Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures present: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE SAINSBURY INSTITUTE: FROM NARA TO NORWICH MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 MAY at THE FORUM “2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. To celebrate, we will […]

ART SESSIONS During the run of the Heritage For Wellbeing Exhibition this week at the Great Yarmouth Library, there will be daily art sessions between 11.00 and 12.00. Materials provided. The exhibition is at Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH. Image by Rob Fairclough.

An advocacy and information tool for social prescribers, produced by creative health consultant Helen Shearn as part of our work with the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme. The digest was launched at our successful Wellbeing Festival in Thetford on 13th March.

The Association of Mental Health Providers produced this film about our Archaeology for Wellbeing programme at Warham Iron Age Fort. The excavation was led by Dr Andy Hutcheson from the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, University of East Anglia. Special thanks to artist and photographer Rob Fairclough.

By Laura DrysdaleDirector, The Restoration Trust The Restoration Trust is a charity organisation based in Norfolk and Waveney supporting people with mental health issues through building effective partnerships across heritage, culture, arts, health and social care. Our work involves people living with mental health challenges, facilitating their connection with our local and national heritage. What […]

Between Monday 10 and Friday 31 July, The Restoration Trust was one of the participating community groups in an archaeological study of Warham Camp in North Norfolk. The project was led by members of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts. The intention of the dig was to establish exactly when the Iron […]

Friday 20 October If you would like to attend this meeting of the N&W Arts and Health Collaborative, you can get a FREE ticket via the Eventbrite link here. The meeting has been set up so attendees can get updates on progress, projects and networking opportunities regionally.

STAY IN TOUCH is an online drop-in culture therapy group for everyone who is, or has, been a member of a Restoration Trust project. Contact Laura Drysdale at: [email protected] SIT meets fortnightly on Zoom. Meetings are facilitated by artist and musician Ian Brownlie, by an interesting expert or creative, or by a member of the […]

Are you an arts organisation looking to connect with your local community? Or part of a creative group wanting to connect with arts organisations? Then this is for you! “Creative Lives is a national charity that champions community and volunteer-led creative activity, and works to improve opportunities for everyone to be creative. We’re currently working […]

The Restoration Trust formed in April 2014 as a Community Organisation, with a mission to bridge the gap between cultural and health/social organisations. Laura Drysdale (Director) knew from supporting people with mental health problems for Homegroup and Julian Support that socially isolated and marginalised people often have cultural and creative enthusiasms, which connect them to the outside world and […]