Art of Wellbeing

Art work that is focused on particular health agendas

Since its foundation in 1996, Masquerade’s aim has been to integrate people of all abilities within an arts environment using drama, dance, music and art.

Workshops usually run from April – December at the Youth & Community Centre from 6.30 – 8.45pm.

To find out this years dates please visit our What’s On page.

Please get in touch if you are interested in attending.

Our inclusive approach creates a space where participants of all ages and abilities are valued within a supportive community. We believe that the creative arts can help build confidence and can create ways to express and understand thoughts and feelings.

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Renal Unit, Maelor Hospital

We worked in the renal unit at the Maelor Hospital in Wrexham. They did watercolour painting with Emma Jayne Holmes and then worked with Fiona Collins to create an anthology of poems.

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Read about our Art of Wellbeing projects below

Arts Extravaganza 2016

Arts Extravaganza is a project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for over 10 years and is managed by Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf. 17 Adults from Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn, Bryn Pystill and the local community...

Music Box 2016

We worked in partnership with Healthy Friendships in Welshpool to run a music session once per month from November - March with older people with dementia. The sessions was led by a Penny Burns and included a mixture of singing chosen by the participants and...

Masquerade 2015

Masquerade is a drama and arts group for all ages and abilities. The group began their 2015 season looking at the theme of the sea. They paraded and performed at local events including St Myllin’s Day and at the Workhouse Party to family audiences. The project...

Dementia Arts 2015

We worked in partnership with Crossroads Care to support their new dementia support group. Linda Jane James worked with them on a visual arts workshop in May. Rachel Byron worked with the Welshpool Memory Café to deliver a visual arts workshop. [gallery...

Arts Extravaganza 2015

This project is one of our annual projects aimed at adults with learning disabilities. About 30 Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn, Bryn Pystill, Cerrig Camu and the local community took part in workshops exploring the theme “Space”. Ade Powell...

Renal Unit 2015

We worked in partnership with Welshpool Renal Unit to deliver a series of craft and visual arts workshops. Honor Pedican, ran Christmas themed sessions, creating tree decorations, cards and more. Blue MacAskill worked with them on painting canvases and they did simple...

I Love Film 2014

Blue MacAskill and Jim Elliott ran sessions with 11 adults with learning disabilities from September - November 2014 to make a film. The participants developed their watching, learning and understanding of film which then led to the creation of a short film I Love...

Masquerade 2014

Masquerade is a drama and arts group for all ages and abilities. From September 2013 the group worked on putting together their Christmas performance, Around the World in 59 Minutes, which they performed on Saturday 7th December at Theatr Llwyn to an appreciative...

Arts Extravaganza 2014

Arts Extravaganza is a project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for nearly 15 years. Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn and Cerrig Camu and the local community took part this year. They attended 4...

Masquerade 2013

Masquerade allows people of all ages and abilities to get the opportunity to access the arts. In December 2012 they performed their stories they had created with Fiona Collins, Mandi Hutchinson and Jane Carrington. In January and February 2013 they then worked on two...

Arts Extravaganza 2013

Project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for over 10 years. Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn and Cerrig Camu and the local community took part this year. They attended 4 sessions over the summer...

Wrexham Arts & Health

Following on from the arts and health project in Welshpool we worked in partnership with the Renal Unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital to run a 16 week arts project. The patients at the renal unit worked with artist Emma-Jayne Holmes, looking at drawing and watercolours....

Arts & Health, Welshpool 2012

We worked with patients at the renal unit in Welshpool Memorial Hospital to create a mural to brighten the walls of the new unit. Patients painted individual canvasses under the guidance of artist Jeannette McCulloch over a ten week period. The panels were assembled...

Masquerade 2012

Masquerade allows people of all ages and abilities to get the opportunity to access the arts. Participants are involved in drama and movement improvisation, enhancing acting and movement skills. Our all-inclusive approach encourages participants of mixed abilities...

Arts Extravaganza 2012

Arts Extravaganza is a project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for over 10 years. Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base and Rhoslyn and the local community took part this year. They attended 4 sessions over the summer...

Arts Extravaganza 2011

Arts Extravaganza is a project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for over 10 years. Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn and the local community took part this year. They attended 4 days over the summer...

Arts Extravaganza 2010

"the sessions are fun and engaging and provide a good community focal point” Arts Extravaganza is a project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for over 10 years. Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn and...

Arts Extravaganza 2009

Arts Extravaganza has been running for over 10 years now and is a project aimed at people with learning disabilities. This years project brought together participants from Mencap Llanfyllin, Cae Melyn, Rhoslyn, Leighton Day Base and the local town to take part in...

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