Ageing Well- Arts and Crafts Southam

Ageing Well- Arts and Crafts Southam

AGEING WELL

Arts and Crafts with Jess and Aish for over 65s

Take part in a range of carefully crafted mindful sessions with patient support and guidance.

– Canvas painting  with acrylic- landscape
– canvas bag  design with fabric pens , garden themed
– exploring colour, marbling and colour blending – linked to fashion
– printing linked to food and cooking
– Glass painting and staining glass collage
– Toys and games collage
– card making and print blocks – celebrations

Suitable for all abilities and people living with Dementia, Parkinsons or other disabilities. Carers welcome to come and support. Refreshments provided.

Benefits
Improve physical and mental well-being including hand and eye co-ordination and dexterity
Connect with new like-minded people
Learn new skills
Re-ignite old passions/hobbies
Reduce loneliness
Reduce cognitive decline
Self-expression
improved confidence

Quotes from past participants

“The atmophere was lovely and we were made to feel welcome. Jess was a good teacher and everybody was friendly. We liked meeting people that were going through the same journey”

“I haven’t seen my mother that engaged or animated in ages – it was lovely to see.”

“This course has been a life saver”

Booking essential  jenny@artsuplift.co.uk 07946 585978 

Ageing Well! Movement to Music Kenilworth

Ageing Well! Movement to Music Kenilworth

Join us for some gentle movement to familiar music with colourful props thanks to funding from Kenilworth Town Council and Kenilworth Lions!

Movement to Music is a series of workshops for over 65s which aims to improve your mental and physical wellbeing through gentle movement to familiar music.

Sessions include 1 hour of movement and half an hour of social time, so this will also be a great opportunity to meet new friends. Refreshments are also included.

At Kenilworth Library, at the back of the building.

Fridays 10.45am to 12.15pm

Free

For All Abilities (can be done seated)

Bookings + More Information: jenny@artsuplift.co.uk / 07946 585978

Leaflet HERE 

Coffee Concert Fundraiser 2024

Coffee Concert Fundraiser 2024

COFFEE CONCERT FUNDRAISER FOR ARTS AND DEMENTIA

Join us for an interactive afternoon of classical and popular music from our wonderful musicians!

Sunday 3rd March, 3-5 PM
All Saints Parish Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1A

What will the afternoon involve?

Enjoy a range of refreshments whilst enjoying interactive performances from talents Martin Riley (piano), Jiafeng Chen (violin) and Claire Fowler (Singing). The programme includes an improvised piano piece, a brief history of music through the centuries, a sing along to songs such as ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, John Williams – Tango Por Una Cabeza (Scent of a Woman) and Massenet – Thais Meditation plus more!

Find out more about the artists

MARTIN 

CLAIRE

JIAFENG

Tickets are £15 plus £1.22 booking fee and will include a refreshment/snacks on arrival and further drinks can be purchased should you please! Tickets on the door are £17 plus booking fee if they have not sold out! Check our socials for updates! Tickets are non-refundable.

We will also have a fab raffle which includes prizes from Warwickshire Gin Company,The Royal Pug, Green and Wild Flowers, The Larder Tearooms/ The Avery, Health First foot and gait clinic and Golden Monkey Tea Company.

By coming along to our fundraiser you’ll be supporting the development and tour of our recent production, ‘Navigating Margaret’ and accompanying workshops. This compelling theatre piece, inspired by real-life stories from our Suitcase Stories project, focuses on the journey of a Worcestershire woman living with dementia. View the trailer for our dementia awareness play ‘Navigating Margaret’ by scanning the QR code below.

Currently, there are 6,500 people in Coventry and Warwickshire diagnosed with dementia and 11,700 estimated to be living with dementia and this is set to rise over the coming years.

If you can’t support us by attending please donate and support us in raising awareness of Dementia by clicking the link below!

BUY TICKETS OR DONATE  https://linktr.ee/artsuplift

Cancellation- if we need to cancel the event we can refund the ticket minus the booking fee

 

 

Arts and Fizz Fundraiser 2024

Arts and Fizz Fundraiser 2024

ARTS & FIZZ EVENING

FUNDRAISER FOR ARTS AND DEMENTIA

Join us for an evening of painting led by our wonderful artist Jess & enjoy a glass of fizz!

Thursday 29th February 7-9 PM

All Saints Parish Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA

What will the evening involve?

Paint along with our artist, Jessica Hartshorn, to create this contemporary landscape artwork on canvas board. Following step-by-step instructions using acrylic paint to create a masterpiece like the one below! Tickets are £25 + £2.80 booking fees and include a drink on arrival as well as some snacks. Further drinks can be purchased should you please! There is the possibility to buy tickets at the door for £29 if they have not sold out! Check our socials for updates! Tickets are non-refundable.

We will also have a fab raffle which includes prizes from Warwickshire Gin Company,The Royal Pug, Green and Wild Flowers, The Larder Tearooms/ The Avery, Health First foot and gait clinic and Golden Monkey Tea Company.

By coming along to our fundraiser you’ll be supporting the development and tour of our recent production, ‘Navigating Margaret.’ This compelling theatre piece, inspired by real-life stories from our Suitcase Stories project , focuses on the journey of a Worcestershire woman living with dementia. View the trailer for our dementia awareness play ‘Navigating Margaret’ by scanning the QR code below.

Currently, there are 6,500 people in Coventry and Warwickshire diagnosed with dementia and 11,700 estimated to be living with dementia and this is set to rise over the coming years.

