MORAY FEELGOOD FESTIVAL
The Moray Feelgood Festival 2017 is this area of North East Scotland’s contribution to the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
This local festival has been run successfully for three years by Health and Social Care Moray. Moray Wellbeing Hub, a social enterprise run by those with their own experiences of crisis and challenge in mental health, has taken over coordinating the festival for 2017, and is working with a range of local partners in arts and wellbeing.
With over 60 events in 21 days, the Moray Feelgood Festival has something for all the family. Find out more online or through local leaflets available from libraries and community venues.
For booking, event information and more, visit www.moraywellbeing hub.org.uk.
Highlights include Papershift workshops with Alison Simpson, reclaiming rags to make unique handmade paper; drumming sessions and workshops from The Penguins Tuxedo (Youth Samba Band) and Carol Scorer (African Drumming); and the screening of three new locally made films with a mental health focus: Shedding, focusing on fear, Father’s Footsteps, a personal look at Alzheimer’s; and Survivors Not Victims, looking at the mental and physical effects of stroke.
Hannah Laycock will be showing her acclaimed photographic series, Awakenings, looking at the mental and physical effects of MND, and award-winning children’s author Lari Don will be running three themed workshops at Elgin Library for various age groups, ranging from eight to adult, as well as nine other author led workshops and events.
There will be sand dancing at Findhorn with Ruby Worth’s Dance Walking Moray; golfing to live music with Living Golf at Covesea; art, dance movement and eco therapy taster sessions, such as Earthtime’s Waddle Toddle; The Art of Mindfulness with Jan Grigg; and yarn bombed bicycles and clothes peg fairies popping up across Moray!
Come and join us!
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