Occupation Arts

downloadPresenting the organisation Occupation Arts.

They are a registered Community Interest Company, designing, facilitating and supporting creative initiatives that encourage healthier lives. With flair for promoting well-being through activity, they generate innovative projects for people from all walks of life.

They have just launched a new series of practical workshops ‘Telling Stories, Crafting Keepsakes’. Membership is free to unwaged, retired, students and volunteers £15 for individuals and £40 for organisation. More info on updated website www.occupationarts.org

Whether you are looking to develop your own abilities or seeking staff training opportunities, you’ll find fresh inspiration with Occupation Arts practical courses.

Developing Reminiscence Skills – 27th November, 2013 Download Flyer

How to Run a Group – Facilitator Skills Course – Registering interest for 2014

‘Talking about my Intergeneration’ – Intergenerational Practice – Registering interest for 2014

HALF DAY Relationship-Centred Care & Reminiscence for Busy Home Carers – Registering interest

Sensory Reminiscence for Dementia – Registering interest for 2014

You can also follow them on Twitter: @OccupationArts

Ale tales – support our project and reap rewards!

Ale_v3_webLess than 3 days to go to support our Ale Tales project on Kickstarter to get the project off the ground before the deadline this Friday November 15th.

If you love beer or history or Lewes this is for you! All sorts of rewards available for as little as £10.

Find out more on the Kickstarter campaign page here:

Free Mass Observation events this week

MO_LogoFree events coming up at the Mass Observation Archive in Brighton:
What is Happiness? Investigating the everyday with Mass Observation. In 1938, Mass Observation asked the people of Bolton to respond to the question “What is happiness?”. This… November, as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science, the Mass Observation Archive will reflect on this question once again in a series of public events:· Monday 4th November (9.30am – 13.30pm)

Creative writing workshop facilitated by Evlynn Sharp at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton

· Tuesday 5th November (9.30am – 13.30pm)

Creative writing workshop facilitated by Evlynn Sharp at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton

· Wednesday 6th November (2.30 – 4.30pm)

‘I love being in the garden’ Happy encounters in everyday life’
Public talk given by Mark Bhatti (University of Brighton) at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton

· Thursday 7th November (2.30 – 4.30pm)
‘The Meanings of Happiness in Mass Observation’s Bolton’

Public talk given by Claire Langhamer (University of Sussex) at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton

· Friday 8th November (Doors open at 7.00pm)
Panel discussion on “What is happiness?” chaired by Lucy Robinson (University of Sussex) at the Quadrant pub. Brighton

Advance booking is required. Please email: moa@sussex.ac.uk to request a place. All events are free.