They say laughter is the best medicine, and the ‘Well Funny Workshops’ coming to Knowsley’s libraries will explore why this is true!
The sessions focus on improving mental health and wellbeing through humour. Brought to you by The Comedy Trust and led by Sam Avery, this award-wining stand-up comedian uses comedy to help people become happier and healthier.
We know laughing makes us feel good but how much do you really know about the health benefits? The workshops involve discussions around how laughing and humour helps us to connect with others, build relationships, resilience, and adds to our happiness.
Come along to learn what you can get out of having a bit of a sense a humour and a good old giggle, and you’ll leave knowing the importance of humour which can benefit you in everyday life including in the stressful working environment.
These workshops are part of the Great Emerging Marvellous (GEM) Places Initiative which is funded through Arts Council England. The initiative aims to change the way people think and use libraries by bringing different type of art including visual art, live theatre, and music, to libraries. The initiative helps to promote libraries as a great community venue to meet people, learn, and socialise – not just to access books and computers. Knowsley libraries have benefited from the initiative already; families had the opportunity to get creative making a magical fairy lantern and over 65s could take part in free arts and creative activities with likeminded people in the Words of Wisdom programme.
These engaging sessions are aimed at adults (over 18’s), and those experiencing confidence issues, depression or anxiety can particularly benefit.
- Halewood Library – Friday 8 February 2019 – 2.30pm to 4.30pm
- Huyton Library – Friday 8 February 2019 – 6pm to 8pm
- Kirkby Library – Saturday 9 February 2019 – 11am to 1pm
- Stockbridge Village Library – Tuesday 12 February 2019 – 12pm to 2pm
- Prescot Library – Tuesday 12 February 2019 – 3pm to 5pm
Feeling good and laughing doesn’t cost a thing and neither do these workshops! Just register your interest by contacting Carla Simkin, Knowsley’s Culture Development and Events Officer, on 0151 443 5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org