I help organise poetry appreciation groups with a difference in North Shields and Whitley Bay. The Poetry with Friends groups are run by Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC  based in North Shields.

The artist behind Happy Planet, Gail Curry, has just announced some Naturally Creative Classes to be held by the sea in May, June, July and September.

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Here are the details:

The following three classes are being held at Low Hauxley on the beautiful Northumberland coast, which cannot fail to inspire, with its windswept beach, concealed woodland and all manner of wildlife.

Release Your Own Creative Powers
Everyone has creative powers, give yourself a day to nurture your inner child and embrace your own creativity with a series of relaxing activities inspired by nature. 
Spiritually Creative
In collaboration with Elaine Maughan of Elemental Changes, we will be hosting a day of relaxation, guided meditation and a felting workshop to design and make your own personal Mandala.
An Introduction to Wet Felting
Making felt is one of the oldest and most natural crafts in the world. It involves beautifully tactile, gentle processes. I will teach you the fundamentals of felting and you will create a piece of original art in a day from ethically sourced materials.
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For more information visit www.happyplanetcreativearts.org.uk