Image credit: Deba Salim

Image credit: Deba Salim

3 November 2015 Tuesday
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Deptford Lounge (Foyer)
Free, 16+ (limited availability, to book please email:

Art therapy workshop: Care and neglect
Leader: Deba Salim

This 2 hour workshop is an introduction to art therapy, led by artist and art therapist Deba Salim. Beginning with a brief talk describing art therapy, participants will be then invited to reflect and make artwork in response to the theme of care and neglect.
Art materials will be provided.

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5 November 2015 Thursday
6.30pm – 8.30pm,
 Deptford Lounge (Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Library)
Free, 16+ (limited availability, to book please email:

Theatre and Free Movement Workshop on Care
Leaders: Christina Vasileiou and Gina Theodotou

This is a workshop that aims to artistically explore what care means to each one of us.
The workshop will engage participants with meaningful and thought provoking practical artistic activities, which will enable their own stories to unfold into aesthetically beautiful pieces of work.

Artistic practices, as drama techniques and exercises from physical theatre, devising and creative writing, are activities explicitly designed to offer the participants the means to express themselves freely, by sharing and deeply reflecting on each other’s stories without feeling exposed. The workshop’s participants will eventually create and share little artistic pieces of  ‘transformations’ and ‘translations’ of their own life experiences and understandings of care in meaningful and sometimes intuitive, verbal and/or  physical ways.

The Workshop on Care is engaging, thought provoking, expressive but most of all fun. For everyone above sixteen years old (no previous acting experience and/ or any other artistic skills are required).

–       Wear comfortable clothes.
–       Please bring in for the workshop an object that means something special to you and relates to any experience of care. You will not be asked to share or present it to the group.

Image by Catherine Hall

Image by Catherine Hall

8 November 2015 Sunday
11.00am – 1.00pm (Drop-in session)
Deptford Lounge (Foyer)
Free, Suitable for children and families 

Showing Care
Leaders: Esther Carolin and Catherine Hall

What does care mean?
What do we care about?
How do we show care?
How can art show care?

This free family friendly workshop will explore what care means to us as individuals and as a group, encouraging collaboration and the sharing of thoughts and ideas while playfully considering ideas of being ‘careful’ and ‘carefree’ in relation to creating, drawing, and collaging.

Inspired both by scribbling as one of the first forms of creative expression that comes naturally to children and scribble drawing as an art therapy technique for children and adults alike, participants can experiment with developing carefree scribbles into more carefully considered images while also learning about different drawing techniques.

All parts of the workshop can be enjoyed alone or working together. Run as a drop-in session, participants can stay as little or long as they like!