HELMSLEY Walled Garden is hosting a course in Creativity and Mindfulness next weekend.

The courses will be run by Dr Lauri Bower, of York MBSR, and Helmsley Walled Garden’s artist-in-residence Clare Belbin on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, from 9.30am to 4.40pm. Participants can book for Saturday only or both days. There is also a longer course running for eight weeks starting on September 26.

Courses are open to all, no experience is needed and all levels of creativity are welcome.

Dr Bower said: “These courses are suitable for anyone who wishes to explore mindfulness as a fresh approach to creativity. Tuition is provided in mindfulness as well as the craft skills of drawing and poetry.”

Tricia Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, said: “We are delighted to be the setting for these special courses here at Helmsley Walled Garden. Dr Bower and Clare Belbin have created a unique way of looking at creativity that simply did not exist before. We hope that people will feel inspired to explore and develop their creativity in this very special garden.”

For more information, phone 01439 771427 or go to the website at www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk