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WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
Amazing Lyfe also works in harmony with and in support of the vision of:THE TRANSITION TOWN MOVEMENT - this is a grass roots movement designed to help us create a sustainable future that is not reliant upon OIL.
Transition towns are sprouting up all over the world and both Lampeter and West Kirby/Hoylake, where Amazing Lyfe Events are based and run are Transition Towns. Amazing Lyfe co-creates events with Yellow Mellow – the Arts, Wellbeing and Spirituality group of West Kirby Transition Town on a regular basis.
These events include:
Songs on Toast – evenings of poetry and song free for all the community, with guest artists and open mic slots.
Travelling Light – an annual Lantern Peace Parade which runs on 11th November each year linking UK’s Armistice Day and Germany’s St Martin’s Day – A community building event in honour of Peace and Sharing.
Hilbre Island Walks – Wellbeing walks out to Hilbre Island with members of the Fountain Project, Big Issue vendors from Liverpool and any other locals interested in joining us for picnics, yoga, meditation and chanting on the beautiful Hilbre Island.
Honouring our Elders – We worked with students from a local secondary school, elders from the local community and Friends of Grange Park (FROG) to learn about life in West Kirby’s Grange Park area in the time before abundant cheap oil. We interviewed local elders who lived in the housing estate in the 1960’s to learn about aspects of their lives such as food, entertainment, transport, fashion and energy. We put on a play, based on the data gathered and now a film has been made as a result of this project.
More information can be found about the project at the address below;
OTHER WORK WE DO
SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS AMAZING LYFE WORKS WITH…
CRASS ROUTES a community group that integrates the Arts, Community, Spirit and the Environment. It is created and led by Marko Muller and Janette Porter. Crass Routes has run two projects which Amazing Lyfe has been honoured to take part in. These are…
1. Shedding – working with The Fountain Project, part of Wirral MIND - supporting participants with meditation, yoga and chanting to enhance wellbeing and effect personal transformation.
2. Walk Unknown – working with Liverpool Big Issue in the North Vendors, using meditation, yoga and chanting to enhance wellbeing and effect personal transformation.
Amazing Lyfe also co-created Sanctum – in cooperation with Merseycare NHS Trust, Crass Routes, Imagine and the Liverpool Academy of Arts – working with and creating sacred space in the form of building altars, 2D images, 3D installations and soundscapes within the community, exhibited in Liverpool Art Gallery on Seel Street from 21st September to 8th October 2010.
Hara also co-created the Women’s Workshop – a Lampeter Women’s group that we set up in 1998 for the support of women in the Lampeter area, which was designated at the time as an area of social and cultural impoverishment. Women’s Workshop runs every Wednesday offering creativity, arts, crafts, a variety of workshops and health support, with free childcare. For only £2.50 per session it also includes an organic vegetarian lunch, with produce provided by Lampeter Organics, and cooked by the women themselves. The group is still running, led by Sue Moules and as a result of all their hard work Women’s workshop has also published two creative anthologies – “The Endless Chain, A Flowering of Words”, a book of creative writing, and also “Tried and Tested”, a recipe book.