Explore and experiment with clay, learning techniques such as pot throwing, slab building, pinch pots and coil building. Escape the worries of everyday life, reclaim some time for yourself and discover the possibilities clay has to offer.
DEBI GLIORI: NIGHT SHIFT
Renowned children’s author Debi Gliori talks abo/ut her new book Night Shift, which she wrote and illustrated to help adults and teens understand they are not alone. The book examines how depression affects your whole outlook on life, and shows that there can be life beyond mental illness.
Combining documentary film and theatrical performance, this play explores an extreme case of alcohol addiction alongside everyday situations that are insidiously seen as socially acceptable.
GREAT POEMS FOR WELLBEING
Join Lanarkshire poet Martin Stepek to explore some of his favourite uplifting poems from around the world, from well-loved classics to obscure Zen masterpieces. Readings and interpretations sure to make you feel good and optimistic in an uncertain world.
Bazm-e-Urdu Scotland return to bring an evening of Mushaira or Urdu poetry to Bellshill. The evening provides both the poets and the audience with an opportunity to voice their thoughts. Part of the Encounters Festival, this event is open to all the community.
ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT
On another busy Saturday night in Glasgow, a group of four very different people gather together to survive a gruelling night on the city streets, armed only with their banter, wit and hope.
This BAFTA nominated short film explores the life of Michael, an adult with autism. He adheres to a strict routine, which involves the local pub, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time leads to disruption. After the film, participants will have the opportunity to speak to the writer-actor Chris Martin and participate in creative mood-based workshops.
POCKETS OF CALM
In our pockets, we carry everything we need to make movies – our smartphones. In these interactive workshops from Healthy n Happy, participants will use them to record what is calming in the sights and sounds around us and share their personal mini-movies with the community.
RECLAIM YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS
Fool On present an entertaining mix of comedy, singing, music, sketches, poetry and more, from a very talented group of people who have regained their confidence through the performing arts. Not to be missed.
RECLAIM YOUR RIGHT TO WRITE!
Reclaim your right to write with experienced writer and editor Catherine Bard. Starting from the theme of Reclaim, explore new ideas and recycle old stories to produce your own fiction and poetry in a helpful and supportive workshop setting. No experience necessary but booking is essential.
RHYTHM OF LIFE!
Take part in these drum and percussion workshops for adults, featuring samba, Latin and African drumming. Come and try rhythms from around the world. No experience necessary, just an open mind!
Learn new songs and have fun with experienced tutors at these song-filled adult singing sessions for all. No previous experience required but places must be booked in advance.
A fun packed family event in Motherwell Shopping Centre. Come and listen to local bands showcase their talent, have a go at playing African drums and DJ decks at our instrument taster sessions, and take time out to enjoy some music for your mental health.
THE ART OF BEING ME
This series of events provides an opportunity to connect with people who have experienced the positive impact of therapeutic arts while participating in Bazooka Arts projects.
THE ART OF LIVING AND LETTING GO
Renowned mindfulness teacher Martin Stepek discusses how to develop the art of letting go, helping to become happy and at peace. Our life is weighed down by thoughts and worries., so learn how to remove obstacles moment by moment. Includes a mindfulness meditation.
THE BUDDHA AS THE WORLD'S FIRST PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Come and learn from Martin Stepek, mindfulness teacher, author and poet as he explains the original teachings of the Buddha, not as a founder of a religion, but as someone skilled and innovative in helping people attain deep contentment.
A funny, poignant new play by Theatre Tonic about life in a small village populated by characters with intriguing secrets. Embark on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as villagers try to get along, secrets are revealed and lives are reclaimed. This event also includes a post-show discussion with Theatre Tonic on their personal experiences of therapeutic theatre with Bazooka Arts.
TRUST JACK FOUNDATION'S ART GROUP
Trust Jack Foundation presents work from their Hamilton art group, where people of various ages have come together to explore their feelings, thoughts and emotions through their artwork. Art is a place where you can be yourself and express yourself without words.
TRUST JACK FOUNDATION'S COMEDY NIGHT
Trust Jack Foundation presents a spectacularly funny night with a line-up of award-winning Scottish comedians. Get a ticket, bring friends and colleagues, and come along for a great night filled with fun, laughter and the chance to meet some wonderful people.
YOUR LIFE AS A WORK OF ART
Renowned mindfulness author Martin Stepek reframes our life as an opportunity to create an appreciation of beauty, love and compassion. Learn to control your mind to become the creator of your life, making it an ongoing work of art. Includes a mindfulness meditation.