Yesterday we were at The Peoples History Museum in Manchester spreading the word about Do. Be! The event, Call to Action was a showcase, celebration and learning event funded and supported by NHS England, New Economics Foundation, Royal Society of Arts and Nesta, curated by Cartwheel Arts.
The 140 attendees included health professionals, arts orgs, community groups, projects funded through Catalyst grants from Action Together, #LiveWellMakeArt and #100Moments networks, people involved in ‘Food’ based movements and supporting social movements in health, especially to address social isolation and loneliness.
Call to Action included creative workshops, talks, performances and films. There were opportunities to network and contribute to mini movements and moments through the day. Barry held an info stall, showing attendees the Do. Be. blog and handing out flyers. Barry said that lots of people were asking when Do. Be. is happening in their area! Kerry made some great new contacts with Rochdale Borough based orgs. including Kuiama Thompson who is Specialty Registrar in Public Health, Public Health England North West and also works with Recovery Republic in Heywood.
The event was at the fab People’s History Museum in Manchester which is an inspirational venue holding and displaying some fascinating material and information on past and current social movements.
Great to get Do. Be. out and about!