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Happy Healthy Gateshead

 
   
Happy, Healthy Gateshead

The Happy Healthy Gateshead project has been developed and managed by Gateshead Council Arts Development Team who deliver an arts programme of performances, workshops, exhibitions, events, public art and festivals. It covers all art forms, is inclusive of all ages and abilities and includes targeted initiatives such as Creativity in Education, Arts in Health and Community Development.

Working with professional artists, Gateshead Town Centre is embracing the five ways to wellbeing – and we want you to get involved!

Compliments Day

Saturday 21 June, 11am – 4pm
Trinity Square, Gateshead, NE8 1AG

Virtuoso actor and performer Pady O’Connor brings the magic and carnival of Comedia dell’arte to Trinity Square.   He will be working with communities in and around the town centre to devise an original piece of street theatre to surprise, enthral and hopefully to make you smile and feel happy. Look out for The Compliments Family as they give out silent compliments – will you be lucky enough to receive a golden compliment or one of our free gifts? The Compliments Family will be joined by musicians and other professional street theatre performances throughout the day as well as beautiful colourful banners made by community groups to help celebrate what it means to be happy and healthy in Gateshead.

Five steps to wellbeing

Did you know that evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our wellbeing and sense of happiness?

  • Connect. Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
  • Be active. Take a walk, go cycling or dance. Find the activity that you enjoy, and make it a part of your life.
  • Keep learning. Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why start learning to play a musical instrument or figure out how to fix your bike?
  • Give to others. Even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word.
  • Take notice. Be more aware of the present moment, be mindful of your feelings and thoughts, your body and the people and wider world around you.

The NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing|

Harmonica

Harmonica
Harmonica at Trinity Square
Award winning local film maker Anton Hecht was commissioned to create a film short working alongside community groups, schools, local businesses and visitors to Gateshead Town Centre.

Award winning local film maker Anton Hecht was commissioned to create a film short working alongside community groups, schools, local businesses and visitors to Gateshead Town Centre.

Based around learning and playing the harmonica to Rossini’s well-known William Tell Overture (with some unexpected activity thrown in for good measure!) the film has been created as part of the Happy Healthy Gateshead project, which seeks to raise awareness of the 5 Steps to Wellbeing

Filming took place with over 100 people on 1 & 2 May. Those involved will be invited to see the final film at a VIP premier at VUE cinema in Trinity Square in June 2014.

Participants included:

  • Students from the Gateshead Academy of Sport
  • Pupils of Caedmon Community Primary School
  • Members of the Gateshead Indoor Bowls Club
  • Students from the Gateshead Academy of Music
  • Members of Anytime Fitness Gym Gateshead
  • General Public in Trinity Square, Gateshead
  • Members of the Gateshead Angels Netball Team
  • Members of the Low Fell Running Club

Contact us

Marie Wisson
Arts Development Team
Gateshead Council: 
Tel: 0191 433 8445
E: mariewisson@gateshead.gov.uk|

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