Power of GoodWellbeing Activities in Wigan & Leigh
Thanks to a successful ‘Awards for All’ application, the National Lottery Community Fund will be helping our communities thrive by supporting three of our popular wellbeing activities throughout 2023-24.
The investment of £8,976 will support the following:
Mindfulness & Movement sessions for people living with Dementia and their Carers – led by Catherine Hawkins
Tuesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Kingsleigh Methodist Church, 73 King Street, Leigh WN7 4LR
A couple of day trips and access to an 8-week Mindfulness course are also available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
“The sessions give me a chance to stop and relax on a regular basis. This ‘me-time’ is a chance to catch my breath and gives me energy to continue my caring duties.”
Leigh Young Writers group will receive professional Creative Writing and Visual Arts tuition, improving skills for young people aged 11 to 16 - led by Louise Fazackerley, Natasha Tingle & Peter Kennedy.
FREE Workshops will be held on Tuesdays between 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Turnpike Centre, Leigh Civic Square, WN7 1EB. A few sessions are scheduled to take place at Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane WN7 2LB. Venues are indicated on the list:
7th November (Spinners) – Writing with Louise & Natasha
21st November (Spinners) – Art with Peter & Louise
5th December (Turnpike) – Writing with Natasha & Louise
19th December (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Natasha
16th January 2024 (Spinners) – Writing with Louise & Natasha
30th January (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Louise
13th February (Turnpike) – Writing with Natasha & Louise
27th February (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Louise
12th March (Turnpike) – Writing with Natasha & Louise
26th March (Turnpike) – Art with Peter & Natasha
‘MemorabLeigh’, our Reminiscence & Friendship Group for the over 50’s, will access a programme of 10 special guest speakers who will introduce the group to some new and interesting topics - led by Julie McKiernan
Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at The Old Grammar School, Railway Road, Leigh
The scheduled programme is as follows:
24th October – David Shallcross: Leigh Ornithological Society
21st November – Kath Roberts: St Joseph’s Players
5th December – Mike Latham: Leigh Rugby League
23rd January – Tony Stanton: “The Road to Frank’s Café”
20th February – Diana Brooks: Working with Ken Dodd
12th March – Chris Mackenzie: Manod Quarry (Protecting the Nation's Art Treasures at the Secret National Art Repository since WW2)
April / May / June events – to be confirmed
“My hairdresser even said 'I think this has done you a power of good!'"
Thanks to National Lottery players and the funders for making this community arts and wellbeing initiative possible. We’re looking forward to an exciting 2022 filled with heritage and creativity!