: www.workingclassmusic.org.uk 
* Raise Your Banners - Socialist songs about social conditions and social change performed in Bradford: www.raiseyourbanners.org
* Un-Convention - Songs with meaning:
www.shipyardsongwriters.com/#/about/4550432392

Health issues CD websites
* The Colour's Coming Back CD about people with cancer:
www.thecolourscomingback.ca/en/index2.asp
* Manque pas d'air! CD  for children who suffer from respiratory diseases: www.musique-sante.org/en/cd-%E2%80%9Cmanque-pas-dair%E2%80%9D-0
* Maria Logis' songs about her experience of cancer:  http://marialogis.com/landing 
* Skinny Songs CD about losing weight:  www.skinnysongs.com/listen.html
* Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, who play music on vegetables: www.gemueseorchester.org  

Health issues in hospitals (Hand washing)
* Crouse Hospital germ song:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhvwhvf4_to&feature=related
* Detroit Medical Center germ song:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=grlLT2BhR4w&feature=related
* Indiana Wesleyan University students: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVpRlWDRWeU&feature=fvwrel
* Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFGIrWLwJ10&feature=related
* Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=16ZN8VPvysE&feature=related
* University Hospital of South Manchester MRSA songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL6wI4pX840 and www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwFObIrpX8&NR=1&feature=fvwp
* WHO Hand Wash Jive:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-KyhAzeUY&feature=related

Musicals for adults
* Hot Flashes - The Musical:  
www.hotflashesthemusical.com/
* Menopause-The Musical:  www.menopausethemusical.com/ 
* Also see my November 2010 blog on producing an 'off the peg' musical on teenage pregnancy at www.inspirationjukebox.com/Blog(1631348).htm

Musicians and performing rights

* The Arts Council has local branches and may be able to help: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are/contact-us/
* Equity:
http://www.equity.org.uk/ and
* The Musicians' Union:
www.musiciansunion.org.uk/  can both advise on rates of pay
* Generator can help with information about a range of issues around professional music try
www.generator.org.uk/
* Rights issues around paying to play other people's music live or in a recorded form is covered at
www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/
* Soundsense is an organisation for professional community musicians:
www.soundsense.org/

Older people

* Alternative lyrics for My Favourite Things to spark discussion: www.hbingham.com/humor/jandrews.htm
* Hospices:
www.hospice.co.uk/fundraising/new.asp
* Young at Heart older people's rock choir: www.youngatheartchorus.com
* The Zimmers pop band of older people: 
www.thezimmersonline.com//

Schools and young people
* Creative Partnerships. Using music and arts as tools to help young people develop their ability to think for themselves: www.creative-partnerships.com/
* Downloadable chart tracks etc from last few decades for schools: 
www.broadchart.com/
* Health education songs and musicals for children: 
www.healthrock.com/

www.songsforteaching.com/ 
www.cherylmelody.com/
www.outoftheark.com/
http://pbskids.org/rogers/songlist/
http://starshine.co.uk/
www.singup.org/
* Musicians United for Songs In the Classroom, Inc: www.learningfromlyrics.org/
* Orange RockCorps. Scheme to encourage volunteering and reward it by free gig tickets: www.orangerockcorps.co.uk/
* Rock Hall of Fame (Lessons plans based around music):
http://rockhall.com/education/resources/lesson-plans/
*  
 Nathan Timothy Foundation, addressing the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people through songwriting in schools: www.nathantimothyfoundation.org/contact-us.html  
Teeth -The Musical: www.jumpcuts.org.uk/
* Youth Music organisation and their Feedback magazine:
www.youthmusic.org.uk/

Social issues

* Andrew Lansley Rap, a song about an English health minister and his policies: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl1jPqqTdNo
* BBC radio programme in part on how music was used in the nineteenth century to educate about alcohol abuse:
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/pip/b31in/  
* Born This Way Foundation, set up by Lady Gaga: http://bornthiswayfoundation.org/  
* Complaints Choirs: www.complaintschoir.org/ but also see www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w84qzHdEms&feature=related and www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/04/2007_52_thu.shtml
* Centre for Political Song:
www.gcal.ac.uk/politicalsong/links/index.html 
* Inspiration Jukebox - Collection of music and lyrics on social and psychological issues: www.inspirationjukebox.com
* Hepatitis C advert around famous rock musicians: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2010/mar/04/nhs-hepatitis-c
* Liverpool Working Class Music Festival - Songs about social conditions and social change: www.workingclassmusic.org.uk 
* Music for Change, using music to promote social change and cultural diversity: www.musicforchange.org 
* Music for People: www.musicforpeople.org.uk/index.php/our-model
* NHS - The Musical: www.youtube.com/watch?v=maiC_TPgl9Q and  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHS_the_Musical
* Raise Your Banners - Songs about social conditions and social change performed in Bradford: www.raiseyourbanners.org
* Shipyard Songwriters - Songs with meaning: www.shipyardsongwriters.com/#/about/4550432392
* WHY (World Hunger Year), a forerunner to BandAid:
www.worldhungeryear.org/ 

