This past year has taken its toll on everyone – so that time between finishing work and settling down for the evening can be a tricky part of the day.
Many of us choose to answer with a simple, dismissive ‘fine’ when asked how we are and how our day was – but how was it really and how do you honestly feel?
St Helens Borough Council’s Library Service, as part of its award-winning Cultural Hubs programme, presents a series of free virtual events for an open conversation where everyone is welcome to have their say.
Through artist Aidan Moesby’s Digital Café – which forms part of UK-wide cultural programme, Season for Change, to inspire urgent and inclusive action on climate change – you can be part of an online community that aims to bring us together to talk, share and listen about what has been getting us through the coronavirus pandemic.
Encouraging people to attend, Aidan – who utilises his interest in health and technology to explore the relationships between climate change, the weather and mental health – said:
“This is a space for all of us, no matter who you are, to talk, share or listen to experiences – whether it’s individual stories of hope; acts of generosity and kindness from neighbours or strangers; things we are grateful for; things we won’t miss – or even some of the changes we hope to keep as we move forward.
“Talking in a group improves any situation and can help solve problems, so bring a cuppa and a snack, and form part of a friendly online community.”
Aidan Moesby’s Digital Café is a recurring event which will take place over zoom between 5:30pm-7:00pm on Wednesday 28 April – as well as the 5th, 12th, and 19th of May.
Those interested in attending can book onto as many sessions as they like by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aidan-moesbys-digital-cafe-tickets-
Aidan was commissioned to deliver this project as part of innovative disability and Deaf arts organisation DaDaFest’s Festival Commissions programme 2020.
Both St Helens Borough Council’s Library Service and DaDaFest are Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations, funded through National Lottery funding.