Blue Monday: online workshop and walk

17th Jan 2022, 10:00am
Crosby Library

Brighten up the most depressing day of the year and join artist Fauziya Johnson & Human Libraries on Blue Monday for a restorative walk and online workshop on Monday 17th January.

In the morning, you are invited to join us for a restorative, leisurely walk along Crosby Beach to collect natural objects for our afternoons workshop. We will be meeting at Crosby Library at 10:00am before heading off to the coast. Make sure to wrap up warm, wear sensible shoes and appropriate clothing.

This year, to combat Blue Monday, we’re inviting you to take part in an online sensory experience lead by artist Fauziya Johnson. The drawing workshop aims to encourage people to ground themselves whilst making art; to debunk what art should look like or be formed from, and to offer a safe space for people experiencing January Blues. We hope that focusing your energy into translating what you feel into an art piece, will help keep your mind away from stress, work, or intrusive thoughts.

This session will start at 2:30pm and take place online over Zoom.

We will be providing small items for you to draw inspiration from, as well as a selection of art materials to craft your work, and some goodies to keep you nourished. Packages will be available to be picked up at Bootle Library before the event from the 13th January, or when you come along for the morning walk.

This session will take place over Zoom whilst covid cases in our community remain high, to keep us well. We will send you the link to the session by email. Please enjoy this chance to create and keep yourself safe.

Numbers will be limited so make sure you sign up by emailing us at humanlibraries@gmail.com, or call, text or whatsapp: 0775124042. It you can’t make both sessions, that’s fine, you can join for the morning walk, online workshop or both.

About Fauziya Johnson

Fauziya Johnson is a curator, producer, and artist based in Liverpool. Her work often focuses on mental health, queerness, and anti-racism.

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