Solastalgia Workshop with Summer Auty hosted by Future Shed


March 1


10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Future Shed

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Future Shed Frome


Edventure Hub

Park Hill Drive, Frome, BA11 2LE

Frome, England, GB, BA11 2LE

On this Future Shed Friday, the Health & Wellbeing Network is hosting a workshop led by artist Summer Auty on Solastalgia

Solastalgia workshops are an opportunity to express feelings of eco-anxiety and eco-grief through creative activities and conversation.

The workshops are based around the idea that we must stop to reflect and grieve for our planet to be able to reach acceptance and restorative action. They are an opportunity to talk, listen and find support from others. The workshops use art practices and guided questions to explore these difficult emotions.

The questions that we will discuss are: how does climate change make you feel? And what do you want the future to be like?

The workshops are facilitated by practicing artist Summer Auty. Summer is based in North Devon and is the founder of Solastalgia Magazine, an environmental arts magazine that features a collection of creatives responding to climate change and celebrating the natural world.

What to expect:

– Creative activities with various art materials

– A welcoming space to explore how climate change is impacting your mental health

– Information about the terms eco-grief and solastalgia

– Time to listen and converse with people about their experiences of eco-anxiety and eco-grief

Important Information:

The purpose of this workshop is to create a space for people to share and express feelings of eco-grief through creative experimentation. Summer Auty is a practicing artist creating work based around the subject of eco grief and trauma. By participating in this workshop, you acknowledge that Summer Auty is not a licensed psychologist, medical doctor, or health care professional and her work does not replace the care of psychologists, doctors or other healthcare professionals. Solastalgia workshops are in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counselling, psychotherapy, mental health counselling, or any other type of psychotherapy or medical advice.

  • Limited spaces available – Please note these workshops are limited to groups of 8 people.
  • Not suitable for children, age 16+
  • Please only book if you live within a 12 mile radius of Frome Somerset

For more information about the workshop itself, contact

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Edventure’s Future Shed (Green & Healthy Frome) is hosting this workshop led by Summer as part of our activity programme focusing on health and climate.

This workshop is being hosted by Future Shed’s Health & Wellbeing Network, co-hosted with Kerry-Ann Peachey, a wellbeing practitioner based in Frome. Over 2024 we are running a series of practical sessions – some artistic, some on physical and mental wellbeing, some active – alongside discussion groups, about health and climate.

We welcome anyone who wants to connect around wellbeing and climate, including health and wellbeing practitioners and facilitators – anyone interested in how we can work together to address the health of ourselves and our planet.

We are a growing network of 40+ practitioners, wellbeing facilitators, health professionals and community connectors. You don’t need any specific skills, only the desire to grow a healthier greener community.

Future Shed is part of Green & Healthy Frome, a partnership programme of Edventure Frome, Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council taking action on health and climate funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.

Future Shed is part of Edventure Frome.

Future Shed is about ideas and connections, collectives and enterprise – we are cooking up ideas and ventures to make real change around climate and wellbeing. This is a space to meet up, connect and build relationships to effect change. Come with your own idea, or join someone else’s. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at, whether you’re already in the thick of a venture or just toying with an idea, or you’re passionate about making a difference but not sure where to start? Everyone’s welcome.

Further support from Future Shed on offer:

🌱 free 121 coaching from a qualified social enterprise coach with a wealth of experience of starting social enterprises and community projects in Frome and beyond.

🌱 free 121 support to access funding from a Frome-based professional fundraiser with 25 years experience of working on both sides of the fundraising fence.

🌱 making connections with others across Frome who are focusing on wellbeing and climate action, who could help you open new doors, learn new skills and move your idea on a step.

If you’d like more information about what the Future Shed offers, contact Sue via / 07434 898059.

Future Shed Friday sessions are hosted by Sue Palmer, Future Shed Lead.


The Welsh Mill Hub is Edventure’s professional shared workspace and community venue. It includes The Cave meeting room and Remakery Frome – a community workshop for fixers, makers and do-ers.

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