Written by the members of the FDAMH writing group and performed by the drama group, this play explores what it is like to live with poor mental health, focusing on one man's struggle to regain his positive sense of wellbeing.
An exhibition showcasing work produced during Artlink Central's creative programme throughout September, which combined visual art, music, movement and story.
FREEDOM OF MIND CHOIR
FDAMH's Freedom of Mind Choir will perform a selection of uplifting songs to celebrate World Mental Health Day, as well as the Reclaim exhibition opening, which runs at the same venue until Sun 15 Oct.
RECLAIM YOUR IDENTITY: STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Poet Janet Crawford leads a storytelling workshop, with a focus on the theme of reclaiming your identity. Join in some fun group exercises and explore a range of creative writing techniques to create your own piece of poetry or prose.
Exhibition featuring work from over 50 Forth Valley based artists, including established artists Lesley Anne Derks, Catherine King and Karen Strang and input from final year students at local schools. Styles range from photorealism to surreal pieces, highlighting the talent and diversity of local artists.
RECLAIM: FELT WORKSHOP
Led by textile artist Lynne Knox, this workshop will guide participants through basic felt techniques, helping to reclaim boring everyday items and turn them into something beautiful.
RECLAIM: FILM SCREENINGS
A selection of short films created by FDAMH, in collaboration with local filmmakers and musicians. Showcasing various aspects of the FDAMH arts programme, including music, spoken word and drama, these films explore a range of mental health themes and highlight how important the arts are to recovery.
Collaborative mixed media exhibition presented by Artlink Central and Reachout with Arts in Mind. Artspace participants in Stirling worked with artist Aya Iguchi, and Reachout members with Jacqueline Marr over a month-long period to create artworks inspired by the theme of Reclaim.
Using speech, sound, physical theatre and materials, this unique, engaging and entertaining performance piece from Project Theatre Collective aims to explore, with compassion, some of our darkest fears and our loftiest dreams and ambitions that keep us awake at night.
THE COOLIDGE EFFECT
As society’s access of pornography increases, so does our unwillingness to talk about it. The Coolidge Effect seeks to break this taboo. Devised from interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists, these unique stories and viewpoints are told through four intertwining narratives in this award-winning play.