Create:Connect – A winter school to support mental health and wellbeing
Here at CoCreate we believe in the power of the arts to transform, to heal and to inspire. We also know how important it is to connect with other people, especially in these difficult times. That’s why we have set up the Create:Connect winter school, to help you explore exciting new ways to be creative and to connect with other people through the colder months.
If you feel that regular creative activities would benefit your well-being, and help you stay connected with others, we’d love you to sign up.
- Tuesday Afternoons – 1.30 – 3pm
- Starting 12th January 2020 for 10 weeks with a break
- Suitable for all levels of experience
- Most sessions will take place on Zoom, however we hope to explore together outside for at least two sessions.
- We’ll explore technology and aim to record our work to share with others.
- Tasks during the week to keep you writing and creating!
About the course
Write Space is a 10 week writing course, suitable for all levels of experience, that will explore different spaces as a way into creative writing for performance.
Delivered online and outdoors, each week will explore new skills and techniques, through exploring spaces and places.
It might be a dusty corner of a cupboard you never go into, a bit of people watching in the town, or the birdsong in a local park.
Together we will work towards developing our writing, connecting with new people and re-exploring the everyday spaces and places we think we know!
There will be a chance to share your work with others and the opportunity to develop a piece of writing for sharing using technology, for example as a short film or audio recording. Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with this, we’ll explore ways of using technology together!
Do you need help to take part?
To make these workshops as inclusive to as many people as we can please let us know any access needs you have when you sign up, and how we can help you to take part.
This might include regular reminders about sessions, support getting onto Zoom, a phone call to explain what to expect before we get started, or a discussion about how you prefer to communicate. If you have a key worker or need support staff, they are welcome to join our sessions to support you to take part.
Create:Connect Winter school is supported by Dorset Community Foundation