Scribble A Script – on our Wall of Wellbeing!
College staff, students and the wider community have been invited to ‘Scribble A Script’ and spread positivity through poetry, prose and even song on our virtual Wall of Wellbeing.
Contributors include College partners Muslim Arts and Culture Festival poets of the #spreadhoneynothate movement and members of local performance poetry hub, Stockport Write Out Loud!
The winner of last year’s Scribble A Script competition - designed to celebrate National Poetry Day - Access to Higher Education learner Abi Walker, has also made her mark.
College Student Engagement lead, Michelle McLaughlin, said: “Poetry is a beautiful way to express how we feel. It can provide comfort and pleasure, humour and solace. In challenging times we can create positivity through poetry.”
Write Out Loud! Poet John Keane said: “It is a great privilege to contribute to the College's admirable efforts to promote mental health and community cohesion during this national crisis. The arts can help realise both outcomes, none more so than poetry. This is because the written word is ideal for sharing emotions, especially positive ones. During wars and other adversities, the poetic spirit has always burned strong for this reason. As an important social hub, the college is ideally positioned to enhance public well-being and using the arts for this purpose demonstrates its deep commitment to both culture and community.”
Muslim Arts and Culture Festival Poet Qaisra Shahraz said: “In the time of the coronavirus and the lockdown, we desperately need a creative feast to dine on and escape to. Poetry is indeed the food for the soul; entrancing and uplifting us. I am delighted that our four MACFESTUK poets with their words and vivid imaginations are able to take you on a poetic journey, celebrating life, diversity, and places. I too, love to escape. As a novelist, I escape to the fictitious village of Sultan Pur, in Pakistan, spending time with my beloved characters. Larger than life and so real, their lives and foibles give me so much joy. I am thoroughly relishing my creative feast!’
Anyone from any College course can submit a poem or prose on the theme of positivity, from trade students to technicians. The chance to appear on our Wall of Wellbeing is also open to staff members. Please submit your contributions directly onto our Wall of Wellbeing or through our Student Engagement lead Michelle.Mclaughlin@tcg.ac.uk.