Days 23 – 33 #5ways2wellbeing

Day 23 #take notice – Did a 5 min desk tidy & polish to refocus!

Day 24 #takenotice A reminder of an alcohol misuse DVD we produced in partnership with Lunchbox Films and people using alcohol support services at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Blaby District Council and Oadby Borough Council

Day 25 #give – Another mini clear out and a carrier bag of clothes for a local charity shop

Day 25

Day 26 #takenotice I’ve shown my support for The Woodland Trust campaign to protect ancient woodland

Day 27 #give Sorting through books, giving away and making space in what will become the bathroom.

Day 27

Day 28 #connect Intergenerational workshop no 3 this am & a Burbage mental health roadshow this pm

Day 28

Day 29 #beactive A cold, wet, bracing dog walk this morning. I would love this photo as a painting!


Day 30 #connect A good comedy session with a group of super bubbly Leicester Asian ladies this afternoon.

Day 31 #keeplearning  My ravioli cutter has arrived! Looking forward to having a go this weekend.


Day 32 #5ways2wellbeing #takenotice Big house clean-builder’s been here all week & then a walk in the beautiful sunshine we have here today.

Day 33 #keepactive Fab walk at Ryton Pools with the East Midlands Dog Rescue greyhound groups. Met Birmingham Greyhound Protection boy Timmy. Photo  is post walk when Sid was asleep until my sandwich appeared!

Day 33 Sid


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 (
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