Renfrewshire

ARTISAN'S INSTITUTE: WEAVING EXHIBITION

As part of TH.CARS2, this exhibition of woven textiles has been made by a group of participants from the STAR Project, Phoenix Activity Group, RAMH, InCube, the DRC, and KAIROS with support from Glasgow Clyde College weaving tutor Amy Bond.

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ARTISAN’S INSTITUTE: WEAVING WORKSHOP

As part of TH.CARS2, join professional weaver Amy Bond for a drop-in weaving workshop.

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AT OUR BEST

Music and dance performance by various artists.

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BIG PIECE & JAM

A showcase of talents and skills from workshops and group activities within the Sunshine Recovery Café.

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BUDDY BEAT: HIT THE BEAT

Join Renfrewshire’s award winning The Buddy Beat for a morning of rhythm and wellbeing.

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CLARSACH CONNECTING

This concert by acclaimed harpist Rachel Hair brings modern and traditional music to elevate the atmosphere of the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

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COME AND TRY CIRCLE DANCING

A great opportunity to try Circle Dancing in Paisley. Circle Dancing is a collection of dances and music from around the world. Some of the dances are traditional and some are choreographed. The dances have a wide variety of form and mood, from slow and meditative to the frankly energetic and celebratory but all are inclusive and welcoming for people of all ages. Come along to this introductory session, give it a try and if you enjoy it you can join in the weekly classes in the same venue.

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CREATE CAFÉ: OPEN MIC

Create Café is a free safe creative space for 12-21-year olds to express themselves through music or art and connect with friends.

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DANCE GROOVES

Join the Renfrewshire Carers Centre for a gentle dance fitness session that connects diverse movements, great music and good vibes. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

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DIGITAL WELLNESS

Open youth drop-in space aiming to promote mental health awareness and empower young people to maintain their own positive mental health.

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DON'T BE BOARD!

Join other gaming enthusiasts in the Festival Hub for two afternoons of board game workshops. A range of fun and strategy games will be on offer, with enthusiasts at hand to introduce you to new, exciting worlds. With Renfrewshire Libraries gaming groups.  

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FAITH, HOPE & MENTAL WELLBEING

Join us in exploring the role that faith and spirituality have in promoting or maintaining mental health and how connections within faith communities can provide hope for the future.

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FINDING YOUR FLOW

As part of TH.CARS2, a daylong exploratory workshop for beginners and refreshers in hand knitting led by professional knitter Rosie Little.

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FINDING YOURSELF

Artist in Residence, Jim Buchanan, will be demonstrating the mental health benefits of labyrinth creation. These are creative workshops, aimed to increase confidence and wellbeing. No previous knowledge of labyrinths required. #FindingYourself

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FINDING YOURSELF: LABYRINTH OF LIGHT

Artist Jim Buchanan will be creating a labyrinth of light for people to walk and practice mindfulness.

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FINDING YOURSELF: WALK AS ONE

It’s World Labyrinth Day, when people from across the world join together to walk labyrinths. STAR Project are inviting you to walk their outdoor, temporary labyrinth in Fountain Gardens and Walk as One at 1pm as part of their #FindingYourself project.

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FUNDAMENTAL CONDUIT & FRIENDS

Event showcasing arts project Fundamental Conduit who mix spoken word and music to create an exciting show which promotes positive mental health for all participants.

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GET CONNECTED! FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT

You are invited to the Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts Festival launch event, which kicks off the festival in style and gives a taste of events to come.

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GIRLS NIGHT IN

Columnist and author Shari Lowe will discuss her book Because Mummy Said So! a funny collection of features about family life. Complimentary Prosecco, cupcakes and chocolate will be served along with therapy sessions courtesy of Eve Spa. Refreshments and therapies included with entry.

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KIBBLE ALLSORTS: CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

Pupils and staff will present an evening of entertainment featuring the Kibble Band, short films, dance and musical theatre. 

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LAUGHTER YOGA

Come along for Laughter Yoga with Well Happy to celebrate World Laughter Day. A stress-busting afternoon of mirth and mischief with a little relaxation to help you unwind. All ages welcome.

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LAUGHTER YOGA & MASK MAKING

Interactive talk and laughter yoga from Well Happy, followed by a creative mask making session.

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LISTEN & LEARN

Listen and learn event for people to engage in a discussion exploring the importance of wellbeing, good mental health, and feeling connected and belonging in recovery paths.

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MINDSPACE OPEN ART EXHIBITION

An Open Art Exhibition which celebrates wellbeing and creativity. Artworks on display represent the work of local art groups and artists who recognise the value of creativity to their wellbeing or who have used art as part of their recovery to health.

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MOVING PARTS

An exhibition of digital imagery and film by Peer Focus Recovery Photography Group which explores Paisley's mechanised industrial past. The work was made in collaboration with artists from the Threadlines Project, part of Renfrewshire Council’s Paisley TH.CARS2 regeneration programme.

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NATURAL DYEING

As part of TH.CARS2, a daylong beginners' workshop exploring natural dyeing techniques led by textile artist Gillian Steel.

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OPEN MIND FEST: YOUTH FESTIVAL

A youth-curated strand of SMHAF based in Paisley. The festival explores youth mental health through everything from music, film and art, to theatre, poetry, and journalism.

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PASSING TIME

An exhibition of poetry which celebrates positive mental health and wellbeing on the festival theme of Connected. Poetry will be on public display across nine station platforms in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

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SILENT DISCO

With Pals of the Privies in Ferguslie and Families First in Gallowhill.

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SPINNING WORKSHOP

As part of TH.CARS2, a daylong beginners' workshop in hand spinning led by fibre artist Laryna E Wuppermann.

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TEXTILES AND WELLBEING

A seminar as part of TH.CARS2 exploring the positive impact that textile making can have on people's sense of health and wellbeing. Presentations from Prof Jacqueline Atkinson, Dr Alison Mayne and Dr Anna Fisk will be followed by a discussion. Booking advised.

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WALK A MILE

Renfrewshire Anti-Stigma Alliance (RASA) invites you to our annual event to challenge discrimination and stereotyping, one conversation at a time.

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WALK WITH ME

A mindful afternoon on the theme of connectedness between ourselves, each other and the earth.

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WOMEN IN THE LANDSCAPE

Our mental health and wellbeing benefit when we nourish our connections to landscape, earth and nature. Delve into poetry and fiction by women writers including Amy Liptrot and Helen MacDonald and discover how creative writing about ecology and environment can empower and nurture.

This event is 18+ and women only. All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people.

This session is offered by Glasgow Women’s Library in partnership with Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts Festival and Kairos, Renfrewshire.

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