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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