OUR BODIES. THEY’RE WITH US FOR LIFE
Helping us do the things we do. From looking at the stars to chewing food. From walking to school, to picking a flower, or waving to a friend…
HOW DO WE FEEL ABOUT OUR BODIES?
We’re often trying to change them – get them fitter, lighter, quicker, stronger. If they get ill, naturally we want to make them better. But even when our bodies are relatively healthy, we still struggle to like the ones we’ve got…
LETTER TO MY BODY IS A LETTER, WRITTEN FROM YOU, TO YOUR BODY.
It’s an expression of how you feel about your body at this moment in time. What would you say to your body if you could? Would you thank it? Be strict with it? Encourage or celebrate it? Maybe you want to ask it a question or sing its praises…
Please send us your…LETTER TO MY BODY…
As we gather your letters, we’ll be turning them into something creative. At the end of the project, we’ll invite you to an event to share food and hear about the different letters received.
Letters will be displayed anonymously.
PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO:
c/o Rachel Jenkins, Halo Leisure Services, Bridgend Life Centre, Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4AH
OR EMAIL US AT: letter2mybodygmail.com
OR DROP IT: in one of the designated boxes at Halo reception centres.
Your letter may be handwritten or typed or you could download and fill in the form on the back of our flyer here in English or here in Welsh.
LETTER TO MY BODY is part of a wider Research and Development Project about Arts & Health in Bridgend, which recognises that creative and cultural strategies represent some of the most powerful ways of engaging and inspiring communities. The project will:
- Develop the role of arts in health in Bridgend by spearheading innovative and exciting arts projects that can progress the existing health agenda
- Represent the first phase of researching and developing an ambitious, artist-led arts and health project in Bridgend;
- Examine health issues in innovative and fresh ways
- Engage sections of the community currently under-represented within conventional health drives and explore why this is the case;
- Be informed by people’s genuine experiences and needs through an inter-disciplinary approach that addresses not just exercise or healthy eating but other factors that play their part, such as socio-economic status, mental health, isolation and loneliness, conflict, disconnection, issues of sustainability, etc.
- Take a nuanced and informed approach to wellbeing in order to deliver the most positive outcomes for local people.
Artist Rabab Ghazoul invited Addo to work with her and HALO Leisure Ltd on the project, which is being funded and supported by HALO Leisure Ltd, Arts Council of Wales and Bridgend County Borough Council.
For further information, please contact:
Rabab Ghazoul, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Pace, email@example.com