The Centre for Better Health is a community-based charity that supports well-being and recovery from mental ill-health.
C4BH presents Hidden Scars, an exhibition from FORWARD exploring harmful practices such as female genital mutilation, child marriage and other similar issues affecting African girls and women, both in Africa and in the global African diaspora.
This exhibition aims to highlight the physical and mental trauma suffered by many women due to these practices, the art inspires hope, focuses on the strength of survival and also celebrates African girls and women.
The opening night Friday 1st Dec 6.30pm-9pm (poetry, discussion and music to start 7.30pm) features drinks reception, spoken word from Cherelle Salmon (former FORWARD youth advocate), Ethio-jazz music by the incredible Hanisha Solomon and discussion.
Hanisha Solomon is a rising Ethiopian star based in London she has the extraordinary talent of singing in Amharic, Oromiffa & Arabic, her songs are a mix of Ethio-jazz, reggae and soul.
Hanisha has collaborated with a range of stars such as Dennis Bovell, Femi Kuti and Didier Awadi. She is an artist that performs internationally so we are lucky she is able to join us for this special night.
See our website for full details of opening time for the duration of the exhibition: www.forwarduk.org.uk
Private view Friday 1st December, 6:30pm - 9pm.
Gallery opening time:
Mon: 12pm - 5pm
Tue: 3pm - 6pm
Wed: 12pm - 6pm
Thurs: 11am - 6pm
Fri: 11am - 5pm
This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.
Every Monday for 10 weeks from 18th Sept - 27th Nov (23/10/17 Half Term)
Time: 10am - 12pm
Fee: £72/£20 concession (unemployment benefit)
Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.
Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from 7th Nov - 12th Dec
Time: 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Fee: £50/ £16 concession (unemployment benefit)