Watch out here for details of our next Southampton Art in Health Forum meeting .
Thanks to all who attended our last meeting on Thurs 11 June. Missed it? Contact us for the notes.
We publish local events and information about our Southampton Art in Health Forum meetings on this webpage. Want to receive this information by email? Sign up here. Or contact our coordinator Rebecca: Rebecca Kinge email@example.com or telephone 07968 777261.
Solent NHS Trust is hosting an online meeting on 31 July 2020 to help people to have their say about health services. The Trust is developing network of Community Partners. Here at Southampton Art in Health Forum, we have signed up to become a Community Partner, as we know that arts and creativity has an important health and wellbeing role.
MEDITATION ART CLASS
The Magical Transformation – meditation art class for children, with Natalie Dekel. Friday, 12 June. In this guided meditation we will imagine that we shape-shift from one species to another while we learn to embrace different abilities and skills. We will also ‘discover’ one special talent. We will then draw what we have found. This is a meditation for children (parents can join!) followed by a short drawing session to remember our adventure. Facilitator Natalie will lead the meditation, and will guide in the steps of the drawing. For kids age 5 to 12. You do not need any previous experience. You will need:
A4 or A3 paper
Colour pens or pencils
Friday, 12 June 2020, 10am. About 45 minutes. Zoom link will be sent one day before the event. Please check your spam folder if you did not get your email.
New to dance? Join Dance Six-0 for 5 FREE Taster Sessions to trial 20 mins of creative dance, using Zoom on Mondays at 5pm: 11 May, 18 May, 1 June, 8 June and 15 June. Creative, relaxed and enjoyable movement sessions to great music for people aged 60 and above. Our brand new tasters are a moment to come together and experience the joy of dance in your own home, led by DANCE SIX-0 teacher Debbie Lee Anthony - no previous experience required! Sign up here.
Weekly Dance Six-0 online classes are available from 10 June, to attract people approaching 60 and all ages over with diverse levels of movement. Sign up here.
WRITING IN LOCKDOWN
Artfulscribe are running a Writing for Wellbeing course. Details here. ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Theatre invite young writers to submit personal accounts of ‘life in lockdown’ up to a maximum of 1000 words or 40 lines of poetry. They’d love to hear how lockdown has affected your daily life, the highs and lows of lockdown living, and how your thoughts and opinions have altered through changes resulting from social distancing measures. Deadline 21 June. Details here.
JOYFUL JAMS IN CARE HOMES
Joyful Jams is offering creative movement, dance and song for connection in care homes with Joyful JAMS Artist Rosa. Activity Coordinators and Care Staff are invited to join in a series of weekly 30 minute online tutorials, every Tuesday at 12.15pm - with accompanying written guidelines and playlists, we will make it as easy as possible for staff to connect in additional creative ways using our tried and tested Joyful Jams approach with residents during this challenging time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FROM THE HARP
From the Harp will be loaning harps to health and care facilities, no musical skills needed. With a support package using an evidence based occupational therapy approach to support you in facilitating and measuring outcomes of therapeutic activity with harps. Coming soon. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
FREE THEATRE FOR LIFE : LOCKDOWN PROGRAMME
NEW APRIL / MAY Suitable for 14-25 year olds
All our workshops are led by professional facilitators in the arts and will use creativity to support wellbeing throughout this time.
29th April and 13th May
Work with Theatre for Life and Abigail Oakley from the mental health charity Solent Mind
Artist in Residence for EMPOWORD, Desree explores intersectionality, justice and social commentary.
Producer for both Word Up and Word Of Mouth, finalist in 2018’s Hammer & Tongue national final and TEDx speaker, she has featured at events around the UK and internationally, including Glastonbury Festival 2019, Royal Albert Hall and Bowery Poetry New York.
Work with Luke Brown in a movement session using improvisation to develop storytelling and self discovery.
Luke Brown is the Artistic Director of Luke Brown Dance and after completing his BA Hons in contemporary dance performance with Intoto Dance Co, he went on to perform with critically acclaimed companies such as; Frantic Assembly and English National Opera as well as; Ben Wright, Junk Ensemble and Lila Dance Company to name a few.
Please complete the consent form (to be completed by a parent / guardian if under the age of 18 years old) you will then be invited to a private Zoom session.
