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from our members as to how our sessions impact them as individuals.
Art is based on a feeling - whether it's a Mahler, Van Gogh or Led Zeppelin - it stirs our emotions , lifts our spirits and provides an outlet for self expression. We aim to deliver sensitive, inspiring and imaginative projects, to engage our members in arts based activities.
An artist called Grayson Perry agrees, he says ‘Art helps us access and express parts of ourselves that are often unavailable to other forms of human interaction. It flies below the radar, delivering nourishment for our soul and returning with stories from the unconscious. A world without art is an inhuman world. Making and consuming art lifts our spirits and keeps us sane. Art, like science and religion, helps us make meaning from our lives, and to make meaning is to make us feel better.’ Taken from this report on arts, health and wellbeing - see here for further details http://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/appg-inquiry/Publications/Creative_Health_Inquiry_Report_2017.pdf
So here's to more arts-based opportunities in all shapes and sizes, to promote well being!
Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the impact that creative arts can have on health and wellbeing. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing.
The Creative Arts helps you to express yourself and your feelings. They give your mind a break and help you too relax. The creative process not only helps but the finished product gives the feeling of accomplishment and achievement.
Here at Under One Roof we run sessions in Art, Music and Creative Writing. Also some of our members have been involved in some theatrical productions. This issue is exploring the benefits of the Arts on wellbeing.
Welcome to sunny May!
With the sunshine comes good vibes and a sense of new beginnings. As we look at creative activities in this months issue, you will hear reports
Its the time for Norwich streets to be filled with colour and laughter. Our fine City will be bursting with creativity.
From Friday 11th May to the 27th May the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, and parks bringing people together to experience music, art, theatre, literature and a general festival vibe.
With everyone enjoying themselves the city comes to life.
Tickets for various shows are kept down at £10 per ticket to be booked in advance. Under 26 can get tickets for most performances for £7.50. There are also concessions for people on benefits and students. There are many free outdoor events.
St Martins updates..
Giant moon over the forum from last years festival
JOY OF FOOD restarts on the 1st June. Running for four Fridays at 11.30am to 2.30pm. We provide everything you need, including takeaway containers to take home what you've prepared. Spaces are limited so book in early.
COME ON MEMBERS!!! WE NEED YOU!! This is your chance to have your say. We meet Tuesdays at 1pm for one hour. Come and Join us, have a coffee have a chat. We have loads of exciting plans in the pipeline and we need your input. NOW!!!!
TRUSTED TENANTS COURSE is starting again on the 11th June. The course helps people gain and keep their tenancy, including talks from city council,Shelter and Credit Union. Also how to help with housing benefits and Universal Credit.
FREE HAIR CUTS next session on the 4th June. Appointments go fast so make sure you book in, and keep an eye on what's coming up at Under 1 Roof for future dates.
COFFEE HOUR Come in, have a chat and have a coffee. We are here to help you. Mondays 11 til 12pm and Thursday 10 till 11am.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS starts up again 6th June. The course is aimed to provide people with alternative thinking Wednesday morning from 10am to 12.30pm
COVER ART Edvard Munch: Anxiety of the Artist. ... Like Vincent Van Gogh, throughout his life Edvard Munch struggled with anxiety and insanity—both on a personal level and indirectly, through his family. In fact, his mentally ill sister was hospitalized at the time.
The Scream was painted in 1893.
This is what some of our regular group members say:
"The group is fantastically welcoming and accessible. We trust in confidentiality and look forward from hearing your writings"
"The Writing Course is a great way to express yourself. We always start the course with a writing exercise, learning new techniques to use in our work. People's writing ranges from story telling, music and rap, so there is a vast range in the types of writing. I love it!"
Art Work of
A big thank you to Belona who has been running the Press Ahead journalism course at Under-1-Roof for the last two months. Everyone who participated has learnt so much and this newsletter is a direct consequence of all her efforts. If you want to try your hand at writing an article for the newsletter or you have an opinion you want heard then please come and join the editorial team between 11am and 12am every thursday. We need your contributions and enthusiasm.
The Writing Course
Putting things in writing has been linked to improved mood, well-being and reduced stress levels.
The practice of writing helps people to communicate more effectively. The process of putting your thoughts down in writing can help you to formulate your thoughts and feelings coherently in conversation. Furthermore, expressing distressing or traumatic events can help to process the incident and result in long-term benefits.
This outpouring of emotion reduces stress by de-cluttering the mind. By committing thoughts and ideas to paper, your mind is allowed to relax which can help to further develop ideas.
In our Writing Course which meets Mondays at 12.30-2.00pm you also get to meet like minded people, share ideas and develop new skills.
We run newsletter every Thursday from 11 - 12pm. New Members are always welcome. We chat drink coffee and start Thursdays with a smile.
'I feel a sense of achievement.' John
'I enjoy the togetherness and bouncing ideas about between us.' David
'It is an uplifting and energising putting ideas together for others to read in a relaxed atmosphere.' Alisia
'I like to have my say and contribute to the end product.' Colin
'I enjoy the debate of newsletter as much as the creation of it. As with all creative processes there is an end product.' Sue
If you have any creative pieces (art, poerty, articles) bring them in to under one roof or email us at email@example.com.
Art Sessions are run Wednesdays 1.30-3.30 and Fridays 2-4. As well as twice weekly sessions we exhibit our art at various places throughout the year. It's a welcoming, positive environment. #GoodVibesOnly. Come along and get involved! We supply the materials. We are just completing our second mural on the wall at the bottom of the stairs, which everyone has contributed to..
Here are some comments from our art group members.
'It brings life together for me, putting pen to paper or brush to paper brings things together, relieves stress and anxiety, and I can relax and sit back and life becomes easier.' JS
'I absolutely love the art group. It motivates and inspires my art work. It’s also nice to socialise with other people. I get good constructive criticism with my pencil portraits to make it the best I can. It’s really good seeing the range of styles people work in, everybody’s work is individual and unique.' AT
'It’s therapeutic and relaxing – I get all my anger out on this piece of paper. It’s a good group because you can talk and listen to others.' ST
“Positive progressive relaxed good enjoyable affair” BC
"I find music has given me a lot more self confidence." Michael vocals and percussion
"Music makes me feel relaxed and happy and you can sing about how you feel." Lewis - vocals
"I find the music channels my energy and passion, and make me creative. The people are like family and it brings people together. Sue is a good teacher and newcomers are made welcome. " Ricky - vocals
"Beating the blues is essential to my existence and sometimes it's only music that allows me to carry on in life." Chris - vocals
"If it were not for music and song I would be completely lost. Songs are wonderful things." Graham - Bass/Guitar
"I look forward to Tuesday music group as the highlight of my week. It gives me time to be creative, my input is respected, its a great buzz. I leave on a real high - the creative process and social angle as well." David - guitar
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT OUR LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
"One good thing about music, when it hits you you feel no pain " Bob Marley
Sue, our music tutor said "The effects of music on wellbeing has been well documented. When you are listening to a song, it can provoke all kinds of emotions. I have many songs that I laugh or cry too. Music stirs emotions. Actually performing and playing music is a great therapy for all involved. As well as playing and performing there is a social aspect to music. We all play and learn songs together which gives people the chance to make friends and work in a team." Come and join us on Tuesdays at 2.00 - 4.00 All are welcome.