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Arts and Health awards announced for 2013

  • Date: 28 March 2013
  • Area: Midlands
To You From Super Me

To You From Super Me. Credit: Simon Walker and Chris Keenan

Friction Arts, Women & Theatre and Wolverhampton Culture Arts and Heritage Service receive Arts and Health Awards 2013. The awards celebrate and profiles exceptional arts and health projects in the West Midlands.

Friction Arts worked with a group of talented young people with autistic spectrum disorder, brought together through Sandwell youth services, to create To You From Super ME. This documentary explores the incredible journey they took through a series of art workshops, working with professional artists, culminating in an exhibition in The Public gallery in West Bromwich.

Women & Theatre respond to issues that the general public have at the forefront of their minds in their drama piece Something Out of the Ordinary. The drama is funny, moving, magical and enthralling new theatre for people like you, living where you live. Performances take place on Saturday 23 March as part of Arts SOAK festival and on Saturday 30 March in Edgbaston.

Something out of the Ordinary has been developed through a commission from Holding Space, a consortium of West Midlands Theatre venues, including The Rep, mac, Warwick Arts Centre, Black Country Touring and AE Harris. For full details please click here.

Wolverhampton Culture Arts and Heritage Service have been working with artist Karina Thompson to take their programme of conversation clubs to elderly people's groups across Wolverhampton. See full details here

Kate Gant, Director, Creative Health said "The winners were drawn from more than 30 entries covering a wide range of innovative projects which use the arts to promote health and wellbeing in communities across the West Midlands."

Click here to view all Creative Health projects.