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South Gloucestershire Libraries: Launch of the Adventurer’s Companion

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Yate Library

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South Gloucestershire Libraries is delighted to invite you to join us to celebrate the culmination of our Arts Council England funded creative arts project and to launch the Adventurer’s Companion – a bespoke suitcase of exercises, resources, ideas and inspiration drawn from the project developed by Liz Clarke & Co - with accompanying website.

Enjoy demonstrations of some of the activities, find out how to access the online resources and get ideas that you can offer to participants yourself. This is an opportunity to hear more about this ground-breaking project working with people with low mood and those with memory loss through creative arts activities.

A reminder about the project

Creative arts activities were aimed at people with low mood who would benefit from a wellbeing boost and at older people and those with memory loss as well as their carers.

Between April 2015 and July 2017 we ran 140 sessions in libraries across South Gloucestershire with the aim of boosting wellbeing, creating an opportunity to make new friends and to lose ourselves in creativity inspired by the resources of the library.

182 people joined us on this journey which saw the creation of small scale artworks, short films, sound pieces, photography, poetry and textiles and these experiments lead to some larger scale projects including the Passport of the Imagination to take us to ‘our utopian world’. We considered things you should never do in a library – and did them anyway! We created tours and new ways to discover and explore our libraries.

Our sessions forged friendships and support networks between our participants who also found new inspiration and ideas within their local library.

We hope you will continue the journey with us.

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