If the daily grind is leaving you a little grey and staring at screens all day is killing your creativity, then we’ve found something to help you beat those corporate blues.
Colour the City is a new, soon to be monthly, event that’s all about helping you connect with what makes you your most colourful self. It’s the brainchild of Debbie Warrener – an artist and leadership coach passionate about helping people shine brightly in the world and discover their inner changemaker.
The session starts with a couple of exercises to get you thinking about what colour means to you, before moving into a specially made plastic cube where things gets wild and messy with paint. The workshop then moves into another space where you can create with others or individually. We did ask for pictures of the cube, but were rebuffed… they’re strictly under wraps until the big launch.
Here’s what Debbie had to say about her new initiative:
Colour the City is about freedom, play, colour and liberating ourselves from the many self-imposed constraints we live within. Can you remember what it was like to simply play as a child? To express yourself with paint or whatever your creative outlet was? Colour the City is about getting back in touch with your inner child, your inner playfulness and inner wildness.
The next event is happening on 14th September at the Hive Dalston, part of Respace Projects – a social enterprise that makes use of otherwise wasted buildings for arts and community projects. Tickets are £25 to cover venue hire and materials and can be booked on the Eventbrite page here. There’s also a discounted ticket at £15 if you don’t mind helping to clear up afterwards. The paints are water soluble and as ‘friendly’ as you can get, but it’s advisable to bring old clothes you don’t mind messing up.
On a more serious note, stress and mental health problems are on the rise. London can be an overwhelming and lonely place at times and it’s all too easy to get into a downward spiral. At GOtilo, we love introducing you to experiences that lift you up and boost your wellbeing. Know of any? Suggestions in the comments sections below… or join our Facebook community group: London’s ethical city explorers.