A Suffolk-based arts charity has announced a new programme of free creative get-togethers to support family carers, starting this month.
Suffolk Artlink will be building on their successful ‘Around the Table’ project as they extend their programme into 2020 in Lowestoft and Ipswich as well as adding two new venues in Bury St Edmunds and Halesworth.
People caring for an adult family member are invited to attend free creative and social events led by a rich variety of experienced chefs, foodies and artists.
During the two-hour sessions, carers will be given an opportunity to take part in activities including cooking world cuisine, ceramics, foraging, photography and poetry.
Kasia Don-Daniel, Suffolk Artlink Project Officer, explains: “We know that taking part in a creative activity provides respite, a refreshing change and renewed inspiration in daily life. Our experienced session leaders give carers the opportunity to try new creative activities, gain fresh inspiration whilst spending time with other family carers in a welcoming and friendly environment.”
Kirsten, a family carer, said of a previous session: “Such a perfect morning. Lovely to learn about new ingredients and how to cook Sri Lankan food. Also always so good to be with others that are carers.”
The sessions are delivered monthly in each location until autumn 2020, please visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk for the full programme of events and venue details.
Carers are welcome to attend as many or as few of the workshops as they are able. No experience is necessary and travel costs can be provided.
The new creative programme is made possible thanks to generous funding from National Lottery Awards For All, Suffolk Carers Fund, Scarf Charitable Trust and Ganzoni Charitable Trust.
To book onto any of the sessions, 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.
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.
Registered charity number: 1110898
Company number: 053548448
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