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Platforms for all - arts

Arts and culture week

Friday 1 December

Platforms For All launch party
A special party to kick off Platforms For All with the opening of the Global Grooves art exhibition, the launch of our art competition, Art Workshop with Debs Taylor and live music. Plus, tea, coffee and Ashley’s homemade mince pies from the buffet bar.

Sunday 3 December

Arts and crafts workshop, 12pm to 2pm
Tap into your creative side or learn a new skill.

Monday 4 December

Pink Pig Sketch Your Journey, 8am to 10am
Grab a free sketch book on the station and share your drawings with @pinkpig_sketch with the hashtag #journeyshare. Winners get a personalised sketchbook with their own designs on the cover.

Financial support - drop in sessions, 11am to 2pm
Free advice on how to manage your money from Ostrich Community Money Support Services. Book in advance

Tuesday 5 December

Tameside Art Drummers, 12pm to 1pm
Get into the beat with an energetic performance from Tameside Arts Drummers in the station's buffet bar.

Stop loan sharking art workshop, 12pm to 4pm
Learn how to spot dodgy lenders in this creative workshop that uses art to tackle a difficult subject.

Wednesday 6 December

Pink Pig Sketch Your Journey, 8am to 10am
Grab a free sketch book on the station and share your drawings with @pinkpig_sketch with the hashtag #journeyshare. Winners get a personalised sketchbook with their own designs on the cover.

Thursday 7 December

Pink Pig Sketch Your Journey, 8am to 10am
Grab a free sketch book on the station and share your drawings with @pinkpig_sketch with the hashtag #journeyshare. Winners get a personalised sketchbook with their own designs on the cover.


Platforms for all - mental health and well being

Mental health and wellbeing week

Friday 8 December

Mental health drop in session, 11am to 2pm
Manage your mental health with free confidential advice from Debs Taylor.

Stop loan sharking art workshop, 2pm to 4pm
Learn how to spot dodgy lenders in this creative workshop that uses art to tackle a difficult subject.

Sunday 10 December

Mental health awareness creative workshop, 10am to 2pm
Explore your mental health in free poetry and creative writing workshops from Tameside Mind.

Make Your Own Badges
Boost your mental health in this creative badge making workshop.

Make Your Own Christmas decorations
Cut the cost of the festive season and get creative in this decoration workshop.

Monday 11 December

Fighting Fit, 9am to 11.30am
Jump start your health – a free 30 minute consultation with the Fighting Fit team community gym – Body composition, tailored nutrition and training advice. Book in advance.

Mental Health Awareness Creative Workshop, 9am to 1pm
Explore your mental health in free poetry and creative writing workshops from Tameside Mind.

Financial support workshop, 11am to 2pm
Free advice on how to manage your money from Ostrich Community Money Support Services. Book in advance

Reflexology, 9am to 11am
A free, 10 minute reflexology session with Maggie Varey from Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind. Reflexology is all about the senses, learn about pressure points and relaxation techniques to help you improve your own personal wellbeing with Maggie who is trained in reflexology and has had some fantastic feedback from her workshops. Book in advance.

Tuesday 12 December

Fighting Fit, 9am to 11.30am
Jump start your health – a free 30 minute consultation with the Fighting Fit team community gym – Body composition, tailored nutrition and training advice. Book in advance.

Cash Box Credit Union, 9am to 12pm
Learn how credit unions can help you save or provide you with a responsible loan.

Big Issue sellers, 8am to 10am and Big Issue Shop, 4pm to 6pm
Pick up a magazine on your way to work and pick up a gift on your way home.

Wednesday 13 December

Fighting Fit, 9am to 11.30am
Jump start your health – a free 30 minute consultation with the Fighting Fit team community gym – Body composition, tailored nutrition and training advice. Book in advance.

Big Issue sellers, 8am to 10am and Big Issue shop, 4pm to 6pm
Pick up a magazine on your way to work and pick up a gift on your way home.

Creative Writing and Crafts, 2pm to 6pm
Grab a pen and get in touch with your imagination or learn a new skill in this friendly workshop.

Reiki, 2pm to 6pm
Reduce your stress and increase your relaxation with this ancient Japanese technique that uses life force energy.

Thursday 14 December

Be Well Tameside, 9am to 12pm
Get some free advice from Tameside’s health champions on how to keep fit and well.

Fighting Fit, 9am to 11.30am
Jump start your health – a free 30 minute consultation with the Fighting Fit team community gym – Body composition, tailored nutrition and training advice. Book in advance.


Platform for all - Christmas week

Friday 15 December

Mental health awareness creative workshop, 1pm to 4pm
Explore your mental health in free poetry and creative writing workshops from Tameside Mind.

Be Well Tameside, 9am to 12pm
Get some free advice from Tameside’s health champions on how to keep fit and well.

Arts and crafts market
Pick up a last minute Christmas gift or treat yourself to a special present from local artists, Paper Tulips.

Sunday 17 December

Hogwarts Christmas with Father Christmas, 2pm to 4pm
Enjoy a magical Christmas experience for the whole family, with storytime with Father and gifts for children.

Arts and crafts market
Pick up a last minute Christmas gift or treat yourself to a special present from local artists, Paper Tulips.

Monday 18 December

Arts and crafts market
Pick up a last minute Christmas gift or treat yourself to a special present from local artists, Paper Tulips.

Financial support workshop, 11am to 2pm
Free advice on how to manage your money from Ostrich Community Money Support Services. Book in advance

Tuesday 19 December

Arts and crafts market
Pick up a last minute Christmas gift or treat yourself to a special present from local artists, Paper Tulips.

Indian Head, Neck or Back Massage, 10am to 12pm
Relieve stress and improve your health with this relaxing and reviving traditional technique that has been used in Indian for centuries. Half hour slots. Book in advance

Meditation Taster Sessions, 1pm to 2pm
Learn to meditate and get in touch with your inner self in this free workshop. Book in advance

Wednesday 20 December

Arts and crafts market
Pick up a last minute Christmas gift or treat yourself to a special present from local artists, Paper Tulips.

Thursday 21 December

Arts and crafts market
Pick up a last minute Christmas gift or treat yourself to a special present from local artists, Paper Tulips.

Friday 22 December

Children’s arts and crafts workshop
Creative fun for kids and those who are just kids at heart. Plus, the judging of the art competition.