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Covid-19

With a heavy heart we have accepted that we need to stop all our weekly art groups and outreach activities…

Sweet Dreams?

We are exhibiting 18th-25th of May at Coventry Central Library our members mixed media work that allow us a glimpse…

Unseen Stories book launch!

We are immensely proud to launch our very first bookUnseen Stories today 10th October World Mental Health Day 2019. Unseen Stories‘…

Exhibitions

Sweet Dreams?

We are exhibiting 18th-25th of May at Coventry Central Library our members mixed media work that allow us a glimpse…

Busting the Blues in 2020

21-26 January at Blue Door Gallery in Earlsdon, Coventry An exhibition of artwork by Arty-Folks members Blue Monday, the third…

Join the Sketchbooks Project

Coventry University are running a community art project called Coventry Sketchbook Project and Arty-Folks members are some of the first…

Events

Covid-19

With a heavy heart we have accepted that we need to stop all our weekly art groups and outreach activities…

Preview Busting the Blues 21 January 2020 at Blue Door Gallery Earlsdon

‘Busting The Blues’ was opened by the Lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor Linda Bigham on Blue Monday 20th January 2020…

Willow workshop at Positive Images Festival 2018

We are inviting you to a free willow weaving workshop at Coventry Central Library Smithford Way.   We will show you…

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Friday Corona Day 12 - lets lose the stiff upper lip!

Are you feeling it too? These twinges of anxiety about the future, this sadness that your 'norm' just vanished?

From the homeless to the palace and all around the globe we are for the first time in human history connected through a common fear.

So now it's time to lose that world famous 'british stiff upper lip' and to start talking honestly about our worries, to find some relief by sharing with others.

"Emotions need motion." Read this article by @HarvardBiz explaining why we need to acknowledge what we go through and allow ourselves to grieve the loss of our personal 'norm'. https://bit.ly/2UMwSyQ

RELEASE! is a series of artwork our members produced at the start of his pandemic, one month before isolation when everyone was feeling particularly agitated and stressed about the impending situation. It allowed everyone to vent their feelings without consequences, and to find some relief.
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Thursday Corona Day 11 - Yay, homework day!

Yes, every Thursday we have a skype conversation with all our members to check on each other's wellbeing of course as well as the progress of our creative projects.

Following on from our creative food project the next week I would like you to use drink cans. You need scissors to cut the aluminium, be careful it can be sharp!
Have a look at our pinterest board.

And check out the Guardian! With all these art activities available online we are rapidly becoming a creative nation, a hugely positive side-effect of this virus!

https://bit.ly/2wONFsZ
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Can you help Laura Wilde from Coventry University
to talk to people with COPD.

For her research she is looking for people who have used apps and/or wearables to track their steps/activity (e.g. MapMyWalk, Fitbit, Garmin watches, Apple watch).

Please share and get in touch if you think you can help!!
For more info go to:
https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/copdstudy

Thank you!
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Empty supermarket shelves but you can always find broccoli and stilton. Try this recipe

On the cook and eat well course with Groundwork WM #Coventry last year everyone turned their nose up at first but it was by far the most yummy soup we all enjoyed together.

Lovely memories of sharing a meal with our young people group funded through @HoECF