Award winning ‘Dwell Time’ has gained funding from the rail industry to produce a second edition.
The publication, which received first place at the ACORP Community Rail Awards for the Best Permanent and Large Project, was launched in March 2019 and features art, poetry and writing about mental wellbeing and is distributed primarily along the Penistone Line as well as nationally and internationally.
Dwell Time also has an art trail at the railway stations along the picturesque railway line between Huddersfield and Sheffield. The contributions that are included in Dwell Time are submitted through an international open call and are also produced in local workshops run by the artist team.
Founders and producers of Dwell Time, artists Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama, along with their partners at Penistone Line Partnership (PLP), are delighted to have been backed by Department for Transport, Association of Community Rail Partnership (ACORP), CrossCountry and Northern.
“Our aim is for the publication to raise awareness about mental wellbeing through the creative expression of the people who have a story to tell and that may then benefit others in some way by reading it. We want to platform the brilliant work we’ve received about this still-taboo subject - so we can all learn from each other and know we’re not alone in having what are actually very common issues.” commented Alice Bradshaw, Creator of Dwell Time.
Rowena Chantler, Community Rail Officer at Penistone Line Partnership adds: “Penistone Line Partnership are very proud to be supporting the second issue of Dwell Time. The first issue was very well received and we look forward to building awareness of mental health further within the Rail Industry and with rail passengers.”
Details of how to contribute to the second issue of Dwell Time can be found on the Dwell Time website: https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/open-call/