The Artists & Beyond
At present our artists are writers, theatre practitioners and composers.
TRAINING AND PRACTICE
MENTAL HEALTH - PROJECTS REACHING OTHER GROUPS
I learn so much from this work - the investigation, experience and rigorous thought that have gone into developing the methodology. How empowering to have my skills as an artist valued and put to practical use. I benefit greatly from the insight I gain from the work and the people I work with. Recently I’ve noticed that it has enriched my poetry and the way in which I teach and listen.
Living Words artist and poet
TAKING THE WORK WE DO WITH PEOPLE OUT TO THE PUBLIC
It is an essential part of our mission to create quality artistic experiences that challenge accepted perceptions of difference, communication and the dementias.
In these public artistic projects, the hidden words of people from our participatory projects usually take centre stage. So together, we can all learn to see each other -not labels or diagnoses that might be put on us - to increase understanding and awareness, and promote integration. We are also committed to enabling our artists to reflect on their own experiences and practices and create work from and about them. We have always been interested in how other artists and organisations might share and develop our work, both to further good practice and enable the voices of marginalised individuals to be heard by more people. The work of Living Words in care settings and the community is the inspiration for an ever-widening programme of publications, performance, literature events and festivals.
We are currently undergoing a change to the way we work in response to COVID- 19; please visit our homepage for more information & watch this space.