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.

Masquerade

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.

Read about our Art of Wellbeing projects below

Arts Extravaganza 2018

Arts Extravaganza 2018

About 30 Adults from Cae Melyn, Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn, Bryn Pystill, Cerrig Camu and the local community took part in the project during the summer holidays. They explored the theme “Holidays” over four sessions. Sharon Calder used drama, percussion and...

Arts on Prescription 2018

Arts on Prescription 2018

This year we took part in Gwanwyn, a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. Working in partnership with the PAVO Community Connector officer we provided free drumming sessions with Rick Wilson, storytelling...

Masquerade 2017

Masquerade 2017

Masquerade began their 2017 season looking at the theme of “Native Americans”. Over the period April to December, the group explored the theme by using music, drama, dance and sound.  The group paraded and performed at St Myllin’s Day in June and at the Workshouse...

Arts Extravaganza 2017

Arts Extravaganza 2017

This project is aimed at adults with learning difficulties. Twenty three adults from the area took part in the summer activities of Arts Extravaganza. They worked closely with our three community artists and three enablers over a four week period exploring the theme...

Masquerade 2016

Masquerade 2016

Masquerade began their 2016 season looking at the theme of 'Happy Horror Happenings!', which involved a light-hearted look at the horror genre and participants explored this creatively through writing, theatre, sound and arts and crafts. They experimented with...

Arts Extravaganza 2016

Arts Extravaganza 2016

Arts Extravaganza is a project aimed at adults with learning disabilities that has been running successfully for over 10 years. 17 Adults from Leighton Day Base, Mencap, Rhoslyn, Bryn Pystill and the local community took part during the summer holidays. They worked...

Music Box 2016

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 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

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...

Renal Unit 2015

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

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 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 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 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 2013

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....

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