Jack is a life size, three dimensional cloth figure: and a man in his own right!
Jack has a head where you can place questions or thoughts, anatomically features such as men's reproductive organs, his own wardrobe and a series of workshops exploring health and wellbeing. He is a creative resource for men with learning disabilities, approaching issues such as healthy living, friendships and relationships, talking about feelings, sex, sexuality and sexual rights. Jack also uses drama scenarios to explore a range of different issues in a men only setting. Jack has been created by Them Wifies: an arts organisation based in Newcastle that utilises the arts for change, wellbeing and social inclusion. He is a project strand to Josephine, a life size cloth figure that has been working with women with a learning disability since 2004. Jack will be running 2 more Jack courses this year and would love to hear from men with learning disabilities living or working in Newcastle or Gateshead who would be interested in finding out more.
For more info contact Claire Murphy-Morgan, on 0191 261 9923 or visit the website www.themwifies.org.uk.