The Big Feast returned to Stoke for the Bank Holiday weekend with an amazing variety of street theatre, circus acts, musicians and much more. On Friday, Sorriso, a two person stilt-based mime performance from Portugal, captivated audiences with their tale of enduring love between an elderley couple separated by death. Spellbinding!
Up north in Manchester on Saturday, the sun shone down on one of its biggest ever parades. Crowds of people lined the route to watch the procession of hundreds of floats and thousands of walkers that lasted over two hours. Our Chair, Maurice, supported George House Trust’s U=U Campaign…walking alongside staff, volunteers including peer mentors and their Patron, Russell T Davies. Absolutely fabuous!
August canal trips aboard the narrow boat Beatrice have become a hardy perennial in the OLGBT Group’s calendar. Whenever a suggestion is made to do something different…it is always overruled. Last year we were unable to go upstream towards Leek because of the low water levels, there was no such obstacle this year…so that was the route we took. Blest by glorious sunshine, abundant delicious edibles, captivating wildlife and convivial company…Monday’s trip proved another memorable and enjoyable ocassion.
There was a touch of sadness about our final session with Natalie who has engaged with the group so well and encouraged each and everyone of us whatever our experience. Last week we developed black and white films without a darkroom! At the same time we were filmed and interviewed by Yusaf from BBC Midlands. Watch out for his short documentary later in the month. This week we edited and printed off some of the photos taken during the workshops. Again we had the opportunity to have our thoughts, memories and opinions recorded…on this ocassion as part of the global Paper Peace Project. The Peace Poem will becoming to Burslem on 16 November
Outings and workshops form part of a two-year OLGBT Wellbeing Project funded by the People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthFair through the Health Lottery
If you would like to take part in any creative workshops, please express your interest by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 07757 750255
No previous experience is needed for any of the workshops