On the 15th of July, studio artist Joy Girvin delivered a pilot art workshop for ‘Take back your Life’ a mindfulness-based project addressing chronic pain, illness and related social isolation and inactivity. The project is initially based at Cranbrook Community Centre, which is located on one of the largest housing estates in Bethnal Green in London’s East End, in one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK.

This trial run will help us put together a proposal to offer art workshops to different social and health groups as a way to help wellbeing.