Libraries & Arts Service works with various cultural health & wellbeing partners to deliver projects that support the health and wellbeing of local people and help communities to feel Healthier, Happier & Connected.
A Sense of Place
A Sense of Place was a place-based project exploring what people love about where they live, discovering the ‘extraordinary in the ordinary’ on our doorstep, through seeing, making & sharing art. This project was a collaboration of regional cultural partners led by Creative Health CIC and involving high quality creative residencies, participatory workshops & events with local diverse communities.
Locally, we worked in partnership with Staffordshire Archives & Heritage to deliver a creative residency in the Stafford area. Artists, Juneau Projects worked with local communities to explore the county’s museum collections & connections to nature and local green spaces to inspire creative work which culminated in an exhibition and film: A Sense of Place Documentary
A Sense of Place is funded by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.
Wellbeing Art Group
We are currently working with the Arts for Health team at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust to run regular creative wellbeing workshops with artist Mark Utlley. Supported by Stafford District Arts Council.
Wednesdays 1.15 -2.45pm
29th November, 13th December 2023
3rd, 17th, 31st January, 14th, 28th February & 13th, 27th March 2024.
Spaces are limited, please contact Holmcroft Library to book a free space, or join a waiting list. Tel 01785 253908 email@example.com
Workshops are free and are aimed at adults to boost mental health & wellbeing through creative & social activity. All abilities welcome.