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Mindful Crafting

The Monastery

november, 2023

This is a repeating event

thu16nov10:30 am2:30 pmMindful Craftingrelease your inner artist, explore creativity & let your imagination go wild10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Event Details

Led by inspiring Manchester art teachers, Louise Withers of Mindful Moodling, and Jane Telford, this wonderful arts & crafts workshop is all about bringing out your inner artist. A safe space to explore your creativity and let your artistic confidence and imagination go wild!

UFOs (UnFinished Objects)

Got any UnFinished Objects lying around, or an idea for a new one? Why not come and be crafty with us? This informal crafts group meets twice each month, 10.30am-2.30pm, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. No previous experience is required and all are welcome at this friendly session.

Do I need any materials?

Yes, you’ll need to bring your own project and materials with you as none are provided. This is simply a safe and friendly space to work on your own projects with other likeminded folk, with experienced teachers on hand.

How will I benefit from the sessions?

The great news is, not only are crafts fun to do, but taking part in arts & crafts can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness and even dementia, according to very credible research. You can read about some of the remarkable mental health benefits of crafts here.

Arts and crafts can develop into a journey of wonderful discovery, allowing everyone to have not just a creative time but a calm, focused and meditative time, a time for quiet reflection and thought, whist creating a visual outcome. The confidence from this creative journey creates ownership and passion but most importantly, creative confidence. A confidence that can help build other skills throughout life.

Who can come?

This session is open to absolutely everyone, from beginners to advanced.

How much do the sessions cost?

The sessions are free, but donations to the Monastery Trust, to help cover costs, is encouraged.

When is the session?

This group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of every month, from 10.30am-2.30pm.

How do I book?

No need to book, just come along to one of our scheduled sessions and introduce yourself!

Enquiries to

Directions to the Monastery here.


(Thursday) 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

2nd may 2024 10:30 am - 2nd may 2024 2:30 pm16th may 2024 10:30 am - 16th may 2024 2:30 pm6th june 2024 10:30 am - 6th june 2024 2:30 pm20th june 2024 10:30 am - 20th june 2024 2:30 pm4th july 2024 10:30 am - 4th july 2024 2:30 pm18th july 2024 10:30 am - 18th july 2024 2:30 pm1st august 2024 10:30 am - 1st august 2024 2:30 pm15th august 2024 10:30 am - 15th august 2024 2:30 pm5th september 2024 10:30 am - 5th september 2024 2:30 pm19th september 2024 10:30 am - 19th september 2024 2:30 pm3rd october 2024 10:30 am - 3rd october 2024 2:30 pm17th october 2024 10:30 am - 17th october 2024 2:30 pm7th november 2024 10:30 am - 7th november 2024 2:30 pm21st november 2024 10:30 am - 21st november 2024 2:30 pm5th december 2024 10:30 am - 5th december 2024 2:30 pm19th december 2024 10:30 am - 19th december 2024 2:30 pm

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