The Words for Wellbeing Organisation

Magic Dust

I have recently returned from China where, by chance, one day, I came across some men who were practising writing Calligraphy with some water and brushes on  pavements covered with dust. A crowd of passers-by stood quietly watching. Unaware of the people gathering around them the men teased intricate patterns in the dust. There was […]

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Keeping Our Website Alive and Singing

With much planned for the year ahead, it would be great to hear what our Lapidus Scotland members, contributors and supporters are up to – So why not share your story? We plan a series of monthly ‘words’ to keep us inspired, informed and connected. Frances Ainslie has provided some words for September. If you have […]

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Fields of Gold

by Frances Ainslie As 2017 rustles into Autumn I’m already squirreling away my ‘book hoard’ for winter, and hanker for hours of fire-side reading. Where July and August were inspirational with magical Moniack Mhor and various literary festivals, it’s now time to put my feet up and reflect on what I’ve learned. The Edinburgh Book […]

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Autumn Voices

The Autumn Voices Blog is for anyone interested in creativity in later life by Robin Lloyd-Jones. You don’t have to be old to contribute, although a little insider knowledge is often useful. Initially, the focus will be mainly on writing, but Robin plans to expand on that later. Have a look at the new website […]

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Change – Loss – Grief — Healing

How to Facilitate groups using Literary Arts alongside Visual Art, Music and Movement A Residential Workshop for Experienced Facilitators AND Potential Trainers of Reading, Writing and Storytelling for Wellbeing 2nd to 5th November 2017 Thursday from 5pm till Sunday 4pm at Whatton Lodge, East Lothian Whatton lodge is located on Hill Road, Gullane and overlooks […]

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Words Work Well for All Workshops

Words Work Well for All Workshops – on Eventbrite Glasgow Women’s Library: MAR 18 10:30 – 19:30 Writing workshops and buffet lunch provided. Programme 10.30 – 11.00 Tea and Coffee, Welcome 11.00 – 12.30 Workshop 1 (choice of 3) 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and Networking 14.00 – 14.30 Lapidus Scotland AGM (all welcome) 14.30 – […]

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TAKING TIME WITH WORDS

A Creative Reading and Writing Day Activity Room, Kirkcaldy Galleries Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 10:30 to 15:30 Facilitated by Maureen Sangster This day will appeal to writers, storytellers and all those interested in the creative use of the written and spoken word for well-being. A day of valuing words, of being authentic and freeing […]

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Emergency Poet

The world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. In the waiting room under an attached awning Nurse Verse dispenses poemcetamols and other poetic pills and treatments from the Cold Comfort […]

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