Song books and sheet music etc
* Alternative lyrics for My Favourite Things to spark discussion:  www.hbingham.com/humor/jandrews.htm
* The Green Book of Songs:
www.greenbookofsongs.com/ (The songs database is now also available online for a small fee.)
* Listen to whole or partial tracks at 
www.amazon.com/ or http://www.youtube.com/ (Individual countries also have their own sites linked to these.)
* Rise Up Singing! Songbook:
www.singout.org/rus.html  
* Singing technique: www.thecouragetosing.co.uk/default.asp and www.theaterseatstore.com/singing-in-theater (Thanks to the Phillips class for this last one.)
* Sheet music: 
www.sheetmusichound.com/
* Sing Up:
www.singup.org/songbank/songs/index/su-song-bank-search//tags/173-172/sort/#song-bank-listing

Special groups

* MiXiT world's first inclusive pop group: www.mixitmusic.co.uk:80/index.php
* Prisoner produced music: http://www.musicinprisons.org.uk/ 
* Workplace teambuilding:
http://www.catalystglobal.com/ 

Therapy etc

* Association of Professional Music Therapists: www.apmt.org/
* Co-counselling is a network of peers who use simple but powerful therapeutic tools with each other after 40 hours of training. They often use music and dance at their workshops:
www.co-counselling.co.uk/
* Five Rhythms Dance:
www.gabrielleroth.com/
* International Association for Dance Movement Therapy: www.iavmt.org/
* Musique et Sante (Music and Health): www.musique-sante.com/index2.htm 
* Royal Northern College of Music's Music for Health programme: www.rncm.ac.uk/content/view/100/116
* Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health:
www.canterbury.ac.uk/centres/sidney-de-haan-research  

Story: Film
*American Film Institute's 100 most inspiring films of all time:www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/cheers.aspx
* BBC radio programme on the importance of story in social change i.e. politics: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/analysis/7251302.stm
* Digital storytelling is a company that gives ordinary people a voice by helping them make videos or slide shows for the web:www.digistories.co.uk
* Good Film links film makers and good causes:http://goodfilm.org/
*In Treatment, the HBO TV drama about therapy:www.hbo.com/in-treatment/index.html
*  Participant Productions, maker of films such as Fast Food Nationand Al Gore's An Inconvenient
* The Rocket Science Group produce 'Leicester Kicks' a serial about teenage sexual health for NHS Leicester City. Find it on YouTube. Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZKqwPc3JU8  
* Voxur have a package for laptops that make it easier to get people's stories down from interview straight into a format you can use on the internet. See www.voxur.comTruth:www.participantmedia.com/
* Positive Psychology at the Movies:http://www.all-about-psychology.com/psychology-movies.html
* Philosophical Films:www.philfilms.utm.edu/index.html

Written word

Books
* Books on prescription:
www.ebase.bcu.ac.uk/events/healthy-option-programme.html
* Get Well Friends is a website connected with the Great Ormond Street  Hospital for Children in the UK. The hospital has produced children story books about sick animals, mainly as a fund raiser: www.getwellfriends.co.uk/index.php 
* Romantic Novelists Association: www.rna-uk.org/
*Stories and Society: Using Literature to Teach Medical Students about Public Health and Social Justice:www.ijcaip.com/archives/IJCAIP-8-Donohoe.html

Comics

* Bromley by Bow Centre ESOL Health and Humour project: www.bbbc.org.uk/pages/health-and-humour.html
* Cartoons for sale off the shelf:
www.cartoonstock.com/
* Clare in the Community strip: www.guardian.co.uk/society/cartoon/2008/jan/02/clareinthecommunity.harryvenning
* Comic Company:
www.comiccompany.co.uk/
* Disrepute, a site by a doctor and graphic artist: http://www.disrepute.info/
* Graphic Medicine: http://graphicmedicine.org/
* Lifeline:
www.lifeline.org.uk/
* Medikidz comics on various health conditions: www.medikidz.com
* Rates for freelance artists:
www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/illust.html
* Superheroes in the Classroom health literacy project: www.superheroesintheclassroom.org
* World Comics Finland, practical advice on how to produce comics to change things: www.worldcomics.fi/
* World Comics Network, practical advice on how to produce comics to change things: www.worldcomicsindia.com/index.html



Crosswords and puzzles
* Anagram software: www.anagramgenius.com/ 
* Crossword compiling software:
www.crossword-compiler.com/
* Fee rates for crossword compiling specialists: www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/xwords.html
* Psychotherapy crossword: www.gerardkeegan.co.uk/resource/crossw_psycho.htm
* Public health crossword: www.thisispublichealth.org/toolkit/documents/CrosswordPuzzle-Questions.pdf
Also Google 'health crossword' to get a range of free puzzles or 'free crossword maker' to get software to help you make your own. Be aware however that these vary in quality.


General

* Health Nuts Media video:
 http://healthnutsmedia.com/   
* Pif:
www.pifonline.org.uk/
* Medical waiting room quiz compiler software for PowerPoint:
www.emedica.co.uk/quiz.htm
* Readability tests:
http://juicystudio.com/services/readability.php
* Royal National Institute for the Blind guidelines on written materials: www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_printdesign.hcsp


Magazines

* The Communication Cooperative: then go to www.thecommunicationscooperative.co.uk/home.html   and click on 'Our Portfolio' and then on Mint at the bottom of the page, which is a magazine for girls in Newcastle about contraception


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