Wednesday, 19 December 2018

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Bridging Arts.
The past 12 months have been action-packed and fantastic. We have worked with so many people in this country and in France.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part, listened, watched, played, inspired and generally supported us. We couldn’t have done it without you and it has been enormously worthwhile. We’re looking forward to keeping in touch!
We like Caspar David Friedrich’s painting which so famously captures the spirit of Christmas.
It’s about looking beyond the ordinary for hidden meaning. And it celebrates the human spirit.
So here's to a brilliant 2019.



So here’s to a brilliant 2019.

Monday, 17 December 2018

A snapshot of 'dancercise' ...

Simone Sistarelli showing an ultra stable way of balancing the body
'Dancercise' is hard to say.... but the clue is in the name. Here are some photos of a recent session at the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith, London with dancer Simone Sistarelli who inspired the Elders' group.  This was a way of brightening up the day if everything seemed miserable, Simone said.
"I don't want to be cheese-y but movement can make you happy. We're going to go crazy and TAKE the happiness! We're going to learn how to move and also transferring skills to everyday life." 
Simone demonstrated and led the group with some very simple movements that people could use to keep fit but also have fun. Movements you could of course use to dance - which everyone ended up doing at the end.
We're lucky to have funding from Localgiving's Magic Grants to organise this very popular activity. Simone will be holding another session at the Masbro Centre in January.