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21 October - 17 November
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Blossoming Minds: Nurturing Well-Being with Eco-Art Activities

An eco art collage

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

We're hosting an ESRC festival workshop in collaboration with BrightSparks, award winning charity in Arts in Mental Health. The event invites participants to discover creative eco-art activities, enhance their connection with nature, and support their well-being. Led by experienced artists Lydia Towsey and Scott Bridgwood and researcher Dr Fatos Ozkan Erciyas, this event is open to all visitors of Winterbourne House and Garden. Participants will explore nature through art techniques and interact with the researcher and artists while strolling in the garden. Come be a part of our well-being project!

What’s it about?

Join us at Winterbourne House and Garden on November 4th at 2:00 pm for an event that celebrates the well-being benefits of connecting with nature and creative eco-art activities. As part of the ESRC festival, we are excited to present this interactive workshop.

🌿 Event Details 🌿

Date: November 4, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Winterbourne House and Garden

Admission: Free (Please inform reception that you are attending the FOSS event) 


Our project is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of adults and young people by cultivating a deep connection with nature and engaging in creative eco-art activities. We invite you to join us for this workshop that will showcase the activities within our project.

What to Expect:

This hands-on workshop, guided by Lydia Towsey and Scott Bridgwood, artists and Dr Fatos Ozkan Erciyas, the academic running the project, will invite you to the world of sustainable eco-art. The facilitators are well-versed in arts and mental health, and they will lead you through a journey of self-expression and reconnection with nature.

Who Should Attend:

This event is open to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, an art enthusiast, or simply curious about the intersection of creativity, nature, and wellbeing, this workshop has something to offer. Join us at the beautiful Winterbourne House and Garden to explore the profound memories of nature, deepen your knowledge of biodiversity, and reflect on the crucial link between nature and mental well-being.

Topics Covered:

    🌱 Memories of Nature

    🎨 Creative Eco-Art Activities

    🌿 Exploring UK Native Species

    🌍 Sustainable Eco-Art

    🧠 Art Therapy and Self-Expression

Please mark your calendars for November 4th at 2:00 PM and join us at Winterbourne House and Garden. Together, let's nurture our well-being and create eco-art pieces together.


Who’s leading the event?

Dr Fatos Ozkan Erciyas, Lydia Towsey, Scott Bridgwood

Open to


Event Booking details

This is a drop-in event. The team will be at the reception area to guide participants. If participants would like to learn more about the event, please don't hesitate to content event lead Fatos Ozkan Erciyas  ( ).