A Day in the Life

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Ian Solomon- Kawall at May Project Gardens
Ian Solomon- Kawall, May Project Gardens
" I have been doing this (May Project Gardens) for 12 years and I'm always inspired by the transformative nature of the work we do with people and organisations."
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Pete Eliot directing a film
Pete Eliot
What have you been doing today?
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Community is everything! Barbara Bloomfield and Mary Everett (centre and right) lead a Growing Bolder group in Bristol for people over 55 who want to challenge isolation.
Barbara Bloomfield
" I’ve been a counsellor and counselling supervisor for 25 years and in the last decade I’ve moved much more into the world of expressive arts as i think creative expression is so helpful for wellbeing and resilience."
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Rebecca Hearne out on an archaeology trip
Rebecca Hearne
" My PhD is about using archaeology as a form of therapy for people who are living with trauma — I’ve seen first-hand how useful and life-changing it can be, and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else."
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Catsou Roberts on a video screen as part of Julia Scher's project for Frieze
Catsou Roberts on a video screen as part of Julia Scher's project for Frieze
"...the life blood of what we do--the arts that we bring to Barts Health--propels me to visit artists’ studio as well as meetings with potential cultural partners. 
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James Dey performing
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"I’ve always had an interest in how music can inspire, encourage, console and restore people."
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Helen Stewart storytelling at Tatton Park
" My fellow Storyteller and I went into Manchester Children’s hospital to tell stories and were inspired by the courage of the children and dedication of the staff."
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Steven Skelley holding a tin from the Barnsley Canister Company
Barnsley Museums
" Museums do a huge amount of work in health and wellbeing; it is largely about reflecting and telling stories which has an incredibly powerful effect on people."
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Kavina Pound, a biodanza teacher
" I have been working as a Biodanza Teacher since 2011. Most of the work I do with people who are elderly or have disabilities and / or medical conditions."
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Tim Osborn
Tim Osborn
"It can be an amazing learning experience from so many perspectives."
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Frances Chiverton at the Beaney Gallery & Museum
Frances Chiverton
"I started working at The Beaney 6 months ago as the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator. But, I would consider that I first started working in a role that involves working with culture, health and wellbeing when I became a Primary School teacher in 1998 - 21 years ago."
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Angela Awuah
Angela Awuah
“I saw no platform for young people with direct and indirect experience for mental illness, so I created one.”
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A photo of some people walking towards Barnsley Station with art
Hayley Youell
"I started working within the field back in 2008, but it has always been central to thinking as a creative, linking with my innate curiosity about how the arts and culture, particularly music and singing, can transform peoples’ health and lives."