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Published on 25 June 2019
Event date: 23/08/2019 20:00 - 25/08/2019 21:00 Export event
Mind Trees of the Urban Forest
Working with Carlisle Eden Mind, mental health service users, Watchtree Nature Reserve, local writers, artists, film-makers and musicians, and supported by Patchwork Opera CIC, Mind Trees of the Urban Forestexplores how isolation, forest bathing, connection, meditation, and the urban and rural contrast affect our mental health. Curated by Carlisle writer, Susan Cartwright-Smith, and taking the form of a multi-media installation.
Using trees, and the path through the forest, to explore our connection to our own psyche, and that of those around us. Our mental health and spiritual connection to others becomes a forest: roots put down; protective canopy unfurled.
Mind Trees of the Urban Forest runs from 23rd-25thAugust 2019 in the Parquet Roomat the Old Fire Stationin Carlisle, with a live event 8pm on Friday 23rd August.
Watchtree Nature Reserve is a Wildlife Haven and Community Asset for all. A truly inspiring place for both wildlife and people and a symbol of regeneration, it was the perfect place for our writing workshop, facilitated by Carlisle-based writer, Jean Hill.
The Patchwork Opera CIC is a collaborative group based in Cumbria. We seek to celebrate, understand and experience individuality and difference as a way of enhancing our lives with those who share our communities and environment.
Tolivar Productions is a Carlisle based film company run by Philip Hewitson. Productions include This Place, It Happens In Carlisle, Footstep andFreiraum in Carlisle.
Caldew Press is a small pressbased in Carlisle, which was started by Nick Pembertonto showcase the diversity of work generated by contributors to the regular SpeakEasy open mic nights. It continues to offer local writers the chance to experiment with presentation and content.
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Marc Robinson is a local artist who specialises in Acrylic landscapes and scenes of the local area around Carlisle and Cumbria.
The Parquet Room
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays 12 - 4pm