Welcome to the Chilli mini Newsletter. There’s a lot of exciting things happening soon and opportunities for our members to be involved with.
In this email:
- New Chilli Programme & New Studio Safety Guide
- Beach Art Day
- Chilli Studios Annual Exhibition now on!
- Support links
NEW Programme NEW Studio Safety Guide!
Chilli Studios programme is expanding an extra day, adding more workshops and we can increase numbers attending each too (a little bit). Basically more CHILLI! No booking is needed other than one to ones, music rooms and advice.
With the current high rates of covid-19 in the North East our charity has decided to maintain a number of safety practices and review these with the changing situation and Government Guidance. This is also because we have a diverse community that includes many with risky multiple health issues and through a questionnaire, members meeting and members feedback this is the best way forward together – keeping everyone safe with respect.
Do join us for creative stimulus and social. Using creativity as a focus on supporting our mental health.
Chilli Studios is an Arts and Mental Health Charity run via a subsidised membership scheme. Membership is needed for engagement in our activity unless advertised as Public/Free. It is a flexible, accessible membership we are happy to discuss with you.
For more info see https://www.chillistudios.co.uk/membership
0191 209 4058
“Creatively Improving Mental Health”
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BEACH ART DAY FRIDAY 16th July 12-3pm @ Whitley Bay near The Rendezvouz Cafe.
Chilli Studio Members only please.
Chilli Studios Annual Exhibition
July 7th-24th, Wed-Sat 12-5pm
@ Vane Gallery, First Floor, Commercial Union House,
39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE
Chilli Studios annual exhibition showcases a diverse collection of over fifty artists. It is a celebration of the immense creativity of our members and their valuable personal experiences through the testing period of 2020-2021. Playfully approaching the media’s concept of “The new normal”, this show questions notions of “Normality” and our individual and collective experiences of mental health.
“This year has only highlighted the importance of art to our mental health and wellbeing. Using art as a powerful and liberating tool to often distract and heal ourselves, to self-express, to also challenge and make actions towards change.” Jo Burke, Arts Coordinator.
Reduced capacity of venue viewing is in place.
No need to book. Groups of 6+ please contact venue prior firstname.lastname@example.org
Vane is open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm, admission free.
Vane, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE.
information and really useful coping advise on
“Coronavirus and your wellbeing”
- New MIND Local support line
for covid and mental health open 8 till 8
qConfidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line
- Northern Mental health resource hub
- Latest information on how Coronavirus is affecting Newcastle
- Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/
Remember, there is comfort in knowing that you are not alone, we will come together soon and be stronger still.
Chilli Love to all x