Thanks to funding from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust we will be delivering more workshops with CGL (Change Grow Live) from Coventry and Warwickshire with adults that are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and with mental health issues. Deborah Rose will be delivering some song writing workshops online through Zoom from November 2020 and the group will create their own song that will be professionally recorded. Gavin Young will then follow on next year and will deliver creative writing to the group where they will create their own story or poem.
Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Worcester City Council, Redditch Borough Council, Wyre Forest District Council, The Elmley Foundation, Severn Arts, Museums Worcestershire and Worcestershire County Council we are able to deliver reminiscence and drama sessions to people living with dementia and their carers in Worcester, Wyre Forest and Redditch for 7 months from January to July 2021. Phase one will be with 3 care homes and we hope phase 2 and 3 will be delivered in the community at local museums. We will also be working with 9 Primary schools at Keystage 2 to interview the older people and also create new short films based on the memories collected. These films will be shown at a live You Tube event. We also hope to work with drama students from Worcester University that will be mentored through the process. Vamos Theatre will also be offering ‘Listening With Your Eyes’ training for all involved.
A brilliant collection of stories and poems written by adults with mental health issues and recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and storyteller Gavin Young written through lockdown 2020 as part of the Inside Stories project on the theme ‘How are you doin?’
Nick and Karen Ledbury aka Glamba reveal their next session in the Lock Down Sessions part 2. Drumming for beginners and people living with dementia. Click here to view. Let us know what you think in the comments section.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Inside Stories Project with older people, adults with mental health issues, shielded people, people discharged from hospital and young people aged 11-18 years with autism or a learning disability. See here for more information.