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Event Round Up

There are a lot of events going on at the moment, run both by ourselves and our members. We don't want you to miss out, so please find below a summary of the events happening over the next few months. We'll continue to update it every time someone sends in something new! (All times are in UK time unless otherwise specified)

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Next Lapidus Events

Creativity Cafe

Tuesday July 19th 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Creativity Cafe




Next Member Events


Let This Poem Be A Hand Upon Your Shoulder – Poetry Therapy Workshops

Date: 24th June, 8th + 22nd July

Time:  11:00am to 12:30pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Cost: £25.00 plus booking fee


In times of crisis and uncertainty, poetry can bring comfort and healing. Let this poem be a hand upon your shoulder consists of a series of workshops that can help you build your resilience as you connect with others in these challenging times.

The theme for the workshops was inspired by a poem written by Deborah Cooper. We will use carefully selected poems as a springboard for writing, reflection, and dialogue. The workshops are for anyone who wants additional resources, in these unsettling times. It is for those who enjoy creativity, journaling, writing for personal or professional development.

No prior knowledge of poetry or expressive writing is required; you simply need to be willing to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.

Charmaine Pollard is an experienced poetry therapist, counsellor, and life coach with a passion for leading therapeutic writing workshops to promote health and well-being. She is author of Writing for Resilience, a book that harnesses the power of writing to help boost creativity and self-expression, whilst strengthening resilience.

Bookings via Eventbrite

Supervision Workshops for Practitioners

Date:  12 June, 10 July, 2022

Time:  10am to 12pm 

Where: Online, Zoom

Cost: £35 per workshop


These workshops are for practitioners in the healing arts who would find further exploratory writing helpful for their work with others. My approach is experiential: we address a particular theme; share thoughts, feelings and writing which arise during the course of our time together. Participants value how we create a safe place for discussion and writing. In turn this increases the trust in process and confidence in professional practice through also addressing personal responses to issues which are challenging.

Monica is the author of a series of books on creative therapeutic writing: drawing on her own experimental and exploratory writing with exercises and notes for practitioners. She is an experienced workshop facilitator; her background is in humanistic psychotherapy and journalism; she worked as a producer for BBC Radio 4, and gained an MA in Creative Writing (Sussex University 2002). She is a founding member of the ISN (the Interdisciplinary Supervisors Network).

Contact Details & Booking

Further info: 

Contact Monica directly for queries or booking: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Wide Eyes: Reclaiming our Communities

Date:  14th-25th June

Time:  11am opening. Closing at 4pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and 6pm on Tues, Thurs, Sat. Closed on Sundays.  

Where: Victoria Methodist Church, 1a Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS81NU (next to RWA)

Cost: Free


FREE Exhibition and Workshops by Bristol Refugee Artists Collective / UWE Art & Design Foundation students

Workshops: The following free workshops welcome you to join in the creativity, writing and learning with our artists.

Muralist Andy Bolton on “Designing and making a public mural”, Friday, 17th June at 11-1

Sana Elgoraish leads a creative workshop, “Painting on Fabric,” on Saturday, 18th June, 12 - 2pm

Bristol Stanza Poetry Group booked for Wednesday 22nd June at 1.30-4pm.  With Martin Riezer and Lisa Lopresti. “Writing about Art” is a hands-on workshop of poetry and writing about the art works in the show.

Maria Faiomy and Rosa Michellon will lead a hands-on workshop on “Pom-Poms and Crochet” on Friday, 24th June at 11am-1pm

From Feldenkrais to Improvised Movement and Writing (online and face to face)

Date:  9th July 2022

Time:  9am to 1pm 

Where: Online, Zoom, Face to face: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP

Cost: £45 with concessions available


This workshop will be informed by the Feldenkrais Method and other movement-based practise as a springboard to your own creative movement and improvised writing.

We will explore ways to enliven your body and imagination and how images and changes in our state can be taken into embodied creative practice.

This workshop will be of interest to those working with the arts, movement, performance or for anyone interested in personal development through embodied and creative expression.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Writing for Self-Discovery - The Secret Garden

Date:  Sunday 10th July 2022

Time:  11:30am – 2:30pm

Where: Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road, London N1 0EG

Cost: £45


In these workshops, we provide you with writing prompts and encourage you to write freely in response to these. We focus on areas such as relationships, childhood memories and life transitions. You do not need to be skilled or experienced in creative writing to take part, you just need an openness to the process as it unfolds. The writing exercises often lead to areas of personal surprise or revelation, as an area of self-knowing that was out of our awareness emerges.

Booking details: You can book onto a Writing for Self-Discovery workshop by joining our MeetUp Group and making the booking on that site. You can also hear about future workshops by joining the MeetUp group. Please contact us if you need support to use MeetUp or would like to make any suggestions. You can book directly with us if you prefer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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