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Nature, creativity and coaching

Nature, creativity and coaching

Lunchtime Talks


Please note: This event ended on 22 July 2022

This Lunchtime Talk is about the science of what being outdoors brings to our mental health and creativity, the stories and work that emanate from such experiences, and how we can bring more of it all into our lives. Roy Kareem will introduce the concepts, theories and practical examples of how being in natural spaces makes us happier and healthier, from the concept of biophilia to forest bathing, Attention Restoration Theory, and the 'Nature Pyramid'.

Roy Kareem is currently the Director of Bright Green Future - an environmental leadership programme for 16-19 year olds based at the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol, that aims to diversify those choosing professions that make a positive environmental impact. He is an alumni of the Black and Green Ambassadors for Bristol programme, the creator of the Park Life podcast series, and is currently one of the hosts of the Rise Up breakfast show on Ujima FM. Roy is a qualified teacher and Forest School Leader and currently serves as a Trustee for the Bristol and Bath Park Foundation as well being on the board of Bristol City Council's One City Environment Board.

Open Studio Fridays

From 10:00 - 17:00 you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.

Where to find us

The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio, which is in the Watershed building. The Studio is just beyond the Café & Bar, turn right and then go down the corridor to your left (where the toilets are). The double doors here will be open, go all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.