Art & Soul are Listening

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Art & Soul are a user-led arts group that work under the ethos of Art for Wellbeing, which is a creative development programme focused on working with adults with mental health experiences.

The group work with Cartwheel Arts to develop artistic skills and explore ways to improved wellbeing through their own artistic practice. They are a diverse and exciting mix of talented artists who share their experiences in the hope of reaching others who may benefit from creating art for their wellbeing.


“Listen to the ancestors, to spirit, to the trees, to the animals. Listen to all those forces that come and speak to us”

– Sobonfu Somé (African Wisdom for Every Day)


With funding and support from the Emotional Health & Wellbeing Network (Rochdale), Art & Soul have spent 8 weeks exploring the theme of Listening. The pieces created encapsulate listening from within as a meditative practice as well as listening to our favourite music that moves and invigorates us.

Listening is a huge part of our work and mental health in general. Being listened to and listening to one another can have a transformative impact on our wellbeing.

An exhibition of Art & Soul's work is now showing in Heywood Sports Village foyer until July 2022.

Art & Soul are Listening

News 13 January 2022
Welcome to Cartwheel's new Director!
Welcome to Cartwheel's new Director!

Cartwheel Arts, are today announcing the appointment of their new Director, Hebe Reilly. Hebe leaves her role as Engagement Manager at The Lowry in Salford to lead Cartwheel Arts. Hebe has a track record of delivering large scale, participatory arts programmes, that support the health and wellbeing of communities, both within Greater Manchester and internationally. 

News 01 June 2021
The Poetry Miles
The Poetry Miles

Creative conversations with three communities across Rochdale - Deeplish, Langley and Darnhill. Collaborative poems jet-washed on to the streets, creating an immersive arts experience that the public can walk along. 

News 22 May 2018
Volunteers' Week
Volunteers' Week

For Volunteers Week 2018 we’re holding an open day for everyone interested in our current volunteer roles!

It will take place on Tuesday 5th June between 1-4pm at our office in Heywood

Cartwheel Arts
110 Manchester Street
OL10 1DW


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