Community Arts

Community Arts

ReAct over 50’s Arts Programme at the Octagon

Are you over 50? Are you interested in taking part in new activities and making your voice heard?

We’d like to invite you to our Ideas Café, to share your views and find out more about ReAct, our arts programme for over 50s.

We’ll provide refreshments and there will be some friendly, informal discussion – we’d like to know what you want in a post-pandemic Bolton, and what you think about arts and wellbeing.

Everyone over 50 is welcome – especially if you’re new to the Octagon.

When: Wednesday 17th November

Time: 1.30-3pm

Where: Crescent Room, Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, BL1 1SB

Cost: FREE with refreshments provided

For more information or to book your place please contact Caitlin on caitlin.gleeson@octagonbolton.co.uk or call 07930 689292

Community Arts

Headspace Bolton – Call Out for Film Equipment

Can you spare any film equipment?

Headspace is an exciting forum for people with Mental Health issues, without direct focus on these. Using peer led creativity to change the narrative of mental illness through creative activities including:

Improv

Sketchwriting/ Filming

Stand Up Comedy

Spoken Word

Music

Documentary Film Making

If you can help or would like further information –

Email: Admin@headspacebolton.org.uk or text 07880 735242

Community & Voluntary, Vacancies & Opportunities

‘Digital Helpers’ Open Evening

 Tuesday 16 November 5pm-6.30pm at Central Library, Bolton

We’re looking for people who enjoy using digital devices with good digital skills, who are also willing to help others to learn too.

The open evening is an opportunity for people to come and find out what is involved in being a Digital Helper, the benefits of volunteering and the support they would receive in doing this volunteer role.

Register here to attend the open evening and/or find out more about the volunteering opportunity

If you have any questions please contact Jen Rudd on 01204 332731

Arts & Health, Events

4th International Social Prescribing Network Conference

March 10th – 11th 2022

The conference will be an online event.  Tickets will enable delegates to attend all scheduled sessions on the 10th and 11th March 2022.  There will also be a range of digital content available to delegates for several weeks after the conference – so catching up with sessions you couldn’t attend will be simple.

There will be a mixture of plenary sessions, breakout sessions, research specific presentations, and poster displays interspersed with networking opportunities.  We will have dedicated networking space for meeting exhibitors, presenters, and delegates.  

The conference will address the ‘hot topics’ in social prescribing, in the UK and in other countries as well as sharing the latest international research findings.  The conference programme will be developed in the next few months as we listen to suggestions from the social prescribing network members.  We will update the programmes as speakers are confirmed.  The end of the first day will also include the Social Prescribing Network Awards, where we celebrate the achievements of the social prescribing schemes and people involved.

Bookings are through Salford University shop

Arts & Health

Learning from experience: Kelly McCormack & Sunita Thind

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance are sharing a new series of blogs by people who have experienced the impacts of creativity and culture on their own health and wellbeing.

This month’s blogs are from East Midlands LENS (lived experience network) champion Kelly McCormack, and from writer Sunita Thind.

https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/stories-of-lived-experience

Source: Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance Bulletin June 2020