Generating Opportunity CIC, using the medium of Art to promote Inclusion and Diversity
Generating Opportunity CIC
Everyone has a story to tell. Reminiscing about positive recollections, people and places is a natural thing to do and creates strong connections between people.
Whatever age we are, we all have memories of birthdays, favourite foods and entertainments, Christmas and Hogmanay traditions, shopping, holidays, dancing, sports, local bands, scouts and brownies, party tunes, TV programmes (who remembers Top Cat?), special moments and milestones.
All of these can be great conversation starters and starting points for stories, reflections and poetry. You might be surprised how your stories can inspire, inform and engage wider audiences. Some of our participants have been reminiscing about memorable moments using our Warming Up Your Words activities. Here is a lovely selection of their work.
Some of our participants have been reminiscing about memorable moments using our Warming Up Your Words activities. Here is a lovely selection of their work.
You’re very nice.
Calin Mo Ruinsa
My baby boy
Kevin my son
The warm sun
My fantastic family
Somebody wants a hug
Seeing your family
Going on holiday
Passing an exam
Birdies building nests
Out in the garden
Cuddles from Dolly
Doing the job
Ruby the dog
Talking to people
My favourite childhood memory is easy for me…every Easter we walked to the park and rolled our Easter eggs. We met our relatives there and all of our eggs were decorated the way we wanted. It was Victoria Park, down from Partick. We had an egg rolling contest; you always ended up eating the egg!
Did you know that Patsy will be 21 next week? It seems like yesterday that we went on holiday to Largo. Remember when Granny came to stay?
My favourite childhood memory was playing bowls with Susan and Paul.
I enjoyed playing at the beach as a wee boy. I liked playing cricket with my friends.
I remember when I was little, there was only certain times we would be together. Did you know I really liked gardening? I looked forward to Spring – it was a new beginning. We used to paint our Easter eggs with faces on them.
My strongest memory of my hometown was visiting Kelvingrove Park. We looked at models of men in armour. If you looked closely at the design it shows human beings on the chest plate.
The visit to the park was a great adventure and we would have a wee bit of money to spend on sweets. We would wander round and go to the art galleryand look at the big picturesand model ships. There was a whole dinosaur at the front which used to frighten us!
The museum was a big attraction