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Celebrating Elland's Happiness Lab

Hello <<First Name>>
As we come to the end of the month and the closing moments of our Elland's Happiness Lab project, I wanted to say a big thank you for being with us.

Whether you've joined us locally or supported us from afar, we are so grateful! It was wonderful to celebrate the project with so many people at our recent showcase event and if you weren't able to be there, don't worry, there's something special for you coming up on Friday!

Elland's Happiness Lab started in November 2021 and has engaged hundreds of people in creative wellbeing activities, exploring what happiness means to them and how Curious Motion can support this now and in the future. It's been a momentous and special project, and this is just the start!

Read on to share in the joy and let's keep the conversation around happiness going...

Sam x

Documentary Online Premiere - this Friday!

To help tell the story of Elland’s Happiness Lab we commissioned local filmmakers, Rainbow Trout Films to make a special documentary for us. 

Featuring lots of our wonderful participants, this feel-good film shares experiences, thoughts, and hopes for the future. It's also the perfect way to see us in action!
Join us live on YouTube to watch!
Friday 29th July at 6pm

Showcase Success

WOW! What a night! On Friday 15th July we were joined by over 70 local people to celebrate Elland's Happiness Lab together.

The evening involved a screening of the documentary, a preview of our happiness exhibition, and a very special Dance Taster Menu - a series of dances created in response to the themes and ideas the community shared with us throughout the project, and performed by two of our dancers - Isla and Matt!

There was also great food, conversation, and by the end of the night the whole room was dancing with us! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along and to our amazing team of artists and volunteers for making it happen!

Here's some of the lovely photos from the night, taken by Ernesto Cerrato from St Augustine's, and do check out our website for more.

Exhibition now in Elland Library

Call into Elland Library to see our wonderful happiness exhibition, created by people of all ages from across Elland and beyond!

The exhibition displays hundreds of creative responses to the question 'What does happiness mean to you?' via our happiness cards. The cards visited schools, groups, and homes across the area throughout the project to collect notes, drawings, and writing and they are now on display for you to enjoy!

The exhibition is running until Friday 26th August during normal library opening times.
Find out more...

Coming up later this summer...

Our team are taking a little break for the first couple of weeks in August - time to rest and recharge. But, we'll be back later in the summer with more ways to get moving and creating...

Tuesday 16th August, 10am: Dancing in Manor Heath Park for young people aged 10-19. This is via Time Out, a local youth mental health project. Find out more and book via their website.

Tuesday 23rd August, 10am: Brews & Grooves taster session. If you've always wondered what Brews & Grooves is like then this is the perfect opportunity to try it! A fun and informal one-off session open to everyone 55+.
More info and booking here.
That's it for now! Hope you can join us on Friday for our documentary premiere, and wishing you a wonderful summer.

Sam and the team at Curious Motion x
Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting Elland's Happiness Lab, and to Staying Well, St Augustine's, IVE, Local Giving, Elland Ward Forum and North Halifax Partnership for being with us along the way.

Curious Motion is a non-profit organisation that relies on grant funding and support from our community to provide our projects. If you'd like to support us to continue our work you can make a donation via our Local Giving page or donate some of your time as a volunteer by contacting us. Thank You!
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