Cultural Prescription

The University Cultural Partners – Museums, Libraries, Laidlaw Music Centre and Byre Theatre – have teamed up to run a programme of Cultural Prescriptions, to help support your wellbeing.

Now more than ever it’s important to take time for your wellbeing, connect to others, and to St Andrews. If you want to try something new and creative, Cultural Prescription might be for you.

Art and Mind with Museums
Wardlaw Museum
Getting to grips with something new and creative is good for our mental health regardless of skill level. Use different artistic techniques inspired by the museum collection to connect to heritage, reflect, and practice mindfulness. All skills and abilities are welcome, no experience necessary.

Singing for Wellbeing with Music
Laidlaw Music Centre
Discover and develop your voice through this relaxing and uplifting singing group. Connect with others and let the transformative power of music bring some mindful moments to your life. No previous experience of singing or the ability to read music is necessary.

Golden Time with the Byre Theatre
Byre Theatre
Golden Time is a group for creative exploration within theatre and movement. Sessions will be based around theatrical improvisations and games, offering you an opportunity to explore your creativity; to engage with your emotions and find out the stories your body wants to tell.
The sessions will be facilitated by Noah Tomson, a physical performer and musician with a particular interest in storytelling and clown. All are welcome, no experience is necessary!

This semester, we will be offering the following workshops on the Cultural Prescription programme:
Tuesday 26th October, 2-3pm – Art and Mind
Wednesday 27th October, 7:30- 8:30pm– Golden Time
Tuesday 2nd November, 2-3pm – Singing for Wellbeing
Wednesday 3rd November, 7:30- 8:30pm– – Golden Time
Tuesday 9th November, 2-3pm – Art and Mind
Wednesday 10th November, 7:30- 8:30pm – Golden Time
Tuesday 16th November, 2-3pm – Singing for Wellbeing
Wednesday 17th November, 7:30- 8:30pm – Golden Time
Tuesday 23rd November, 2-3pm – Art and Mind
Wednesday 24th November, 7:30- 8:30pm – Golden Time
Tuesday 30th November, 2-3pm – Singing for Wellbeing
Wednesday 1st December, 7:30- 8:30pm – Golden Time

You can access the programme via signposting from Student Services or by directly requesting a place by email to Eilidh Lawrence (erml@st-andrews.ac.uk) and Ellen Thomson (eef1@st-andrews.ac.uk). Please feel free to get in touch with Eilidh and Ellen if you would like any further information.