Worry disposal unit

Arts in health organisation Creativity Works has created a touring public art project giving the public the opportunity to write down and then shred their anxieties before the shredded paper is created into a large-scale public sculpture.

The Worry Disposal Unit is led by artist Megan Clark-Bagnall, and part of a range of new artistic commissions called PENTAGON: a commission of five new pieces of socially engaged art across Bath and North East Somerset – taking place in Twerton, Keynsham, Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Peasedown St John.

In Peasedown St John Brian the Butcher, Alison the Hairdresser and Wendy the Landlady have been witnessed on a parading local throne as artist Carrie Love asked everyday shoppers to take her to their local hero. A couple also nominated Nathan at Tesco “for always having something nice to say about everyone” and Eve at Coop “for always helping you save money on the bargains!” In Midsomer Norton, residents are about to embark on a two day live experiment in imaginary town planning: The Townarium. Other commissions include: Milling Around – an interactive windmill-inspired sculpture which involves the community of Twerton in designing and creating decorative aspects of a sculpture which will take permanent residence at Bath City Farm – and the Treasure Chest of Wonder – a series of myth and storytelling workshops taking place in libraries across Bath and North East Somerset.

Each initiative in PENTAGON takes inspiration from the five ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ as championed by the New Economics Foundation: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learning and Give.