Project celebrates stories of real life
Healthy n Happy’s new community hub at 18 Farmeloan Road became a river of health at the‘Telling Your Story’ exhibition.
For the past 18 months volunteers from the organisation who have experience of longterm health conditions have used community arts as a way of sharing stories of self-management and recovery.
Part of the Impact, funded by Health and Social Care Alliance, Telling Your Story engaged with over 700 local people through workshops and visits to groups such as Rutherglen Community Carers, Burgh Primary School and Healthy n Happy’s own parent cafe.
The programme also set up pop-up art stalls at International Women’s Day and at Lifestyle Leisure Centre and has a weekly show on Camglen Radio.
This work culminated in a Telling Your Story celebration on March 9.
The artwork of ‘300 Stepping Stones and a Dinosaur’ was laid out along a river of blue fabric, depicting the flow of communication.
The event also featured a tai chi demonstration, drop- in visual art workshop and playlist for life, where people chose music that has special meaning for them.
Project worker Gemma Trainer said: “We shared stories, created new ones and learned lots along the way.
“It has been great to see people engage and become empowered to take control of their own story and use this as a step in the right direction for them, wherever that may take them.”
The playist for life special will be on Camglen Radio on 107.9 FM from 1-2pm on Sunday.
Happy The event was a great success
Relaxed The tai chi group