family carers workshops

Suffolk Artlink have announced that free creative workshops for family carers in Lowestoft will continue.

After a successful first year, Suffolk Artlink have programmed a new series of sessions as part of the arts charity’s Around the Table project.

The project offers adults who care for an adult family member in Lowestoft a chance to explore food, creativity and culture with like-minded people in regular half day workshops.

The new creative workshops are free of charge and will take place at the Kirkley Centre, Lowestoft.

They will be led by a rich variety of experienced chefs, foodies and artists.  Forthcoming sessions include:

Thursday 17th January 2019, 10am – 12.30pm: Get creative with Vietnamese chef Jaki  Clibbon and film maker Lewis Wickwar.

Thursday 14th February 2019, 10am – 12.30pm:Get creative with cook Lindsay Wright and food photographer Jemma Watts.

Thursday 14th March 2019, 10am – 12.30pm: Reducing Waste Using Leftovers. With chef Lola De Mille. Reduce your waste and food bills by knowing what to cook with seasonal produce, leftovers, and swapping meat for more ethical (and cheaper!) ingredients without compromising on flavour.

Previous workshops have proved a huge success.

Claire, a family carer, said of the sessions: “Really enjoyed it, learning something new. I wouldn’t normally get the chance to meet other adult carers.”

Janet, another family carer, added: “Really interesting food – I enjoyed making it. I forgot all my problems when soooo involved.’

Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few of the workshops as they are able. No experience is necessary and reasonable travel costs can be provided.

The Kirkley Centre can be found at 54 London Rd S, Lowestoft NR33 0AZ (see note 1 for accessibility).

To book onto any of the workshops, or to find out more, please contact Kasia Don-Daniel, [email protected] / 01986 873955.

Places are limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.


1. Kirkley Centre is situated within walking distance of the train station, town centre and beach front, the centre is disabled friendly, with a portable induction loop. All rooms are fully accessible with a lift to the first floor and disabled toilets on each floor.

2. Suffolk Artlink is a participatory arts charity. We develop and deliver inclusive arts programmes in communities that bring skills, support networks, confidence and joy to people in the East.  

Our creative projects aim to help people transform their lives through the arts, and are delivered in places including community centres, hospitals and hospices, residential homes, refuges and schools.

Our work is led by experienced arts practitioners, encompassing a rich variety of art forms, and is delivered in close partnership with care, education, voluntary and community organisations.

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