Thanks to sponsorship from local and national organisations, we are able to deliver creative workshops to community groups, charities and care homes in and around our two bases in the North West and Mid Wales.
We create art sessions that are structured as group activities in which every person can participate together, or individually, dependant upon how they feel. We believe community-led projects which enable direction and leadership from all participants in order to give maximum benefit and positive outcomes to every group.
With funding from The National Lottery we have transformed a Health and Wellbeing Hub in Blacon, Chester from a stark white shell into an inspirational and creative space, with Art on the walls made by individuals and groups who attend our free Art & Craft sessions every Tuesday.
We also received help from The Woodward Charitable Trust to go towards the costs of transforming the outside wall into a bright and colourful space where people can add their own colourful doodles...
Over the lockdown in Winter 2021, we ran an online poetry workshop. The group met once a week for 8 weeks, to share their thoughts on poems, before creating some of their own work. The sessions gave a chance to participants to meet new people, be creative and discuss feelings and emotions.
By the end of the course, the group had created their own pieces, including poems they have written together.
We have since created and published our own anthology, called 'Small Pleasures'.