2nd Edition! – The Leicester College Audio Yellow Book

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Congratulations to Leicester College Students Zehra Topbas, Dawid Mroz and Shaela Green! Their creativity has been selected to feature on the 2nd Edition of The Leicester College Audio Yellow Book which is available college wide for all students and staff to download for free.

Students and staff also have access to the wellbeing resource The Yellow Book. The online flipbook version mirrors up to the audio resource and contains national support signposting.

The assessment team of Emma Fay and Siyuan Ren had the challenging job of selecting just 3 images from all the wonderful entries. One was selected as cover art for The Leicester College Audio Yellow Book. Two more were selected for the songs that feature on the album.

The songs were developed from poems by Des Mannay ‘A Dream in the Storm’ and Stephanie Rose ‘This World’. These poems written from the focus of #IFeelBetterWhen feature in #TheYellowBook and were used to help inspire student creativity.

The Audio Yellow Book is a digital wellbeing resource, providing simple tools, practices, spoken word and music with the aim to help empower people in maintaining their health. As well as being able to download a free copy of the audio students and staff also have access to #TheYellowBook online Flipbook that mirrors up to it.

Thanks to all involved in the project! It’s been fantastic to work with Natalie Ventrone and the creative arts and media team at Leicester College.

Click the image below to see all the amazing entries that were submitted:

We extend a huge thank you to the assessment team for all their time with the pieces for The Leicester College Audio Yellow Book 2nd Edition:

“My paintings are often described by others as romantic and melancholy. Flowers are the constant subject of my art, and above all, my passion lies in painting peonies the national flower of China reflecting my deep love and nostalgia for the country of my birth.

Among all the different styles of Chinese painting, I like gongbi the most its fine and elegant strokes are perfect for portraying the delicate beauty of flowers. However, the extreme delicacy and meticulousness required in the gongbi technique also makes itself a test of patience and spiritual equilibrium such qualities are now rare to see in fast-paced modern society. I take joy from this trial every time when I paint, and experience it as a self-meditation, as a quiet respite from a hectic modern life. The traditional Four Treasures of the Study used in Chinese painting brush, ink, paper and ink stone creates a tangible atmosphere of Chinese culture no matter where I am. I feel I am on a life long mission to introduce classical Chinese art and culture to the world.”

Website – Siyuan Ren

“Working closely with rethinkyourmind Emma’s passion for wellbeing and Mental Health has led to creating pieces for the Yellow Book project and video artwork led by the winning entries for the ‘I Feel Better When’ campaign. Her latest project ‘Respire’, saw live artwork being created in public spaces, commissioned by Arts Council England, the University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and Kenilworth Arts Festival. These artworks explored Health and Wellbeing coming out of lockdowns, prompted by the idea of ‘Respire: recovery, hope, courage and strength after a period of difficulty.”

Website – Emma Fay

Click the image below to see all the amazing entries that were submitted: