Our project group in Leigh have started their project at the Turnpike in Leigh town centre this week. “Expression Leigh” have come together having participated in projects led by Fallen Angels. With funding from Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and support from the Turnpike and Trust in Leigh The group are keen for others to get involved.
Leigh project at the Turnpike
The group describe their activity as movement in recovery. “If I was to say to people you’re dancing I would clear the room!” Says Paul from Fallen Angels “we start by exploring people’s stories of recovery and addiction then see how that can be expressed through movement” ” I would describe it more like drama, and tai chi, it’s an opportunity for people to express themselves without having to talk about it, it can be very therapeutic”.
It’s not all serious though the group have lots of fun and laughter and are invited to join Fallen Angels for performances and events.
We are looking for people who are creative in recovery who would like to come along and experience a workshop. A fun, friendly group and an opportunity to explore your creativity in a very inspiring venue.
Fallen Angels Chester based project: “Bags and Boxes Building Recovery” funded Peoples Health Trust are creating a performance: “What is being stolen?” to show at the Lache Fun day organised by Sanctuary Housing on Saturday 16th July, and they are hoping to get the local community involved.
Bags and Boxes Building Recovery in Chester
Their production is based on a real life local story of overcoming adversity. Many of the themes that come through the story resonate with the group – experiences barriers and challenges, breaking the cycle, and finding recovery from within.
The group meets on Mondays 12.30-2.30pm at Lache Community centre, where they will be working with local community dancers from 12.30-1.30pm then everyone is welcome to drop in 1.30-2.30pm to help with the development, props, art, drama or bring their enthusiasm.. No experience necessary.
Claire says “we are so excited about this project, there are some amazing people and stories within a local community and we are delighted to have opportunity and celebrate through performances. The group hopes that this activity will bring people together and more understanding can lead to greater community cohesion.”The group is looking to create new partnerships within the local community and can offer workshops and performances during the 2 years so urge people interested in exploring local issues.
If you would like further information about the project and performances contact Claire on: e: [email protected] / m: 07801 478 548