Explore the wellbeing benefits of journaling
DIARIES and JOURNALING – Why would we want to keep a diary?
What are the wellbeing benefits of keeping a diary or journal? In this workshop we will explore ways to keep a journal from to do lists to remembering to dreaming through presentations, discussion and bite-sized interactive activities. This workshop will get you started and for those already journaling offer new ways, mediums and methods to explore your practice.
Whilst we are thinking about diaries and journaling you will be invited to take part in a National day of recording for Mass Observation Survey Day on May 12th.
After completing this workshop you should be able to:
To understand why people wrote diaries.
To consider the purpose and audience of the Mass Observation diaries.
To compare mid-twentieth century writing with more recent.
To compare and contrast diary writing styles.
To summarise diary content.
To develop empathy for those writing.
About the workshop series
Our ESF Get Creative! Cultivate Programme workshops are open to everybody – no dress code, no qualifications. We strongly believe everybody is creative, everybody ‘writes’. Writing is what you think, say, see, touch, feel and do – you just need to choose how to express it. These workshops will be fun, engaging and accessible – valuing everyday creativity.
The focus will be on exploring ways to express yourself and find your voice, where your creativity is also part of your wellbeing. There will be opportunities to explore poetry, haiku, scriptwriting, blogging/vlogging, and more!
Entry requirements –
No formal entry requirements.
Upon completion of each workshop you will receive a statement of participation.
The first workshop is FREE to Cornish residents who have not attended previously and are subsidised by the European Social Fund, subject to completing a participant form and providing ID.
For those outside of Cornwall, the first workshop cost is £25 for adult wage earners | £15 for those unwaged or with limited means.