There are years’ worth of studies showing that reading can boost mental health and wellbeing. And not just books written for mental health, like those at the amazing Reading Well project. No, creative fiction and poetry have amazing benefits too! And what’s more, the benefits get more specific than stress reduction. They can actually help with loneliness, which is the theme of … [Read more...]
Pray tell – is it Shakespeare Week?
This author doth confirm that aye, tis Shakespeare Week! A mysterious figure, rumoured to be so many things... genius, thief, liar, mastermind, lover, inventor. The one thing we know for sure, though, is that we have some spiffing plays because of him! His plays rocked the world, coining new phrases and changing humour, tragedy and theatre forever. This week we'll be … [Read more...]
It’s Survey Time!
You heard it here first, folks. It's that magical time of the year when we want YOUR opinions about the LRC. We know it's been a weird year with Covid and the LRCs have been operating very differently as a result. We're hoping we've been up to scratch for you - this is your chance to tell us what you've liked, what you haven't liked, and what you'd like to see from us in the … [Read more...]
Are you ready to pompom?
Last year the LRC embarked on a pombombing adventure in memory of Holly Cowlam. A caring and much-loved sister, daughter and friend, she ended her life a week after being diagnosed with depression. Holly would be turning 30 on the 13th of February this year, so we’ll be celebrating her life with one of her favourite hobbies, pompom making. In the lead up to the day, Filton LRC … [Read more...]
WISE LRC Writing Competition
Do you love writing? Do you love challenging yourself? Are you neutral about both but love Amazon vouchers? If you answered yes, no, or maybe to any of the above, read on! The folks at WISE LRC are putting on our first writing competition, and we want YOU to enter. Yes, you! Here's everything you need to know: The theme Survival. Interpret this however you want. We love … [Read more...]