Friday 11th January – Friday 22nd February 2019
To begin the new year, the Gallery Café is showcasing a collection of work from the Arts on Prescription groups of South Oxhey, which is in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire.
Since 2017, Three Rivers District Council’s Leisure team have been delivering creative projects for adults living with poor mental health as part of their Arts Development Programme.
The aims of the weekly sessions are to boost confidence, enable skill learning, encourage social interaction and help people to feel like they are valued and included. Increasing evidence and studies have shown that the arts have an important contribution to make to health and wellbeing- to combat stress, anxiety and other conditions.
Over 12 weeks, groups have worked with Writer- Anna Reynolds and Photographer- Pete Stevens to explore creative writing and photography, the result being unique and beautiful collections of photographs, poems and extracts. These have been based around everyday life, local areas and personal interests and reflect the different personalities within the groups.
The work has previously been on display in South Oxhey Library and the Arts on Prescription projects are spreading to other areas of the district in 2019.
Entry is free and the exhibition is open during our normal Arts Base hours, please click here for more information. For enquiries about the exhibition space at Trestle, please contact our Gallery Programmer Elaine Johnson on email@example.com | 01727 850950