Pausing Together

Connecting with nature, the arts and each other!

The Creative Arts Therapies Team at WomenCentre Kirklees ran a project to nurture creativity and connection with nature. Workshops took place outdoors in various parks and allotments in Kirklees; women were invited to connect with nature and then respond creatively in music, movement and poetry.

The content produced by women was filmed, recorded and edited into more than 20 short videos. These videos were texted out to women one at time at the same time each week over several months. The aim was that we all were able to ‘pause together’ at this time, watching that week’s video from home or wherever else we may have been – apart, but together.

We are sharing the videos here. All songs, movement, words and images have been recorded and captured by service users and staff at WomenCentre Kirklees.

We hope that you will find them calming and uplifting. May they encourage you to take a short pause out of your day to appreciate nature and feel connected to a community of women!