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16 Jan 2017

Kick start your New Year with wellbeing day at BMAG

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is helping visitors to banish the January blues and kick start the New Year with a positive outlook, with a day of free activities designed to support physical and mental health on Saturday 28th January.

The Be Well day at BMAG will take place in the Industrial Gallery from 11am – 3pm and will give the public the chance to make the most of the start of the New Year.

Visitors will be able to have health checks, enjoy holistic therapy tasters and head and hand massages. Families will also be able to take part in craft activities, ‘Glow For It!’ ten minute dance sessions with glow sticks, and pick up a ‘Mindful Museums’ wellbeing trail to take around the gallery, or use at home.

There will also be the chance to find out about a range of Birmingham organisations that support personal wellbeing including Birmingham Carers Hub, Birmingham Mind, Alzheimer’s Society, Aquarius, drug and alcohol support, Ageing Better, Wildlife Trust, Stroke Association and BVSC, promoting everything from healthy walks, volunteering and blood pressure checks.

If that wasn’t enough visitors can pick up a healthy salad at the Edwardian Tearooms and continue the positivity at home by buying a mindfulness colouring book at the BMAG shop.

Rosie Barker, Community Engagement Team Leader at Birmingham Museums Trust, said: “The start of a new year is always a great time to try new activities and find new ways to make sure you’re leading a happy life. Thanks to our partners you’ll be able to try some fantastic activities and get expert advice. Research shows that just visiting museums can make you happy, so why not join us on the 28th January?”

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For more information please contact:
Zoe Turton, PR Officer on 0121 348 8281 or press.office@birminghammuseums.org.uk
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Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust is an independent charity that manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It uses the collection of around 800,000 objects to provide a wide range of arts, cultural and historical experiences, events and activities that deliver accessible learning, creativity and enjoyment for citizens and visitors to the city. Most areas of the collection are designated as being of national importance, including the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. Attracting over 1 million visits a year, the Trust’s venues include Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle. For more information, head to www.birminghammuseums.org.uk.

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