Today we launched the Mapping MCR's Quiet Spaces projects to all the participants in the drop-in. This was an opportunity to start the conversation about sound in the city and how it makes us feel and introduce the project and all the ways in which people will be able to get involved in the coming months. We took some time to sit quietly and do a listening exercise to hear perhaps for the first time the soundscape within St Lukes. Then we shared our feelings about sounds that bring us peace and happiness and sounds that might be stressful.
Up coming events include meditative drawing workshop at St Lukes on 19th September 3-5.30pm run by Rae, weekly creative writing sessions to help people express their experiences of Manchester's Quiet Spaces in different poetic forms run by Nigel Wood, and we will soon arrange a walk to a quiet space in MCR city centre, watch this space for more info...
Thanks to Akinyemi (http://www.onashileart.gallery/places.html) for recording the launch today in his expressive style!
two minute listening exercise to tune into the soundscape at TLC St Lukes