Author: Arts Gymnasium

Celebrating the end of term with the Arts Gymnasium participants!

Katherine Wimpenny, Lead Researcher Arts Gymnasium, On 4th July participants from across all the Arts Gymnasium weekly workshops taking place in Coventry, came to the DMLL for an end of term sharing event.   This was the first occasion in which the project participants shared aspects of their creative work in front of peers, family…
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July 5, 2017 0

A Garden of Creativity

    Sammy Wan reflects on her experience of working with the Belgrade’s Arts Gymnasium programme.     It has been a wonderful journey to be part of the Arts Gymnasium Shine On group and my placement has extended to a rich experience that has greatly influenced me as a musician and aspiring arts practitioner.…
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June 29, 2017 0

Arts Gymnasium – Students from FAH share Documentary Exhibition on ‘Playfulness and Connectedness’

Katherine Wimpenny, Research Lead, Arts Gymnasium, DMLL   Over the past few weeks we have been sharing our evaluation research on the Arts Gymnasium project, a collaboration between the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry University, and Age UK Coventry, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. The Arts Gymnasium project is investigating the value of arts and drama…
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June 27, 2017 0

Arts Gymnasium – Dancing the Data

Katherine Winpenny, Research Lead, Arts Gymnasium In Bristol, 19–23 Jun 2017, Sarah Merry, DMLL, Eline Kieft, C-DaRE , Koula Charitonos, Open University, and myself, presented a research paper about our work on the Arts Gymnasium, as a performance piece at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference and Exchange. We presented our research process as…
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June 27, 2017 0

Volunteers Week 2017

    Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, this year taking place from the 1-7 June.   To celebrate, the Belgrade want to shout about the fantastic contributions of Rose, Andrew, Berta, Tara, Chris, Sarah and Esme, Coventry University Media Students that have been…
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June 7, 2017 0

The Domino Effect

    Today I had an unexpected trip to a local radio station HillzFM to help support my colleague, Katherine Wimpenny, in promoting the Arts Gymnasium project, and in particular the showcase being held at the Albany Theatre Coventry on June 10th. The Arts Gym project on paper has been developed to ‘help support the…
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June 5, 2017 0

Dementia Awareness Week 2017

    Dementia Awareness Week is here from the 14-20 May, a week where the Alzhiemer’s Society ask everyone to unite against dementia.   Here at the Belgrade, we’re taking positive steps to make ourselves a ‘dementia friendly’ venue, looking at everything from signage, to our productions, to how we train our staff.   Our…
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May 18, 2017 0

Coventry University students recruited to take part in Arts Gymnasium project

We are very pleased to have recruited five students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; 1 MA student studying Communication, Culture & Media, 2x Year 1 Media Production students, and 2x level Year 2 Media Production students. The students have been attending weekly sessions at the Belgrade over this last term to get to…
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March 10, 2017 0

12 Days of ‘Thank Yous’ from the Belgrade Theatre

    Today marks the beginning of our twelve days of very special ‘thank yous!’ from all of us here at the Belgrade Theatre.   All of the work that we do at the Belgrade relies on the support of our sponsors, Members and donors, and without this our fantastic work in the community simply…
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December 14, 2016 0

Drama activities for Health and Wellbeing: Looking back and looking forward / Part 2

    The Arts Gymnasium is an innovative research project which uses theatre and drama activities to contribute to the quality of life and positive well-being of people living in Coventry. It addresses the difficult question of how can drama and the arts make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is work in partnership…
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November 27, 2016 0