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Wellness Compass Week Six – Cognition Ignition

Posted by Craig Morrow, 4th June 2020, 20:25pm

Wellness Compass is participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Six – Cognition Ignition Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing but this week we are adding our own step – reflection. After spending the past 5 weeks exploring how culture and creativity can support our wellbeing we are taking the time to reflect on what positives we’ve found and how we can carry them with us. Wellness Compass is all about having a go and trying things out, so that we have the opportunity to find something that really works for us over the long term. Although this is the last week our staff will be sharing their ideas and insight, our invitation to you, to contribute towards any episode in this series is now open until 1st July whilst our team are furloughed. To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling. What we

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Wellness Compass Week 5 – Contemplation Station

Posted by Craig Morrow, 28th May 2020, 15:08pm

Wellness Compass is participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Five – Contemplation Station – NHS Step 5: Pay Attention to the Present Moment (Mindfulness) Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week five’s theme is Mindfulness. Mindfulness is when we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings, our body and the world around us. Practices like meditation can help unlock innovation, for example, whilst a creative activity can quiet noisy thoughts that stops us from finding perspective. Indeed, being in the moment, captivated by a performance, or engaged in a creative task, is a really simple way of reaching mindfulness. Certainly, paying attention to the present can help us to enjoy the things that we might have been taking for granted. And we hope that you will join us in turning to culture and creativity to enjoy the now. To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to

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YOUTH THEATRE TO PRODUCE RADIO PLAY

Posted by Craig Morrow, 28th May 2020, 14:40pm

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s online youth theatre to record a brand new radio drama. As the uncertainty of the current situation continues, we we can take heart in the resilience, positivity, and creativity of young people. Following the necessary decision to cancel their live performances this summer, rather than be downhearted, our brilliant group of teenagers have come up with a great way to stage their original material – turn it into a radio play. Remote Street is set to be a gripping drama that tells the story of group of young people and their teacher confined to a remote island. Believing that WW3 has ravaged the rest of the world they seek to overcome the trials and tribulations of life in isolation as they unwittingly participate in Sanctuary Studio’s morally questionable reality TV series. Think Made in Chelsea meets the Truman Show.

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Wellness Compass Week 4 – Neighbourhood Knowhow

Posted by Craig Morrow, 22nd May 2020, 13:45pm

Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Four – Neighbourhood Knowhow – NHS Step 4: Giving to others Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week four’s theme is Giving to others. 18-24 May is Mental Health Awareness Week and so we are exploring how giving to others can help with mental health. An act of kindness can raise our self-esteem, help us to feel connected and give us that all round good feeling. The fantastic thing about this step is that you are not just looking after your own wellbeing, but you’ll be taking care of someone else’s at the same time. No matter how large or small the gesture, it always feels great to know that someone is thinking of you. Whether it’s giving a gift to a family member, volunteering your time in your neighbourhood, or sharing a problem with a friend in your network, there are no end of creative ways to give to others and we want to hear all about your ideas.

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Wellness Compass Week Three – Use Your Loaf

Posted by Craig Morrow, 15th May 2020, 22:18pm

Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Three – Use Your Loaf – NHS Step 3: Learn a new skill Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week three’s theme is Learning a New Skill, a step that has been proven to help your mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence, helping you to build a sense of purpose, and connecting with others. With so much culture and creativity all round us it can be difficult to find the things that we enjoy the most and makes us feel good. This week is all about pushing ourselves to try something different, you never know, you might just find something out about yourself that you didn’t know before, and if you’re lucky you might find your new favourite activity. Everyone’s approach to learning is different and it can reward us in so many ways. The brilliant things about learning something creative is that the process is just as important as the end result, so you don’t have to worry about getting

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Wellness Compass Week Two – NogginJogging

Posted by Craig Morrow, 7th May 2020, 23:04pm

Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Week Two – NogginJogging – NHS Step 2: Be Physically Active Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week two’s theme is Being Physically Active. If you’re using culture and creativity creativity to inspire you to be active we would love to see your short video diary demonstrating what you do and why. Being active is great for both body and mind. According to the NHS, it raises our self-esteem, boosts our mood and helps us achieve goals. At Lincoln Performing Arts Centre we feel much the same way about creative activity, so it’s a double helping of positivity this week. To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling.   What we are really interested in is the approach of our community members. We want to hear your stories, hear see creative adventures and learn

