A community event taking place this month will put Cornwall on the map during a national initiative.

Taking place from May 20-26, national ‘Creativity and Wellbeing Week’ brings together organisations and initiatives from across the country, highlighting the wealth of opportunities offered by the creative sector and their benefits.

‘Trovya’, which means ‘discover’ in Cornish, will take place at Redruth Library on Monday May 20 from 9:30am-12:30pm, organised by Arts Well.

Visitors will be able to meet the Arts Well CIC team, discover the benefits of creativity on wellbeing, chat and enjoy a creative activity in the welcoming setting of Redruth Library.

Trovya will enable people to engage in an imaginative workshop and find out about other creative opportunities happening in the local area throughout the year, with packs available to take away filled with info, research links, resources and bitesize activities to try at home.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is an annual event showcasing the benefits that creativity can have on wellbeing.

It is run in partnership between London Arts in Health Forum and The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and is a platform for organisations across the country to promote the range of arts-based activities they have available and to highlight their impact.

Vicki Bampfield-Hammond, programme coordinator for Arts Well, said: “As well as a chance to meet people and talk about the many physical and mental health benefits of creative pursuits, at Trovya we will launch a creative challenge that will run for the week via Redruth Library and Arts Well’s social media, and hopefully other libraries in Cornwall.

“We hope that people will take up the challenge and get involved – during this national week, but also continuing with creative activities afterwards.”