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Southbank Centre sends free art packs to high risk invididuals in lockdown

The Southbank Centre is sending out art packs in the post, to provide those with long-term health conditions with no digital access free creative activities.

In respect of Mental Health Awarness Week, Art by Post includes visual art, poetry, literature and archive material from the venue’s collections and is created to help those most isolated to stay connected.

The Southbank will host an exhibition of the works designed from art pack once the lockdown is over and the venue reopens.

The activities will be addressed to people living with dementia and those "high risk" adults who have been cut off from contact with others due to the lockdown.

Art by Post encourages people to sign up themselves or refer someone else to receive the creative packs.

Alexandra Brierley, director of creative learning at the Southbank Centre, said:

"While we know we can’t replace direct human contact and believe passionately in the wellbeing benefits that interaction with live music and art can bring, we hope this brand-new scheme will go some way to supporting those most in need at this time of unprecedented human challenge."

To sign up or refer to someone for Art by Post, simply visit the South Bank website.


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