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Watch Online: This Week’s Streaming Guide (7 May 2020)

Posted by Craig Morrow, 7th May 2020, 09:13am

Our regular What’s On section during Lockdown compiled by our Artistic Director Craig Morrow. This week we’ve some more classics from National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Metropolitan Opera, alongside a wonderful adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children. You can explore previous weeks’ highlights here. BBC PERFORMANCE LIVE – WISE CHILDREN   The BBC’s Performance Live series, available on BBC iPlayer, is home to a recording of Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s last novel Wise Children, about twins from a dysfunctional family who pursue a career performing as showgirls   THE SHOWS MUST GO ON! This week’s musical extravaganza is Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical comedy, By Jeeves! Inspired by the works of P. G. Wodehouse. Available online from Friday 8 May at 7pm for 48 hours.   ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE The Royal Opera House is home to both the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies, and its online streaming schedule makes the most of these prestigious companies’ back catalogue, all available via YouTube.   NATIONAL THEATRE – AT HOME The National Theatre were one of the first arts organisations to regularly live cast their productions, with the NT Live brand

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Wellness Compass Week 1 – Distanced: A Social Guide

Posted by Craig Morrow, 30th April 2020, 22:15pm

The people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together. Over a six-week period from Friday 1 May 2020, participants are encouraged to document themselves undertaking cultural and creative activities, and to submit these short videos as part of a mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. Week One – Distanced: A Social Guide – NHS Step 1: Connecting with other people Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week one’s theme is Staying Connected. If you’re using creative activity to keep in contact with friends, loved ones, and your wider community we would love to see your short video diary demonstrating what you do and why. It could be a quiz night, a virtual pub, or a shared creative video project. To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling. What we are really interested in is the approach of our community members. We want to hear your stories, hear see creative adventures and learn from your

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Venue To Remain Closed Until 31 August 2020

Posted by Craig Morrow, 30th April 2020, 12:59pm

Due to the ongoing global pandemic Lincoln Performing Arts Centre has confirmed the temporary cessation of all venue-based activities has been extended. The stage is set to remain dark until the end of the summer, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre has confirmed, due to the likelihood of ongoing social distancing measures being in force throughout the summer. The venue had previously closed on 16 March for an initial twelve-week period in line with Government advice but as the pandemic has worsened the venue has extended this up until 31 August 2020. All visiting companies and community hirers have been informed and where possible rescheduled. The venue is currently in the process of contact audience members to arrange for a transfer of tickets or a refund. Some audience members have even chosen to donate the value of their tickets, which has been gratefully received. In a statement Artistic Director Craig Morrow said: “The safety and health of all of our staff, visiting companies, artists, and audiences is of the utmost priority. Given the lack of guidance to the live events sector regarding what sort of measures should be in place after Lockdown ends we have decided to acknowledge the likelihood that restrictions

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Wellness Compass Submission Guide

Posted by Craig Morrow, 30th April 2020, 10:00am

Each week we will focus on one of the NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing and how culture and creativity can help us nurture wellness together. Each week we are asking you to capture yourself on film enjoying a cultural and creative activity and how it relates to the step of that week. Week One: Distanced: A Social Guide – NHS Step 1: Connecting with other people (submissions open 1 May 2020) Week Two: NogginJoggin – NHS Step 2: Be physically active (submissions open 8 May 2020) Week Three: Use Your Loaf – NHS Step 3: Learn a new skills (submissions open 15 May 2020) Week Four: Neighbourhood Knowhow – NHS Step 4: Give to others (submissions open 22 May 2020) Week Five: Contemplation Station – NHS Step 5: Pay attention to the present moment (submissions open 29 May 2020) Week Six: Cognition Ignition – Long term wellness: Continuing creative wellbeing in a sustainable way (submissions open 5 June 2020) All submissions should be received by 1 July 2020. HOW TO CREATE YOUR VIDEO First Step Try and position your camera so that it is recording in landscape format and make sure that the space is well lit (depending on your

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