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Open Call: Dwell Time Outloud!

Dwell Time OUTLOUD! Speak your mind, have your voice heard, say it out loud! Dwell Time are calling for tweets and messages (up to 280 characters) reflecting on mental wellbeing to be live and analogue broadcast during their Issue 2 […]

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Dwell Time Festive Party

  Wednesday 18 December 2019 Huddersfield Railway Station Join the Dwell Time team in the First Class Waiting Room on Platform 1 of Huddersfield Railway Station for mental wellbeing/festive card making, mince pies and mulled wine (other refreshments available and/or […]

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Dwell Time Interview with Richard Price, British Transport Police

Dwell Time Interview with Richard Price, British Transport Police on World Mental Health Day 2019. Content warning: Discusses suicide prevention on the railways. Part 1 https://vimeo.com/372175283 Dwell Time Interview with Richard Price, British Transport Police (Part 1) from Dwell Time […]

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Artists and mental health: Liz Atkin, #CompulsiveCharcoal artist

London-based artist Liz Atkin creates work both in response to and as way of coping with compulsive skin picking. Alistair Gentry finds out more about her art practice, and the advocacy and education work she undertakes to help others understand and deal with this and other body-focused repetitive behaviour conditions.

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Artists and mental health: experiences and strategies

Based on conversations with artists, Alistair Gentry reflects on the stigma that still exists around mental health, and discusses some of the coping strategies artists use in their work and careers when affected by mental health problems.

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Artists and mental health: The Bethlem Gallery

The Bethlem Gallery in Bromley provides a professional platform for artists who have experienced mental health difficulties. Alistair Gentry speaks to the gallery’s director Beth Elliot about the organisation and how it fosters a supportive artist-focussed environment.

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Artists and mental health: Hospital Rooms

Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that believes in the enduring power of the arts to instill value, dignity and wellbeing in people. Alistair Gentry speaks to Curator Niamh White about how the project enables access to art and culture for people using secure and locked mental health services.

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Where has the time gone

5 months has passed between the first blog post and this one, its an enormous amount of time and the project is progressing at snails pace. Its not for lack of attempting to work, and there has been a lot […]

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Dwell Time Receives Rail Industry Funding

Mental Wellbeing Arts Publication ‘Dwell Time’ Receives Rail Industry Funding The team behind the new arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing ‘Dwell Time’ are thrilled to be the recipients of funding from regional network rail providers and the national community […]

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Northern Community Rail Conference

We were at the Northern Community Rail Conference at the Hilton Leeds on Monday promoting the project to the rail sector and potential future partners. The response to the project was really positive and we made a lot of great […]

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Shortlisted for Community Rail Awards 2019

We are super excited to announce Dwell Time has been shortlisted for the Community Rail Awards 2019!We are in the 3b category: Community Art Schemes: Renewable and Smaller Projects – sponsored by Transport for Greater Manchester. https://communityrail.org.uk/events-training/community-rail-awards/cra19-shortlist/ Our partners Pensitone […]

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Workshop One – Exploring the Flora

For our first Session, we had a lot of paperwork to get done and wanted to have a chilled out session, where new people could explore the farm surroundings and start to get to know each other. One of the […]

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Dwell Time Issue 2 Open Call

Dwell Time is an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership. We seek drawings, illustrations, poetry and stories about real life, raw feelings and survival stories; more about the journeys more than the destinations.

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Centrepieces studio and exhibition pop up – Bexleyheath

I am a member of Centrepieces mental health arts project (based in LB Bexley), which is a charity that helps adults in their mental health recovery through art. Centrepieces provides the resources for people to participate in art workshops and activities and to exhibit and sell.

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29/06/19

On Wednesday I presented at my recent collaborator on YVAN/Corridor publication Resilience is Futile‘s Smizz’s event Phuckuppery 2 at Sheffield Hallam University. Smizz invited me to talk about failure and I honed in on mental health in the arts as […]

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suicide artists ! Crazy Kids !

“Artists as a profession are peculiar and susceptible to suicide. The solitary nature of their work and the consequent potential for disproportionate self-doubt represent a toxic combination. Oscar Kokoschka even claimed in 1923….  it as an Artistic privilege: My work contains everything […]

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