I’ve been walking a lot lately & re seeing the joys of the street and her gifts…
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Posted by Anna B Sexton on June 9, 2015
Mad Hatters Tea Party 14th June 2014 1pm – 6pm
With four FREE workshops running and the official opening of our new exhibition, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be a chance to try out new things and get creative. There is no need to book, everyone is welcome to turn up on the day.
Food and Mood, 1-2pm: ‘An interactive, hands-on, drop-in workshop looking at foods that have both positive and negative impacts on our nervous systems, sleep cycles and brain functions.
Understanding ‘Panic Attacks’, 2.15-3.45pm: “What is a panic attack? And how come it can make you feel like you’re going mad or having a heart attack?”
Postcard Art-‘A Message 2U’ , 2.30-3.30pm:
‘A Message 2U’, from Object to Word(s) an Image Emerge!
Come along and bring along; something dear to you or even discarded, such as a newspaper clipping, old lipstick, favourite mug, photograph, past postcard, extract of text, or a poem..
Anxious to get painting, 4.-5pm:
Get creative and practice your painting skills in this fun art workshop. No previous experience necessary!
SummerTime Blues: Art Exhibition Opening, 5-6pm: Private viewing of the new exhibition Summertime Blues. All artwork is created by CoolTan participants in creative workshops, and the theme is ‘anxiety & summer’. The exhibition is open from 11 June-11 August but this event marks the official opening.
Free entry – no tickets required
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is part of the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014: http://anxiety2014.org/
Info: 020 7701 2696/ Olivia@cooltanarts.org.uk.
And on 21st June 2014… Largactyl Shuffle a night walk to celebrate the Summer Solistice and learn more of the darker side of London’s history in relation to mental health care…
Posted by Anna B Sexton on June 13, 2014
London as a body came to mind and that each of use who live, work and visit here at any given time make up that body and the roads, buildings and green spaces form the structure, the web we all co-exist in…
And what if when you as a festival goer come to a festival event you get to really challenge yourself and what you think is ‘community’ or not…
Much is written about the ‘fractured’ self or ‘split’ self and in much of my own experience of being able to come ‘home’ to myself is just as much about how I am feeling as much about where I live and who I live with and around. And how I choose to frame this… and that community exists even if and when I say “I don’t do community” sitting hidden away in my flat…
You are invited to go into new spaces such as The Anatomy Museum and Theatre at Kings College (a hidden gem of London’s), see supposed ‘old’ societal anxieties in new light given that many of yester year’s problems maybe seem like they have not gone away i.e. Horace Ove’s film Pressure and to see new theatre and writing that brings those real everyday anxieties such as the decline of loved ones in later life into reality through lived experience with tenderness and humour i.e. Julie McNamara’s Let Me Stay
So I hope we’ve managed to do this in our programming not just within Communities but across the whole festival – we have each played with making new collaborations with groups not usually included in festivals such as patients in locked wards, prisoners, recovery addicts and community mental health service users…
You’ll be the judges of whether it has worked… do tell me/us… @anxiety2014 #anxiety2014
Posted by Anna B Sexton on June 9, 2014
Treat yourself to a welcoming, relaxed and fun evening of the best of dinner & drawing…
Posted by Anna B Sexton on October 25, 2013
I love being curious about my own and other’s creativity that it’s only fair to share the love with fellow readers of Oh Comely magazine
Click here to claim (until 9am 20th September 2013) an offer price for your place on Ignite Your Creativity Day Retreat in the City… bring a copy of the current edition along with you!
Posted by Anna B Sexton on September 19, 2013
Posted by Anna B Sexton on September 10, 2013
Open To Create… presents
Ignite Your Creativity retreat day in the City
Saturday 10am – 5pm 21st September 2013
This bespoke creative making and thinking day has been specially made for those of you who find it hard even to retreat away from the city f for a weekend.
Picture yourself slipping away for the day to a magical place hidden in the East of London – that really is a hidden gem…
One step through the front door into the creative making hub you will feel inspire, welcomed and at home.
Your Investment – £80 (waged) £60 concessions (full time student/low income)
We deliberately keep the group size intimate to no more than 12 places. Secure your place by sending your deposit NOW
£30 deposit – your remaining fee due by 19th September 2013
The Create Place, 29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
What will you being doing?
Together during the day you will re-ignite your unique version & vision of creativity in this special hub space created to champion all forms of creativity in the heart of bustling East London.
You will be encouraged and supported to play with making your own personal road map, hand folding and filling your personal guide book and experiment with your unique creative ways to think and make creatively on your own or in groups.
The session runs promptly from;
10am – 5pm Saturday 21st September 2013
Investment of your time 7 hours over a Saturday £80 / £60
We deliberately keep the group size intimate to no more than 12 places*
For your gift to yourself you will receive;
Benefits – based on feedback from previous retreaters
- Feeling myself in free flow and connection within an extraordinary group
- The reconnection I had with my own sense of play
- The feelings of great joy from creative making especially my handmade book
- Being in the group helped me to see I can do what I creatively love to do and that what was missing was the ‘community’ of creative explorers to do this with me
- Re-connection to fun whilst being grounded and connected at the same time
- How important being in a trusting and supportive atmosphere brings about pure creativity, love, warmth and this helped my creative process no end
- To know in myself I am on my right path
- To have re-discovered that place within me where creativity lives – to have re-discovered my creative engine
- Personal creative coaching and mentoring from Anna B. Sexton on both days
- Work with guest creative professionals – Penny Stanford – hand made book maker & fine art printer
- All creative materials
- Morning tea & coffee and pastries
- Afternoon tea
Call ME!! 07941 655 856 to let us know your needs
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in with the conversation via Open To Create… dedicated events page
Posted by Anna B Sexton on September 6, 2013
Already loving the challenge of getting out daily for 30 minutes into the ‘wild’…
Day 1 of the challenge – supporting Tim Ridley lead his final art walk on Epsom & Ashtead Common, Epsom, Surrey http://artist-walks-epsom.blogspot.com/
Here’s 2 links to my rubbings made on a tree at the highest point of the common
For me this means into nature that surrounds me in the city of Ol’ London town.
The Re-wilding challenge comes from the awesome folk @ We Are Wilderness
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for some wild images coming from this blog in the next 28 days – gosh who knows what wild and mysterious creatures and features I will discover in my urban field trips…
I am off to look at the stars…
Posted by Anna B Sexton on September 2, 2013