The Art of Being Me

A series of events to connect with people who have benefited from taking part in therapeutic arts projects

As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017, we’re opening our doors for  in October to showcase the work and achievements of our participants.

It’s opportunity for them to share how they feel about taking part in workshops, and for us to give people a taster of what it’s like to join in.

All events are free. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Tuesday 10th October 1pm – 3pm
A funny, poignant new play by Theatre Tonic about life in a small village populated by characters with intriguing secrets. Embark on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as villagers try to get along, secrets are revealed and lives are reclaimed.
Followed by a post-show discussion with Theatre Tonic on their personal experiences of therapeutic theatre with Bazooka Arts.
East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road,East Kilbride, G74 4DU

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October 11am–3pm
A vibrant mixed media exhibition of work created in three different therapeutic projects.

  • Club Tropicana –  a series of colourful prints based on the theme of dream holidays in tropical places
  • What Makes My Heart Sing – beautiful images created from felt
  • A Place to Be – rich collages which draw inspiration from places where the artists feel happy, safe and at home

The Art Stop , Quadrant Shopping Centre,Main Street, Coatbridge ML5 3AJ

Monday 23rd October 11am–1pm

A fun and playful open workshop using stories and large piece of fabric to create temporary physical structures inspired by places that make us feel good.

Coatbridge Community Centre, 9 Old Monklands Road, Coatbridge ML5 5EA

Wednesday 25th October 1.30–3pm

Join in the regular weekly workshop of drama skills with the friendly bunch at Theatre Tonic .

Westwood Hall, Riverton Drive, Westwood, East Kilbride G75 8EY

Wednesday 25th October 11am – 1pm

If you are a professional working in Health or Social Care and would like to find out about how your clients may benefit from taking part in the therapeutic arts, come along for a chat or to join in this arts practical session.  We will have information about two new projects launching in Autumn 2017.

The Art Stop, Quadrant Shopping Centre, Main Street, Coatbridge ML5 3AJ

Thursday 26th October 10am –11.30am

Join in the regular weekly workshop of fun drama games.

Shawhead Community Centre, Berwick Street, Coatbridge, ML5 4NH

Friday 27th October 11am–1pm

A practical drop-in arts workshop at our town centre workshop space.

The Art Stop, Quadrant Shopping Centre, Main Street, Coatbridge ML5 3AJ


All venues are fully accessible, and all events are free to drop-in.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch.

Tel: 0774 201 7312

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Click here to find out more about the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.


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