Word Play – for ICU Leavers

Intensive Care Leavers Project

Join our friendly and specially trained Artist Facilitators Brenda Read-Brown and Amy Freeman at City Works in Alfred Street, Gloucester.

Word Play has been co-designed with and for people who have been through intensive care. The course combines visual arts and creative writing to give you opportunities for doing things you might never have done before. We’ll use collage and cabbage, a briefcase and a banana, and many other ideas to help you make pictures, poems and stories.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert, there will be something for you to try in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere with no pressure to produce a perfect creation – the fun lies in just having a go! Bring an open mind, and you’ll find that it all ends with a magic box.

More information & booking your place

  • This course is for adults aged 18+ registered with a GP in Gloucestershire who have been through intensive care.
  • Your supporter can also book a place and come along with you.
  • You can enjoy 10 x 2-hour sessions, plus one-to-one conversations with the Artist Facilitator to support development of a personalised ‘Move On’ plan so you can stay creative after the course has finished.
  • The course is FREE and all materials needed are provided (unless you’d like to bring your own!)
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible and there is a small car park plus free street parking.
  • Download a form to apply for your place on the course.
  • Contact Karen on 07423 465 420 / office@artlift.org if you need to talk to someone before applying.

Thursdays 2.30pm – 4.30 pm on the following dates

October 5, 12, 19 , November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21

Are you a potential participant?

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