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    Creativity & Well-being in Later Life 2017

    Posted on March 25, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Creativity & Well-being in Later Life 2017 The Secret Garden :A Symposium on Creativity & Wellbeing in Later Life Our second annual symposium on arts and health 2017 explores the theme of whether active participation in the arts – be that singing, dance, drama, writing or one of the visual arts – can make a […]

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    The Art of Wellbeing – An Invitation to a Conversation.

    Posted on August 12, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    The Art of Wellbeing – An Invitation to a Conversation.  Is the urge to create, deeply and innately embedded in the human psyche? I have long felt it to be so! And if so for what reason has it evolved? Human beings are blessed with the power of higher consciousness; we have the capacity to grasp […]

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    The Case for Arts in Mental Health

    Posted on March 1, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    The Case for Arts and Mental Health  Can participation in the arts make a real contribution to recovery from mental ill health? Can the arts contribute to a more sustained state of well-being? The testimony Inside Out has received from participant students in evaluations and surveys during10 years of running therapeutic arts programmes suggests the […]

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    Art as a Lifeline

    Posted on February 18, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Art as a Lifeline  The key theme at the 2012 Aldeburgh poetry festival was LIFELINES. Can poetry and other creative arts offer a lifeline during those times when we are troubled, in crisis or extremis? Can they be a source of consolation and inspiration? When I think of the word ‘lifelines’ I imagine something to […]

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    Creative Spirit

    Posted on November 13, 2012 by in Uncategorized

     Creative Spirit We believe in the power of the creative process to strengthen the spirit: this has been Inside Out Community’s inspirational slogan since the charity’s beginnings in 2003.  There is an almost indefinable strength that enables us to keep going when faced with the challenges of life: the disappointments, the traumas, the hardships, the conflicts, […]

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    Creative Quotes

    Posted on July 17, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Creative Quotes We come from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.  We come from the Creator with creativity. We are all born with creativity. Maya Angelou  Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.  Scott Adams An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin Land Creativity takes courage. Henri […]

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