Writing for Health & Wellbeing
in the Kibble Palace – Glasgow Botanic Gardens
In Writing for Health and Wellbeing we explore the ways in which words and writing can inspire and help us through difficult times and beyond.
dates for workshops Autumn 2017
Monday 9th 16th 30th Oct, 6th 13th 20th Nov
12:30 to 2:30pm
Further information and to book a place
tel. 0141 946 – 8096
(limited to 8 people)NB. There will be more workshops in January
The Botanics Project is a project about listening to the stories of others. When we choose to listen we keep another company and share a journey for a brief time, walking side by side, seeing the world through their eyes. Using sound as a medium we can share those stories, walking while listening to a sound-walk we are keeping company with another, hearing their inner world, seeing their interpretation of it as we view their images in film accompanying their words.
Using the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, the Kelvin walkway and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as our ‘gallery’ we will create a site-specific sound-walk and videos about living with and supporting those with cancer and the role of the natural world in that context.
The project came about as a result of my own battle with advanced breast cancer and a major operation a few years later connected with it, which I thankfully recovered from. During this time we each started to create audio diaries and small videos enabling us to listen and understand how the other felt, keeping each other company and supporting each other at a difficult time.