Monday 31 October 2016

Celebrating Our Senses - Walk 3 - Listen

For our third walk we revisted 
where we were once again joined

 by the wonderful storyteller Allan Davies 
who told tales at various points in the walk. 

Our Mindfulness meditation - Listen - was lead by Carolyn Bantin in the picnic area in the car park before the walk commenced to center our thoughts sharpen our ears and regulate our breathing.

In the clearing of ash trees and picnic tables Allan told us the story of a bucket with a hole and Carole Miles showed the group how to make a wind chime with spoons. 

All the wind chimes were hung together 

Then those who dared walked into the dark of 
the tunnel towards the air vent. 

Standing in a pool of light and 
droplets of water Allan told 
a wintery tale with an 
excellent ending.

We walked in twos and threes, back along the Brampton Valley Way listening to the birds, watching a rainbow and noticing the glorious colours of autumn.

Walk distance 3.5 miles.

Part of a series of Mindfulness and Wellbeing "Celebrating Our Senses" walks made possible with a Grant awarded from Margaret Giffen Community Fund and Northamptonshire Community Foundation and with support from NStep.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Thank You For Helping Us Grow Some £10s!

Back To Books is a Not For Profit Community Organisation specialising in arts and wellbeing projects. We raise funds on a project by project basis and have completed many successful creative projects in Northamptonshire. We have been awarded grants for past projects by Awards For All, Northamptonshire Community Foundation and The People's Health Trust. We work with all ages and abilities and hope to build on our creative approaches to walking and wellbeing. We created a public Mosaic Trail for the Brampton Valley Way, artworks and mosaics for The Green Patch Community Allotments and have worked with many groups in rural or deprived areas. We have been delighted by the support we received from friends and well wishers during the Grow Your Tenner campaign in October 2016. We managed to raise £1000 which will be used as matched funding for a new project in 2017!

Kettfest at The Green Patch

Celebrating Our Senses - Lyvden New Beild

Mosaics along the Brampton Valley way

Felting The Landscape