There was a packed programme of activities, free taster sessions, performances and a VIP visitor at the inaugural Bootle Midsummer Arts Festival on Monday 24 June.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust welcomed visitors wanting to boost their health, wellbeing and learn more about what’s on offer at Mersey Care’s newest Life Rooms and their partner organisations.
During the morning there were taster courses for creative writing, drama and poetry, plus a range of community and arts groups will have information stands. Some joined in with an Arts and Crafts Group and made a Sefton Year of Friendship bracelet.
Footballer and local lad Jamie Carragher also came to see the work of the new Life Rooms Bootle. Throughout the afternoon there were performances of poetry, music, script reading and storytelling.
The Midsummer Arts Festival was hosted for the first time at The Life Rooms Bootle, St Winefride’s Campus, 68 Merton Road, Bootle L20 7AP – the centre is situated on the corner of Merton Road and Oriel Road.
A spokesman for Mersey Care said: “In recent years there has been a growing understanding of the impact that taking part in the arts can have on health and wellbeing.
“Here at The Life Rooms we want to raise awareness across the community of a range of creative activities, courses and support services that can actively contribute to recovery and reduce social isolation.
“We hope visitors will enjoy this arts event and an opportunity to take part in varied and creative activities, learn news skills, or witness the thought-provoking and entertaining creativity of others.”
For more details about the event, telephone The Life Rooms Bootle on 0151 330 6462.