Tag: art for wellbeing

GUEST POST – Krystle T.

Hi! I’m Krystle and I have longstanding mental health concerns. Most people have no idea, and I am great at wearing a mask. When I was first diagnosed, I had very little insight and no self-managed coping mechanisms. As I have got older, my insight has developed, as have my efforts to cope. I am […]

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ART & ACCESS: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

I was very lucky in Liverpool to spend my Monday afternoon with the very lovely Laura and Brendan from The Everyman Theatre on Hope Street, discussing this blog’s current research theme of ‘Art & Access’ in relation to their outreach work and in-house efforts.  Laura’s job as Community Engagement Officer is to engage people who […]

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Democracy, disability & devolution – workshop

I will be running a craftivism workshop focusing specifically on the zine format on day 2 of Breakthrough UK’s brilliant upcoming event, Democracy, Disability and Devolution; an event aiming to encourage more disabled women to get involved in politics. The event takes place over two days and features inspiring female politicians to speak to, various […]

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#StillIllJournal

I’ve started a new instagram – it’s somewhat of a Still Ill spin-off and light hearted piss take of the #bujo craze that has taken over the internet recently. I am a fellow stationery and notebook addict, and am also obsessed with my newly learnt skill of calligraphy and lettering, but it’s difficult if you’re […]

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Christmas Market, Chorlton

I will be working hard – with use of one hand and zero hips – to be making brand spanking new spoonie humour creations ready for the CH+ and Dulcimer Christmas market. And just generally some non-spoonie but still pretty things. Big fan of the #justacard movement at the moment. As we all know, it’s […]

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F-Art Club Joint Weekly Venture

Still Ill’s products will be for sale at the weekly F-ART Club, run by CH+. I (Ellie Page) will be there with bells on every week, running an arts for wellbeing drop-in: Sundays at Dulcimer Bar, Chorlton, between 2-4pm. This week we’ll be focusing on collages as well as origami for anyone who missed last […]

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Super HALF PRICE sale this Sunday 2-5pm

A variety of sketchbooks and jewellery pieces will be available for sale UP TO HALF PRICE this Sunday 2-5pm at Dulcimer Bar, 567 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0AE. I will also be running a drop in origami workshop! The workshop works on a pay-as-you-feel model and, as usual, is open to everyone but we […]

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Don’t cry… Create!

I feel this is an important message for anyone out there who also feels that seemingly endless frustration at being physically confined to the four walls of one’s bedroom, or the four curtains of one’s hospital bed. No, there is nothing immediately you can do to take away your pain, or make yourself ‘better’, but […]

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