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March 19, 2019

Today Dominique Tessier launched our first Slap Dash Book Club.

This was an opportunity for people to come and spend some time exploring our book collection. People gathered and browsed the books they felt drawn to and then swapped books amongst each other as well as wr...

February 20, 2018

On Tuesday 13th February 2018 a group made up of participants from TLC St Lukes and Manchester Community Qigong Group walked from a meeting place in front of Sainsburys corner of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street along the canal to Castlefiend and over onto the Bridge...

December 20, 2017

Yesterday we had our mid-year 'sharing' event to tell the story of Mapping MCR's Quiet Spaces so far...

The event took place at St Lukes Church in Ardwick, Manchester in a very atmospheric space creating a special quiet encounter of its own as we sat in silence listenin...

December 3, 2017

On 20th November we had a great group walk from Back on Track to New Islington Marina Cotton Field Wharf. Along the way we stopped in different places and carried our some 'sound sampling' exercises, wrote audio postcards and we also did some sound recordings when we a...

October 31, 2017

Whitworth Art Gallery in half term is not a quiet space...

But we still managed to find quiet corners and space for reflection and listening and looking.

Even in the drizzle and wet the seats at the 'back' entrance quadrangle provide enough shelter from the elements to e...

October 17, 2017

A fantastic and enthusiastic group from Back-on-Track lead by Rachel Shore and myself spent a cool blustery afternoon in Angel Meadows.

We can learn a lot about the history of Manchester in the history of Angel Meadows. Isn't it fascinating how certain locations tell a...

October 10, 2017

Fantastic way to spend World Mental Mental Health Day - recording the unique ambience and soundmarks of The Growing Together Project at Highfields Ecological Allotment Project. We spent some time reflecting on the practice of listening and what it can do for our mental...

September 27, 2017

Yesterday we ran two workshops with the Growing Together therapeutic horticulture project at Highfields Allotment in Levenshulme.  It has been a few years since I last visited the project and so much has changed, the garden has matured, the building gives a real centre...

September 21, 2017

An afternoon of quiet drawing inspired by Frederick Fran's 'Zen The Art of Seeing'

Using this drawing method to help us look closely and forget ourselves, we can really tune into our envrionment and the present moment. This is an excellent way to 'be' in a quiet space,...

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