Creativity & Wellbeing Week

Creativity & Wellbeing Week

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This year we’re taking part in London’s Creativity & Wellbeing Week, running a number of events at Kentish Town Health Centre. See below for what we have going on and get in touch if you’d like to take part.

Monday 4th June 2018

Artist Peer Group
6.30pm — 8.30pm, Free
http://freespaceproject.org/portfolio/peergroup/
Get in touch to book a place

An informal peer group for artists exploring health and well-being in their practice. The group is open to emerging and established artists and is a place to share thoughts, ideas and works in a non-judgmental and open environment.

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Tomb Building & Time Capsules
4pm — 6pm, Free but book a place

Join us for an arts workshop reflecting on how we may want to be remembered and the objects that we feel help represent us. Build your own tomb and time capsule to reflect your personal interests and individuality. This workshop will take place before our Death Café event which will be a further chance to discuss life and death.

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Death Café
6pm — 8pm, Free, book a ticket here

Join us in an open and non-judgmental space to discuss and create artwork around death in a safe and supportive space, all with tea and some delicious cake.

Thursday 7th June 2018
Build a Brain Neuron Web
12.30pm — 4pm, Free, just turn up

A drop in workshop for everyone – make your own brain neuron!

There are about 100 billion neurons in the brain. These special brain cells form a complex interconnected web that send and receive electro-chemical signals to control movement and our bodily reactions. After a stroke, neurons in certain parts of the brain can be damaged affecting the way the body responds and functions.

Working with artist in residence Julia Mason, string and plasticine will be used to create hundreds of brain neurons. Each individual neuron will then be connected together to form one large brain web sculpture. How large can we go?

This workshop is part of the Different Strokes project, exploring body image and stroke.

 

Thursday 7th June 2018

Flux: Exhibition Tour & Artist Talk
6.30pm — 8.30pm, Free but book a place

Join us for a tour of Flux, an exhibition showing the work of 4 artists whose unique practices express notions of transitions, using the body, emotions and personal experiences to shape their works. Following the tour each artist will talk about their practice in a chaired discussion about the themes of the exhibition.

Refreshments will be available from our donation bar.

Debbie Harman presents work from her project Dialect of the Deep, documenting the experience of caring for her mother whilst she underwent treatment for throat cancer.

In her project I Am the Door Diane Bielik explores non-ending cycles of life in a series of images of blossom in its varying states shot over a number of years.

Liz Orton’s Digital Insides examines the relationship between medical imaging and the body, using radiology software to make visible the body’s skin, traces of the patient’s clothing, and signs of the imaging machine itself.

Highlighting her collaborative practice, Jessie Edwards Thomas shares work from her project with Kevin Bright, a man currently housed in support accommodation for those with complex needs. Together they create works in response to each other, passing images between them in an act of reinterpretation and reflection.

  • Date: 15 May 2017
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