Our goal this summer is to develop the script, engage professional actors for a rehearsed reading at St Peter Apostle church hall, Leamington Spa, in Coventry and Nuneaton and provide a training session for individuals supporting those living with dementia.

Find out more about our artist Jess HERE 

If you can’t make it, we’ll be also holding a Coffee Concert at All Saints Parish Church on Sunday 3rd March between 3-5pm for £20 plus booking fee. There will be coffee,tea and cake accompanied by interactive performances from Martin Riley (piano), Jiafeng Chen (violin) and Claire Fowler (singing leader).

If you can’t support us by attending, please DONATE and support us in raising awareness of Dementia by going to the link below

BOOK TICKETS  www.linktr.ee/artsuplift

Cancellation- if we need to cancel the event we can refund the ticket minus the booking fee

 

Get Inspired!

Get Inspired!

Training for Activity Co-Ordinators and people working in care with older people and people living with dementia in delivering amazing arts and crafts, singing, movement to music and creative writing sessions.

The next training will be in singing with Armonico Consort on 18th of March at Leycester House Care Home in Warwick, costs £74 per person. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Inside Stories 5

Inside Stories 5

Thanks to funding from the Innovation Fund and the Community Mental Health Transformation, The National Lottery Community Fund and the William A Cadbury Charitable Trust we are working in partnership with the Recovery and Well-Being Academy to deliver Inside Stories 5 from March to December 2024.. These are weekly evening workshops and monthly online sessions for people to looking to find ways of improving their mental well-being. Suitable for people with low mood and low to moderate mental health issues. We are offering:

SONG-WRITING FOR WELL-BEING 

Introduction to Song-writing for Wellbeing on Zoom! Thursdays 13 June and 4 July! 7-8.30pm. See below for learning outcomes. We will not be able to complete a whole song in 2 sessions but you will get a flavour of this. Bookings through www.recoveryandwellbeing.co.uk/Enrolment

Thursdays 7-8.30pm from 7 March for 10 weeks at The Benn Partnership, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3HR (no session 4 April) COURSE COMPLETE
Song Writing for Well-Being is part of our Inside Stories programme. It is a series of 10 weeks of free song-writing workshops with an experienced musician Martin Riley for people looking to find coping strategies and improve mental well-being. In a small group learn how to express your feelings and thoughts through the creation of a song with others and have it recorded for you to keep and share. You can be musical or not it doesn’t matter as no experience is necessary.

Thursdays 7-8.30pm 13 June and 4 July online through Zoom
An introduction to song-writing. Find out about song-writing in preparation for our 10 week in person course next year in Rugby.

 Learning Outcomes:

-To understand and discuss the construction of songs as well as having a good understanding of the practice of song-writing

-To contribute to the creation of a song of your choice, either through the lyrics and/or the music and have a good understanding of how a compelling song is structured

-To understand how song-writing techniques can be used to support your own wellbeing

-An introduction to basic computer sequencing skills, how to layer tracks and choose suitable rhythms
-How we perform and share our songs

-To meet new people and have peer to peer support

Aimed at:

This course is aimed at anyone looking to find creative coping strategies that can improve mental wellbeing.

Course tutors: Martin Riley and an Arts Uplift volunteer (plus guest tutors)

Previous songs from Create to Motivate are HERE

Previous Inside Stories 4 songs:

Good Will to All:

Give Again Today:

 

CREATIVE WRITING FOR WELL-BEING

Mondays 13 May to 22nd July 2024 online Zoom 7-8.30pm.

Creative Writing for Well-Being is part of our Inside Stories programme. It is a series of 10 weeks of free creative writing workshops with an experienced creative writing facilitator for people looking to find coping strategies and improve mental well-being.

This creative writing group, led by writer and theatre maker Tristan Jackson-Pate will focus on the ways we craft stories, in a relaxed online group setting. Participants can access the exercises in a variety of ways and enjoy the support of the group as they develop their ideas.

Though sessions will primarily look at dramatic writing for theatre or film, the exercises and discussions had will be relevant to all forms of storytelling, whether you want to write a novel, or a poetry collection. We will cover:

  • Where stories come from
  • Story structure
  • Character creation
  • Finding the meaning
  • Exploring form
  • Plotting
  • Redrafting

And of course, how not to become blocked in your creativity! The aim is to provide chances to learn, create, and collaborate, in an inclusive, no pressure environment.

There will be the opportunity to write and read out your work (if you want to) in a friendly and supportive environment. No prior skills needed. Just bring something to write with and something to write on. After 10 weeks your work will form part of a writing e-book if you want to be included.

Funded by The National Lottery and William A Cadbury Trust.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding about how creative writing can benefit your well-being.
  • Feel more confident about creative writing and learn different techniques that can be used to improve your well-being
  • To meet new people and have peer to peer support

Aimed at: ​This course is aimed at anyone looking to find creative coping strategies that can improve mental wellbeing through creative writing.

Course tutorsTristan Jackson-Pate and an Arts Uplift volunteer

 Duration: ​ 10 x 1.5hr sessions over consecutive weeks (apart from 27 May bank holiday). Mondays 7pm to 8.30pm 13,20 May 3,10,17,24 June 1,8,15, 22 July 2024 Online through Zoom

Previous creative writing from past courses are HERE

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For more information contact Jenny 07946 585978 jenny@artsuplift.co.uk or book at The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy by clicking HER

Singing for Well-Being

Autumn 2024- Tuesdays 7-8.30pm Brunswick Hub,, Leamington Spa with Claire Fowler. More information to follow soon!

 

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