Category: 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

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

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

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

Drama activities for Health and Wellbeing: Looking back and looking forward / Part 1

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 between the…
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November 20, 2016 0

Arts Gymnasium: A project which aims to use theatre, drama and arts based activities to raise general levels of health and well-being

    Earlier in October we celebrated the launch of the Arts Gymnasium project. The project, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, is work in partnership between the Belgrade Theatre, Age UK Coventry and Coventry University.   The project uses theatre and arts activities to contribute to the quality of life and positive well-being of…
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November 4, 2016 0

Arts Gymnasium: Theatre Activities

    The Arts Gymnasium is a partnership between Age UK Coventry and the Belgrade’s Community and Education programme and aims to promote the positive health, well-being and connectivity of people living within Coventry through a variety of drama and storytelling activities.   The drama sessions are exclusively for people aged 50 and over and…
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October 4, 2016 0