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I wish every month were Pride month

by Patrick Hall So Pride month is now at an end and, frankly, I feel rather sad that it’s passed so quickly and that I didn’t really get to do […]

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Artists Online: the challenges of being a creative during a pandemic

by Patrick Hall In today’s article, we discuss the difficulties of being an artist during the pandemic – a topic which I am sure will resonate with many of our […]

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Lifting Lockdown: roadmapping out of anxiety

by Tash Bowen Over time and with countless practice, we have crafted perfectly feeble excuses to get out of plans. Easily believable and always vague, these white lies are specifically […]

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Empty chairs and empty studios

How the global health pandemic has impacted studio spaces and their owners by Alice Strachen, co-founder of YourStudiosUK The effects of COVID-19 have devastated many industries, one of the first […]

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Writing The Wave: Journaling Through Uncertainty

Anxiety is often considered the result of uncertainty about the future, whilst depression can arise from a bleak outlook on what lies ahead. Though these are simplistic notions of mental […]

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Walking in Turbulent Times: Part II

Missed the first installment? Read Walking in Turbulent Times: Part I here… So here we all are, a year into the pandemic, and with the end vaguely insight. We thought […]

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Walking in Turbulent Times

Walking in nature’s equilibrium has been a source of inspiration and reflection for many artists. In Persuasion, Jane Austen writes of the heroine: ‘Her pleasure in the walk must arise […]

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Five Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based messages which were developed by the New Economics Foundation more than 10 years ago. These messages were designed to improve […]

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Studio Spaces: Welcome to our creative spaces series

Our spaces expose ourselves. How we think, how we feel and how we act are all laid bare in the way we choose to manipulate our surroundings. Whether those are […]

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Relationships and their impact on your wellbeing

By Alexandra Deterte Everyone needs friends, no matter your age. They are your safety net and support bubble when things aren’t going your way. They are your counsellor and shrink. […]