Elland’s Happiness Lab

The first measure of happiness in a small town in the UK through the arts!

From November 2021 until August 2022, Elland’s Happiness Lab will explore what happiness means to the people of Elland through a programme of accessible creative activity. We’ll be dancing, writing, singing, walking, and more with the people of Elland and the surrounding areas. The Happiness Lab is for everyone – all ages, heritage backgrounds, life experiences, people who live here, people who work here, people who have newly discovered Elland!

Come and join us to explore what happiness means to you!

Join a class

Join us to get moving, express yourself, and catch up with friends.

Our classes programme is running throughout the project and is always open to new people. All sessions are either free or offered on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis so you can choose to donate if you’re able to. Classes currently on offer are:

Brews & Grooves – dance for people over 55

Rhythm & Brews – music and movement for all ages (returning Jan 2022)

Movement for Wellbeing Online – a movement session for all ages on Zoom

Dance for Wellbeing – a free dance session for public and voluntary sector workers

Happiness Lab Workshops

Monthly drop-in arts sessions for all ages – COMING JANUARY 2022

Creative activities for all the family – join us to draw, make, write, and explore your creativity in these relaxed sessions.

Workshops will be held on Saturday afternoons, once a month, from January to June 2022. There’ll be a different workshop on offer each time.

Join our mailing list to be the first to know when the activities are announced!

Children & Young People

Exploring what happiness means to the children and young people of Elland.

We’ll be working with Elland’s schools to hear from children and young people about happiness and how being creative makes them feel.

If you’d like your school to be involved let us know!

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A big thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this project.

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