I am thrilled to share some links with you from my colleague at Future's Venture, Hafsah Aneela Bashir, a poet, performer and playwright.
I feel set up for the day having watched some healing videos and listened to healing words. It never ceases to amaze me how healing art, in all its forms, can be.
You can connect with the PHS through social media and the main website which has an interactive connection portal.
These Haikus on film have given me a sense of genuine calm today.
Poets unite from around the world share such emotion in a few lines.
How important words are during these isolating times.
Our poor mental health will be a debilitating result of the pandemic. Words really do help. At the very least, words and kindness can get us through a low mood and you get a real sense of connection through reading these global messages of hope.
You can follow the haikus daily on Instagram and subscribe on Youtube, links below.
Hafsah Aneela Bashir's #InstaLiveHaikus - A #GMCreativeCommissions Poetry Film by #BravedayCreate
Founded by poet, playwright and performer Hafsah Aneela Bashir, the Poetry Health Service (PHS), is a brand new, free creative service that prescribes contemporary poems as a tool for connection and healing.
More details here.
Useful links and further information
Facebook - Outside The Frame Arts http://outsidetheframearts.org.uk/ Twitter - @PoetryHealth @artsOTF @Hafsah_A_Bashir
GMCreativeCommission 2020 : https://youtu.be/9zBvaSQADis
Cuts of Cloth Trailer, Performance film by Hafsah Aneela Bashir