Pictures from recent Mind Waves events!

We’ve been having way too much fun lately! From our monthly open mic events at the Dream Machine, to songwriting workshops and catch up sessions, this week on the blog we’re sharing some pictures from our recent sessions. Before we go… Please buy a ticket for our community fundraiser on Saturday 25th November at 1pm! […]

Good Morning – A poem about anxiety

  This week on the blog we’re sharing a poem about anxiety from our longtime community correspondent, Angela McCrimmon. I hope it brightens your Monday morning! Her words are below.   Good Morning Good morning, hello, yes how do you do? I believe we’ve already met, I’m the one who lives inside of you, Lest […]

Banksy Cut and Run exhibit at the GOMA

Mind Waves were lucky enough to receive a selection of free tickets to the Banksy Cut and Run exhibit at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow which is running until August 28th. The exhibition displays a collection of Banksy stencils ranging from 1998 to 2023 and are accompanied by captions and stories detailing Banksy’s career […]

I SING LIKE WHITMAN – A poem from Derek

This week on the blog we’re sharing another poem from our poetry and life writing workshop a few weeks ago. Derek wrote this poem in response to the prompt, ‘write a love letter to yourself’. He was inspired by Leaves of Grass, a long poem by Walt Whitman that we focused on in a previous […]

Warts and All: A poem from Sarah-Louise

This week, we’re sharing a poem written by Sarah-Louise Kelly. Sarah-Louise is a writer who co-facilitated a poetry workshop with us a few weeks ago as part of our workshop series in collaboration with Healthy Minds. Sarah-Louise led a discussion about boundaries, life-writing and vulnerability, and also came up with a creative prompt for our […]

Mind Waves monthly open mic at The Dream Machine!

2023 so far has been full of creativity and connection here at Mind Waves!  Thanks to funding from GCVS and NHS Healthy Minds, we’ve delivered creative workshops and courses open to anyone in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.   Our fantastic participants have collaborated on writing and performing their own songs, life writing, poetry, stories […]

A poem from Matt

This week on the blog we’re sharing a poem written by our Community Correspondent, Matt. This piece was written for a friend on his birthday, and is called Happy Birthday to Michael Williams. Matt was also kind enough to include the translation of this poem into Mandarin. His poem is below.  Happy Birthday to Michael […]

Songwriting and music workshops recap!

We’re officially midway through our series of summer workshops, funded by Healthy Minds anti-stigma fund. If you would like to learn more about the workshops, including information on how to sign up (it’s not too late!) then click here. For the past few weeks, we’ve been running songwriting and music sessions as part of our series […]