Touchstones Rochdale, learning studio provided a fantastic space for the Do. Be. event held on Friday 2nd June 2017.
We designed the event to communicate the 5 best practice elements which we have been exploring through Do. Be. in a creative, interactive and fun way! Kerry Bertram from Cartwheel Arts and Barry Woodburn from Link 4 Life hosted the day and led the participants through some innovative activity!
The Mind Young Advisors led a discussion group on Youth Proofing, Art for Wellbeing practitioner Jodie Silverman worked with groups to create a ‘Wellbeing Island’ creatively exploring what wellbeing feels like. Art for Wellbeing practitioner Stacey Coughlin, collaborated with participants and encouraged people to work together to create a fantastic sculpture, looking at what is needed to make collaboration work. Barry facilitated a professional practice discussion, thinking about the standards of practice applicable for varying types and sizes of organisations.
We held an ‘Open Choice Feedback session’ showing various ways to gain feedback, from verbal feedback to confidential postcards and Low Fi Tweets, facilitated by Art for Wellbeing practitioner Suzie Poyser.
28 people attended the event, representing 12 sporting, cultural or community based organisations from across the borough, and all signed up to the Do. Be. Manifesto of Best Practice which will be included in the publication.
The event concluded with a powerful and touching speech from a Link 4 Life participant, and Barry, who explained how being involved with sports and volunteering had really helped turn his life around.
Kerry and Barry will be working on the publication this month, with publishing planned for July!
All the photos from the day are here! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cartwheelarts/albums/72157681744173522