Wednesday, 18 December 2013

End of year volunteer lunch

Fun yesterday with Andromaco showing us how to make Arepas and a shared lunch for Tinsae and Nesrin's last women's group day at SOLA and festive times...




Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New Art Therapy programme for women

We are beginning our second phase of new Art Therapy In The Community delivery for Liverpool residents.

This new programme is a 12-week group specifically for women, with a focus (but not exclusively) on those from refugee and BME communities.

This is an enhancement to the current Art Psychotherapy programme Adele Spiers- Art Psychotherapist (www.arttherapyliverpool.com) is delivering for 1-2-1 intervention at SOLA.











Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Today's art drop-in

What a great session. From seeing an old face pop back in all the way from Venezuela- hello again Andromaco and welcome back- to Geetha learning to draw skeletons and body forms, right the way through the Sirwan making us laugh as usual and working with pencil drawing for portraiture.

And a little messy missy happily working play-dough into some wonderful shapes.

Another great session!


Meeting up with friends before our next programme together in Jaunary 2014

Had a lovely meet up today with Liverpool African Elders Association at their annual Christmas Meal.

It was so wonderful to reconnect with old friends and see everyone so happy and energized. It's brilliant to think that this is now a partnership of over 6 years with the group.
We are looking forward to delivering a new programme of Art Therapy with the group from January 2014 as part of a shared Dementia and mental wellbeing focus.







Friday, 6 December 2013

Arts drop-in

Great art drop in yesterday for creative adults from Liverpool's refugee communities. Here's some of Sirwan's recent work...



Celebrating an amazing person who has inspired generations and lived by his convictions- the remarkable Nelson Mandela

In our minds, hearts and actions lives on a person for whom words cannot say enough.

And for people who are still fighting for justice and freedom, those enslaved by persecution around the world...



Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Festive fun at Awesome Liverpool's Christmas party!

Great night last night at Awesome Foundation Liverpool's Chritsmas party. Met old and new friends. Happy to be working with HeartBeat and grateful to Free Cakes for Kids Liverpool for supporting us for Healthy Inclusion Women's Group Christmas Party in a few weeks! Loved the ukelele band and looking forward to more collaborations over the next year!

Lamlam wearing gorgeous Eritrean styled hair again!

Once again Lamlam wore the most gorgeous Eritrean hair braiding at Healthy Inclusion Women's Group on Monday.