Fantastic Line-up of FDAMH Events for SMHAFF

‘Reclaim’ your sense of self with FDAMH’s October events for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF).

We have a fantastic series of exhibitions, performances and workshops to inspire you and get you hands-on involved in your own reclamation work, whatever form it takes! Learn how embracing creativity and self-expression through the Arts can help us all to look after our wellbeing.

SMHAFF Poster

Reclaim
Visual Arts Exhibition from Local Artists

Exhibition featuring work from over 50 Forth Valley-based artists, including established artists Lesley Anne Derks, Catherine King and Karen Strang and input from final year students at local schools. Styles range from photorealism to surreal pieces, highlighting the talent and diversity of local artists.
10–13 Oct
10am–5pm
The Howgate Community Hub, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1HG
Free | Info: 01324 671 600, emily.stewart@fdamh.org.uk

Freedom of Mind Choir
FDAMH’s Freedom of Mind Choir will perform a selection of uplifting songs to celebrate World Mental Health Day, as well as the Reclaim exhibition opening.
Tue 10 Oct
1–2pm
The Howgate Community Hub, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1HG
Free

Reclaim: Felt Workshop
Free Workshop

Led by textile artist Lynne Knox, this workshop will guide participants through basic felt techniques, helping to reclaim boring everyday items and turn them into something beautiful.
Thu 12 Oct
2–4pm
The Howgate Community Hub, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1HG
Free Tickets | Book Online

Reclaim Your Identity: Storytelling Workshop
Free Workshop

Poet Janet Crawford leads a storytelling workshop, with a focus on the theme of reclaiming your identity. Join in some fun group exercises and explore a range of creative writing techniques to create your own piece of poetry or prose.
Fri/13th Oct
2–4pm
The Howgate Community Hub, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1HG
Free Tickets | Book Online

Reclaim: Film Screenings
A selection of short films created by FDAMH, in collaboration with local filmmakers and musicians. Showcasing various aspects of the FDAMH arts programme, including music, spoken word and drama, these films explore a range of mental health themes and highlight how important the arts are to recovery.
Mon 16 Oct
10–11am, 5–6pm & 7–8pm
Falkirk Library, Hope Street, Falkirk FK1 5AU
Free | Info: 01324 671 600, emily.stewart@fdamh.org.uk

Tag:Events, Mental Health
29/08/2017 at 10:23 am