Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January meeting

Hello all, Last week the Virtual Book Group met to discuss Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. We really enjoyed this wintry tale centred around the Thames river and a little girl who appears to come back to life after being found seemingly drowned in it. The prose had a flowing, lyrical quality to it,Continue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January meeting”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – November 22

Hello all, The Virtual Book Group met to discuss The Swimmer by Graham Norton. Several of us said that we would previously have been reluctant to pick up a novel by a celebrity author, but actually we really enjoyed this and are now looking to read more of Graham’s work! We enjoyed spending time in theContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – November 22”

Them There Then That

Some staff may recognise Tabitha Grove from her time as an artist working with patients in the renal unit at York. Tabitha is now performing in a solo show across Explore libraries in York during October (and touring nationally in 2023) and you’re invited to join her. It isn’t just books that hold our stories.Continue reading “Them There Then That”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group April 2022

The Book Group met to discuss The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe by Milly Johnson. The group was divided on this book – some enjoyed the light-hearted escapism of Lara’s hen do in Amsterdam, whereas others felt the story was a bit too clichéd. Though it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and there is perhaps lessContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group April 2022”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – February

At the last Book Group meeting we discussed Dead Simple by Harry Bingham. This was our second collection of short stories and we have really enjoyed the format. It’s interesting to sample new authors and revisit those who we have read before, particularly if we didn’t like the last thing of theirs that we read! WeContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – February”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January Round Up

Last night the Book Group met to discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. We all really enjoyed this book – the characters were written so well that they felt like people you’d known all your life. Though there are some incredibly sad and challenging moments, overall the book is very uplifting and leavesContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January Round Up”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up

Recently the Book Group met to discuss The Motive by Khurrum Rahman. Overall the group enjoyed this book – the action and dialogue moved very quickly, making it feel more like a TV episode at times. We liked how the viewpoint switched between the main characters, allowing us to understand a little bit more aboutContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up”

Write yourself to Better Mental Health by Dominque De-Light

Dominque De-Light The Arts Team have been really inspired by this article written by Dominque De-Light and which we found on the Culture Health and wellbeing Alliance website, we hope you find it beneficial, you can link to the original website or read the content below.. https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/blog/guest-blog-write-yourself-better-mental-health-dominique-de-light I have written for as long as IContinue reading “Write yourself to Better Mental Health by Dominque De-Light”