Days 6 and 7 #5ways2wellbeing – KEEP LEARNING and CONNECT

Day 6 – KEEP LEARNING

I absolutely love our intergenerational work, and if things go to plan we’ll be doing a lot more of it in 2014. At the moment we have two new projects about to start (more details soon) in North West Leicestershire and the first is themed around WW1, so I’ve been reading poetry, looking at artwork and researching some of the animals that played their own part in the conflict.

How about this one … an Indian elephant helping out in Sheffield as a result of a horse shortage – many were sent to the Western Front.

WW One War Elephant

Or …

In America, one of the most decorated animals is a dog named Sgt. Stubby, who served in 17 World War I battles and was awarded several medals.

Dog Wearing Military Medals

Day 7 – CONNECT

A lovely, working lunch with a friend setting the world to rights and making plans.

Day 7 CONNECT

 

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About beautyandutilityarts

My name is Katherine Brown and I run Beauty and Utility Arts, an Arts and Health project management service. I have over a decade of experience working with vulnerable groups and individuals in roles including support worker, Supported Employment Advisor and Community Fundraiser for The Midlands. Now, I manage a range of Arts and Health projects involving carers, people using mental health and learning disability services and the over 50′s. I specialise in developing ideas, fundraising, full project management, consultation, workshop provision, sourcing artists, Social Enterprise, event planning, SROI and exploring sustainability options. Since beginning Beauty and Utility Arts in January 2010 I have worked on a range of projects including comedy workshops, placing public art into health centres, setting up a Social Enterprise, project managing Showcase Smoothie, developing mental health walking projects and running arts based reminiscence workshops for the over 50′s, all of which is detailed in my blog (www.beautyandutilityarts.com)
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