Wellbeing Activities Programme Community Art Shed – Thursday 1.30 – 4.30 (£whatUcan)
Come and join in making larger art-works that contribute to community celebrations.
Community group projects include for example making lanterns or Panto props. Or
Walking call in to chat about developing your own creative project / art-work.
Walks for Women Mondays 9.30 – 12.00 Settle Creative Community – Thursday 1.30 – 3.30
Light Leg Stretchers (for all) 1st & 3rd Tues 9.30 – 11.30 (£whatUcan) Starting 27th Sept. Everyone welcome to join this new group to
Gentle Strolls – (for all) - Weds (Settle) 1.20 explore different art forms including textiles, painting, drawing, paper-making that
Led by volunteer walk leaders who suit the walk to the group & weather conditions. will contribute to local community events e.g. Settle Stories Festival.
Moderate in pace and aim to explore local ‘favorite’ routes, taking in bird watching Friday Art-skills Development 10.30 – 1 (£whatUcan)
and nature-spotting. Wear walking shoes/boots. (£ whatUcan) A quiet group session, particularly suitable for those feeling vulnerable or suffering
Looking Well Community Tuesdays from mental ill health, which uses a variety of art-forms & relaxation techniques to
improve wellbeing, boost confidence, self-esteem and reduce social isolation.
Kitchen Garden 10.45 -1.00 (£ whatUcan) Own Now – Monday and Thursdays
Come along and join us cooking and gardening - growing vegetables, herbs and
salads in our small garden, to make delicious soups, seasonal puddings and Bentham Mondays 10.15 – 12.15 (£5)
chutneys. Come and learn organic techniques, get new ideas for meals, contribute Settle Wednesdays 10.15 – 12.15 (£5)
to the community lunch.
Thursdays 10.15 – 3.15 (£38.40)
Creative Writing Group 11.30 – 1.00 (£whatUcan) Personalised art-making groups for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Do you enjoy writing? Come and share your work in a relaxed and friendly place. The sessions offer stimulating activities which are sociable, fun, safe, and full of
Pick up new ideas and skills that you may find useful. care. The Thursday group offers a whole day of activities, in partnership with Age
Community Shared Lunch 12.45 – 1.30 (£3.50) UK (N. Craven) and can be used as a respite day for carers.
Join together after a busy morning and enjoy delicious, nutritious home-made soup Forum meeting Tues 9th Oct & Tues 4th Dec 1:15pm
(with bread/cheese and fruit) in friendly company. A Forum to share ideas & suggestions and get the latest PP updates. All welcome.
Creative Cafe - Wednesday Community Groups that meet at Looking Well
Cafe IN 11.00 – 1.30 (£ café prices)
A welcoming place to come for: INformation, INternet access, meetINg friends; Alzheimers Society Café + Plus
registering INterest, sharINg skills. A great coffee/cuppa with home-made cakes in Mondays 24th Sept 29th Oct 26th Nov 1.30 – 3.00pm
a friendly, relaxing space. Free help and use of computers with internet access, Mindfulness Meditation Group
newspapers & games. Mondays10th 24th Sept, 8th 22nd Oct ,12th 26th Nov 7– 9.30pm (£ vol)
Coffee and Crafts 11 – 12.15 (£whatUcan) Art for All Wednesdays 2 – 4pm (£3)
Not sure whether you like making things? Come and have a go in a gentle, informal Harmony Singing GroupWednesday eves 7– 9pm (£6, concs)
way alongside other new participants, as part of new and exciting craft taster Cancer Support Group (and other long term illnesses)
workshop sessions. A variety of different things to make and take away, including
Thursdays 6th 20th Sept, 4th 18th Oct, 1st 15th 29th Nov 11– 1.30 (£ vol)
re-cycled jewellery, weaving, batik and paper making. Finish off with lunch in the
Café. Contact the Elderly – Sunday Tea Parties
Gardening BIG time Thursdays 12 – 3 NYCC Adult Learning Courses at Looking Well
th th th th st th
6 & 20 Sept, 4 18 , Oct 1 15 Nov. Feel energised by getting active! Come
and volunteer with us at Growing With Grace (GwG), a locally run community food- Courses include: City & Guilds Level 1 Award in employment and personal
growing organisation, and spend time in the organic greenhouses learning about development, Preparing to working in Schools, Digital Photography, Positive
growing veg, fruit and salads. A new partnership with GWG to bring a group Wellbeing, Tai Chi stress management
together to enjoy a BIG garden experience. Bring a sarnie for lunch, and enjoy For further details please phone Craven area office 0845 300 2414
eating together outside.
Here’s what participants say about coming to sessions at the Looking Well:
“The Looking Well is an antidote to low mood… It is part of staying
well….You can be well or unwell to come here. You are not
defined by either.”
“Having been disabled for a long time my thinking and activities had
become limiting to me. Coming to The Looking Well has expanded
my thinking and therefore my world.”
“I have done all sorts of things that I would
never have dreamt of doing.”
“I like team work. It is not just about individuals when we
do a project it is about everybody….It is a very relaxed and
casual atmosphere…. There is no pressure here.”
For more information or details of new activities/current exhibitions:
Please contact:- Jack or Julie on: 015242 62672 or
Is there an arts or wellbeing activity that you’d like to see at Looking Well? Please
do contact us with your ideas. If you’d like to be kept in touch with events via an
occasional email, please email us.
We also have rooms available for hire, ranging from office & meeting rooms to
workshops & messy arts activity spaces.
We look forward to welcoming you,
from all at Looking Well
Pioneer Projects (Celebratory Arts) Ltd uses the arts and celebration to
nurture the whole health of individuals and their communities.
Pioneer Projects is a registered Charity and appreciates donations, thank you.
Try something new this Autumn 2012…
Illustration: John Fletcher Reg. Com. No. 3241874, Reg. Charity No. 1067976
Looking Well Studios, King Street, High Bentham, LA2 7HG