Covid -19 has affected many people in so many ways throughout this year and some have lost loved ones, their health - both mental and physical, lost jobs, opportunities and future hopes, lost their confidence in connecting with others or even going outside the safety of their homes.
We have an amazing group of artists and makers that want to share their skills and experience with the community and help us all move forward whilst we are taking small steps to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. We will also have a support worker who will be able to help people share their stories and make referrals for specific support and advice.
We want to provide 24 free arts and crafts workshops for adults and children including batik, pottery, textiles, needle felting, silver and copper jewellery making, acrylics, glass fusing and acrylic painting to support the recovery of people in our community. By providing these activities we hope to build their confidence to reconnect, learn new skills, break isolation and loneliness, help them talk about their experiences and express their creativity.
We particularly want to support people who struggle financially and will also be supporting local artists and makers who will deliver these workshops