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Written by on 11th July 2021

Pershore Wellbeing Hub opens

A new wellbeing hub has opened its doors in Pershore to help people in
the area lead healthier and happier lives. The Pershore Wellbeing Hub,
based at 4 High Street, is an informal space where everyone can access
support on a range of issues from a friendly team of trained volunteers.

Support on offer includes life-coaching in everything from problems at
work and rearing children to caring for elderly relatives. Referral
to NHS Social Prescribers and other wellbeing team professionals
will be available. Volunteers will also be able to signpost people
to other existing services within the local area such as clubs and
groups via a searchable database available on the hub’s website.
There is a wealth of activities to join. The project has come out of
the Pershore Town Plan and led by local residents with support
from Pershore Town Council and Wychavon District Council.
Check out the Wellbeing Hub website for more

Painting to Music online – it’s amazing what you can do in a few minutes!

We have just had the last of the Painting to Music on Zoom sessions in
partnership with Ourside Youth Centre in Evesham. The photo is missing a few of our online artists but hopefully it gives a sense of the mood of
the group! The sessions were very thought provoking and we look
forward to sharing more of the work and insights with you soon.

Booking now open for Creating Space Wellbeing Studio – Summer Term

This is a group for adults to improve their mental health and wellbeing
through meeting others and doing something creative. Anyone can book a place who consider themselves to in need: this could include
individuals who have a specific mental health need, individuals in
supported living or anybody who feels isolated or suffers low mood or
depression/anxiety. These sessions are free of charge thanks to grant
funding so places are limited. This is a supported creative space to try out new materials, techniques and meet new people. Facilitated by a
qualified Art Therapist, the group will all work independently on their
own projects whilst being supported and inspired by each other.
For more information check out the Creating Space website.

Beachcombing in Pershore

Sea glass artist, Helen Carlisle, has joined a local consortium of
crafters to bring a pop-up craft market to Pershore. Despite being so
far away from the coast, Helen uses sea glass, driftwood and other
finds in her work and much of her material is collected from the
Durham Heritage Coast, an area rich in coastal history. You can see
examples of her beautiful art at Pershore Crafters in Pershore
Market or through her Facebook  and Instagram.

Art Classes in Upton on Severn

Gerald Savine has been running art classes for all ages for over 20
years. Classes are at his studio at Bridge House, Waterside, Upton-on-Severn. Gerald runs 8 2 hour classes a week which are socially
distanced and cost £15.00 per session. There are a few places left.
During the pandemic Gerald also published free 10 – 15 minute ‘Stir
Crazy Art Classes’ online. These are available to watch on Youtube.
Check out his website for more details

The Evesham Weekend Festival

The Festival Players are hosting a series of events across the weekend
16th to 18th July. ‘Kings, Teenagers and Tyrants’  a celebration of words, music, drama, comedy and song. Friday 16th at The Hampton Ferry, 7pm. Tickets £8 from The Almonry, Evesham. ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the
Three Funky Bears’ children’s entertainment on Saturday 17th in
Evesham Town Square at 2pm and 4pm.  ‘Blockbusters from the Movies’  with professional West End musicians on the evening of Saturday 17th on a stage in the Town Square. ‘Music All The Way’ performed by local
bands, musicians and singers, including rock, pop, Gospel and Jazz in the Town Square on the evening of Sunday 18th.  These 3 town centre events are all FREE.

Evesham Festival of Words

Evesham Festival of Words has recently updated their programme of events. You can find out more information on their website.

Open Spaces Directory

Severn Arts are compiling  a database of as many sites as possible across Worcestershire which can be used to host a range of managed public outdoor cultural events, from small community fetes to larger festivals. If
you would like to list a space please visit the Severn Arts website where
there is some more information and link to a webform.

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