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Launch of joint magazine project!

4 Feb 2022

Yes to Life and Artlift are delighted to launch a joint project piloting a new magazine by and for people living with and beyond cancer and those professionals who care for them.

Are you living with or beyond cancer?

Do you work with people who have/ have had cancer?

Do you write, make, paint or draw, make videos?

Are you a cancer health professional who would like to help us mould this exciting new venture?

We are planning two pilot editions of a hard copy and on-line magazine in 2022 that will explore the benefits of an integrative and creative approach to living with cancer. It will feature a range of creative responses, expert information and interviews in each themed edition.

We will be looking for contributions whether that’s a poem, short story, visual images of sculptures, crafted work, paintings /drawings or even short videos. So, watch out for the call.

A Creative Editor and professional artist (led by a Steering Group of people with lived experience of cancer and cancer professionals) will curate creative material invited from Yes to Life and Artlift’s Gloucestershire cancer networks and communities.

Philip Booth, Yes to Life’s Wigwam Cancer Support Group Coordinator, who sits on the Steering Group, said: “Giving a voice to those living with and beyond cancer and facilitating dialogue between patients and professionals, the magazine will be stunning to look at and inspiring to read.”

“A picture can paint a thousand words – it is such a powerful way of enabling people to help change the conversations around cancer, to help make talking about cancer less taboo and sharing experiences to help people feel less alone. “

We so look forward to hearing from people interested in supporting this venture.

The project is funded by National Lottery Awards for All. If you are interested in contributing creatively or joining the Steering Group, please contact Helen Crocker at helen@artlift.org

Artlift https://artlift.org/ is a Gloucestershire based specialist creative health charity co-producing projects and courses for people living with mental health challenges, long-term chronic pain and/or who are living with or moving on from cancer.