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Spectrum People, led by Dawn and Adrian - Art in Recovery

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29/09/2021 - 29/09/2021

Opening hours 5 - 9pm

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Artwalk Wakefield

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42 Bishopgate Walk, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1DS

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This September Artwalk, Spectrum People, Dawn Bland and Adrian Atkinson will be displaying a selection of art works created during a series of Art Groups which they have run throughout Summer 2021 at The Art House.

A celebration exhibition of the work participants have created in response to their recovery journeys overcoming barriers from a range of issues including childhood trauma, on-going mental health difficulties, addiction, social isolation and more.

The inspiration for this group came from Dawn Bland, one of Spectrum People's beneficiaries, who works tirelessly within the local community to raise awareness of mental health difficulties and offer support through her own lived experiences. Through the campaigning she has done over the last year with Spectrum People she has played an instrumental role in devising and setting up Safe Space Wakefield, supporting those facing poor mental health and reducing isolation and help with recovery.

Dawn and Adrian will also be displaying some of their own personal artworks and Dawn’s poetry books will also be in the space. All books are for sale and the money raised goes back into the community to support others.

Delivered by Spectrum People, supported by Artwalk Wakefield.

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