The arts for healing. The arts for expression. The arts for community change.
This month we were proud to be able to host this exhibition at the Carnegie Library Hub. The exhibition celebrated the work of young people and invited the audience to witness, listen, receive and celebrate young people, their art work and their messages.
In the second part of the evening visitors were invited to join in a group discussion around the themes of the exhibition – beginnings, endings, stories, journeys, friendships school and the world around us.
Create the Voices is a community interest company focusing on mental health, the creative arts and community change and believes that to heal an individual you must also heal a community.
CV uses the power of creative arts through workshops, exhibitions and training to empower and support our community’s mental health and wellbeing. Our vision is to live in society where a creative, holistic and community-based approach of supporting and understanding mental health is embedded in a common value.
Funded by the arts council, project CVC delivers a series of creative/therapeutic workshops. These workshops explore how the creative arts can support our mental health and wellbeing.
The series of workshops always end in small exhibitions to showcase and celebrate the works created.
The project will continue to work with 5 frontline organisations and their members in and around Lambeth over 2023-2024 – These include Baytree, One Housing, Groundswell, The Well Centre South London Refugee Community and Stockwell Park Community Trust. Workshops are held by a creative facilitator with guest profession artists. The project will end in a large exhibition in Spring 2024 to platform our creative participants creative voices and open up conversations around mental healthy with the aim to educate and nurture healing, supportive communities.
The group was facilitated by CVC’s founder Esme Green and supported by; Eugene, Sophia and the Well Centre staff. And thanks to to guest artists who each facilitated one workshop in their chosen art form.; poet, Lidia Rose, dancer, Sharia Johnson, artist Jay Morally and podcasters Adiah Namugenyi and Ane Nalukenge.