Elder Tree: Where I’m Calling From – Residency Begins

June saw the exciting start of the Writing East Midlands ‘Elder Tree: Where I’m Calling From’ course and residency. Co-produced  by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, U.Matter, WORD! and BrightSparks. With Lead Writer, Lydia Towsey, supported by the experienced, Sabrina Smith.  The first session was attended by a large cohort of 26 participants. Following general introductions… Continue Reading Elder Tree: Where I’m Calling From – Residency Begins

U.matter commissions mindfulness mediation film ‘Breathe’

We spoke to U.matter partner, Emma Fay of Enter Edem about the online mindfulness meditation short film they have made during lockdown on behalf of Umatter: “During lockdown, in both my freelance work, and as company Artistic Director at Enter Edem, we’ve been discussing the effect on everyone’s mental health that the global pandemic will have undoubtably… Continue Reading U.matter commissions mindfulness mediation film ‘Breathe’

U.matter helps bring ‘The Time Travel Treatment Room’ online

We spoke to U.matter partner, Emma Fay of Enter Edem about her experiences bringing one of their most popular shows to an online audience: “It’s been a really strange year for Enter Edem, as predominantly an outdoor arts theatre company, we’ve found that many of the performers have really struggled not to be out in the… Continue Reading U.matter helps bring ‘The Time Travel Treatment Room’ online

New U.matter event ‘Arty Social’ gets off to a great start!

Last Thursday saw the launch of the latest U.matter virtual event: Arty Social. These drop-in sessions are open to all and hosted by Tim Sayers, Damian Tozer and Marnie Aston.  We spoke to Tim about his background and plans for this new online event… “I am an experienced performer and teacher of arts and mental… Continue Reading New U.matter event ‘Arty Social’ gets off to a great start!

Sir Lenny Henry lends his support to prostate cancer campaign led by U.matter partner, Pamela Campbell Morris

Comedian Sir Lenny Henry CBE is urging men to take their prostate health seriously and “overcome the embarrassment” of being tested, revealing it is no laughing matter. The 62-year-old comic, actor, singer, writer and television presenter is supporting the work of the innovative #PlayDominoTalkProstate initiative launched by the Leicester-based Centre for BME Health. In a… Continue Reading Sir Lenny Henry lends his support to prostate cancer campaign led by U.matter partner, Pamela Campbell Morris

Marking World Mental Health Day with 10-hour live online event

It’s World Mental Health Day this Saturday (10th October) and we’re proud to be involved in a fantastic event, organised by U.matter partner, Julian Harrison, and John Coster of Leicester’s Documentary Media Centre. The event is called ’10/10/10′ and will be a ten-hour broadcast live streamed via Facebook. “World Mental Health Day is an increasingly… Continue Reading Marking World Mental Health Day with 10-hour live online event

Billy Ocean adds his support to the work of U.matter partner, Pamela Campbell-Morris

Singer songwriter Billy Ocean MBE is the latest in a long line of high profile black men urging members of the African Caribbean community to ‘get tough’ and follow his example by getting themselves checked for prostate cancer. The 70-year-old recording artist, famous for topping the charts in 1985 with ‘When the Going Gets Tough,… Continue Reading Billy Ocean adds his support to the work of U.matter partner, Pamela Campbell-Morris

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