A MESSAGE FROM THEATRE FOR LIFE:
Dear Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a free performance of our new 2020 Silent Mind production at Nuffield Theatre City on the 18th June at 7.45 pm. Following the successes of our 2019 Silent Mind production, Theatre for Life, Solent Mind and No Limits have teamed up to explore new mental health issues impacting our local community. Silent Mind celebrates the human spirit and resilience shown by those facing hardship and challenging times. WHO ARE OUR SILENT WARRIORS? We empower young people to tell their stories through therapeutic activities in the arts, placing their voice at the heart of every project we create. ‘We believe your story is your power and that it is yours to make something great from, helping others to be inspired when facing adversity.’ Our 2020 project has involved us working with young people from across Southampton, some of whom attend support groups at No Limits and Prince’s Trust. This is a community led devised project, placing young people at the forefront of the creative process and performance work. Silent Mind is a celebration of the vigour and courage of young people overcoming difficult circumstances, our Silent warriors. Supported with public funding as part of the #iwill fund, administered by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation. SHOW INFORMATION: Silent Mind is an interactive piece of theatre, providing supportive coping strategies, mindfulness techniques and guidance for audiences. *Please note all audience interaction will be from the comfort of your seats and is at your discretion *Suitable for audiences aged 14+ We will be running a 30 minute post-performance workshop with Solent Mind for any audience members wanting to learn more about wellbeing management. (Please note this is not compulsory.) This is open to groups and staff working with young people who meet our criteria: https://secure.toolkitfiles.co.uk/clients/34976/sitedata/files/YOUTH-THEATRE-ELIGIBILITY-CRITERIA-.pdf
Southampton Art in Health Forum It was great to see so many people come to our last informal gathering on Wed 26th February. Our Forum includes people involved in a whole range of types of arts - visual arts, film making, dance, theatre, opera, music and more - as well as a growing group of health and community organisations. We love to give people the chance to meet others for mutual support and learning, plus the chance to develop projects and partnerships which can help improve health in Southampton and the wider area.
We are looking to plan the next Forum meeting, but with the uncertainty around coronavirus and its knock on impacts, we haven't yet fixed a date. If you want to sign up to emails so you can be updated, send an email to email@example.com
Locally, in Southampton, we had been getting excited about the Dead Good Days, a series of events about death and dying, including a family friendly fun Dead Good Day Out on Sun 24 May 2020 at NST City in Guildhall Square. Watch out on their website for updates.
We have been working hard on plans for a Creative Futures event in Guildhall Square and at Solent Showcase Gallery. We are looking at a date of Thurs 21 May in the afternoon and evening, but we are waiting a bit longer to see how coronavirus develops before fixing this in diaries. If this is of interest, do get in touch.
The next full meeting of the Forum will be announced as soon as we can. The next one will be during the early evening so people who haven't been able to meet previous day-time events can come along.
A blog of our previous meeting on 3 February 2020 can be found here.
FolkActive Dances Afternoon folk dance sessions for over 50s with live music Come and meet new people, keep active and learn some simple folk dances to suit all levels of activity. All sessions have live music and a caller to guide you through the dances. No partner needed. Have fun, get fitter and make new friends! Entry £5 per session including refreshments Second Wednesday of every month (except August) from 1.30pm to 3.30pm Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HE Find out more and join the mailing list at http://www.folkactive.org.uk/activities/folkactive-dances/ Moving in the Moment Dementia friendly folk dance sessions with live music Folk dance sessions with live music for people affected by dementia and their carers. Each session includes a mix of live music, folk dancing, seated exercise, group activities and singing. Entry £5 per session including refreshments, carers free Then on the third Wednesday of the month (except August) from 2pm to 3.30pm Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HE Join the mailing list for monthly reminders at http://www.folkactive.org.uk/activities/moment/
Dance to a different you - no partners required
Adult Dance Classes for all levels (zero to hero) at Tracie’s Latin Club Studio, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton. SO14 6QS When you learn to dance at TLC, (Tracie’s Latin Club), we assume you know absolutely nothing about dance and hold your hand every step of the way. There’s no need for partners as we all dance in our respective classes. It’s a great way to have fun, meet new friends, build your confidence, have a social life, keep active and fit for life. Our Beginners dance courses in Ballroom (Mondays), Argentine Tango (Tuesdays) and Salsa (Wednesdays & Thursdays) are hugely popular, so please join us soon – a warm welcome awaits you at Tracie's Latin Club - home of Salsa, Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Bachata, Kizomba and all things Latin in Southampton TLC Studio, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS W: www.tracieslatinclub.co.uk F: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracieslatinclub/ Y: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ3WjVa-aVw 07889 288368
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