Throughout July service users from Cherwell and West attended Wellbeing poetry workshops in the grounds of Stowe, a National Trust Property.
The Grecian Valley at Stowe has inspired the arts, including poetry for centuries. In the modern world we understand the benefits of spending time outside in nature and taking part in art based projects, so this collaboration with the National Trust was an opportunity not to be missed.
Poet in residence Dan Simpson led the group through the park, past pavilions, grottoes, lakes and statues to the Grecian Valley. Staff and Service Users sat on the steps of the Temple of Concord and Victory as Dan guided them through three different ways of exploring poetic prowess.
Last week service users returned to take part in a short film, reading their poems, promoting Stowe’s wellbeing project, Dan’s workshops and his residency.