Links to Thrive: free creative workshops for adults of all ages and abilities

Free creative workshops for adults of all ages and abilities offering support and social connection across West Berkshire.

Links to Thrive sessions are led by professional artists designed to support wellbeing:

Art for Wellbeing: Learn new art techniques in a relaxed, friendly and sociable atmosphere under the guidance of professional artists and illustrators.

Creative Journaling: A chance to reflect and explore using mixed media, mindfulness and lots of creative fun techniques to produce a private journal just for you.

Singing for Recovery: With a focus on wellbeing, this session will use vocal warm ups and singing techniques to promote relaxation as well as an opportunity to sing along to songs of all kinds. This class is suitable for anyone wanting to sing in a relaxed and friendly environment.

January Course Dates

Art for Wellbeing
10am–12pm Tuesdays 11 Jan to 15 Feb, Frank Hutchings Hall, Thatcham
1.30pm–3.30pm Thursdays 13 Jan to 17 Feb, St Nicholas Church Hall, Newbury

Creative Art Journalling
10.30am–12.30pm Thursdays 13 Jan to 17 Feb, Friends Meeting House, Newbury
10.30am–12.30pm Fridays 14 Jan to 18 Feb, Thatcham Town Council Meeting Room

Singing for Recovery
10.30am–11.45am Thursdays 13 Jan to 17 Feb, Newbury Rugby Club
10.30am–11.45am Fridays 14 Jan to 18 Feb, Chievely Village Hall

How to Get Involved

All sessions are free for adults of all ages looking for support in wellbeing or looking to build confidence in their ability to meet challenges especially in the context of COVID-19.

Places are by referral: you can self-refer, or be referred by someone already working to support adults in West Berkshire, for example your local GP, Social Prescriber or community hub.

Please download your referral or self-referral form from: (scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the forms).

For enquires contact, call our admin line 01635 582666 (option 3), or speak to your Social Prescriber to be referred via your local GP practice.

Funded by Greenham Trust and West Berkshire Council’s Surviving to Thriving Fund. Courses are led by professional artists and supported by community navigators and volunteers in partnership with Eight Bells Community Strength.

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