Storytelling classes

Storytelling lessons, board games and a book club are now offered at the new Northampton Wellness Center

The new well-being center of the Abbaye de Delapré offers a full program of activities starting this month.

Delapré Wellbeing is a new wellness center designed to empower city dwellers to take control of their health and wellbeing through cultural experiences, events, classes and more.

Above all, all activities have been suggested and designed by members of the community – and are open for reservations and registrations now.

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The new well-being center of the Abbaye de Delapré offers a full program of activities starting this month.

Delapré Wellbeing Co-Creation Steering Group Member Meena Puaar said, “It’s about wellbeing – led by the community, for the community.

“There is a real sense of joy with spring coming in the air. We are reconnecting post Covid. This program is a bit like a caterpillar emerging from a butterfly cocoon. Come, join us, get involved .”

Delapré Wellbeing is based on Action for Happiness’ “Ten Keys to a Happier Life” and is one of 37 projects across the country to receive funding from the Thriving Communities Fund. The fund was created to help communities solve the problems they are facing as a result of Covid-19.

The project is a collaboration between Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, Action for Happiness Northamptonshire, Warts and All Theatre, The General Practice Alliance Federation, Northampton Leisure Trust, Northamptonshire Sport and the University of Northampton.

Meena added: “We are a group of people who live locally and care and love everything that happens here.

“We’ve thought about the things people love to do and are excited to unveil our diverse program. It’s for people of all skills, backgrounds and abilities.”

These events will run through May. Choose from the following proposals and register to guarantee your place:

Get out of the house, meet new people and express your opinions and emotional reactions to the book chosen by your community. Participate as little or as much as you want.

Tickets are on a ‘pay what you decide’ basis, with a suggested donation of £2.

Snakes and Lattes board game cafeEvery Monday until May 23, 12-2 p.m.

Bring an old favorite to share with new people or choose from the selection of games on offer. Relax and reconnect as you spend time rolling dice, climbing ladders and having fun.

Tickets are on a ‘pay what you decide’ basis, with a suggested donation of £2.

Want to feel heard and represented in an authentic way? Need help finding the words to convey how you want to be seen? Join other creatives and explore the diverse ways you can tell your story – fact or fiction – through social media, journaling, blog posts, poetry and everything in between.

Tickets are based on a ‘pay what you decide’ principle, with a suggested donation of £5.

Forget the stress and come to the ‘Laugh it Off’ workshop. This session is led by laughter therapist Ishi Khan and is sure to put a smile on your face.

Tickets are based on a ‘pay what you decide’ principle, with a suggested donation of £5.

There are just days left for people to get involved in a new community arts project, which will bring together individual experiences of the pandemic for a dramatic display in the grounds of the Abbey.