Next week a Suffolk arts charity will begin running free creative workshops for people who care for an adult family member in Ipswich.
After a successful pilot earlier this year, Suffolk Artlink are now offering adult family carers in Ipswich a chance to explore food, creativity and culture with like-minded people in regular half day workshops.
The sessions are part of the arts charity’s Around the Table project, which began in Lowestoft last year.
The new creative workshops are free of charge and will take place at the Claydon Suffolk Family Carers Hub.
They will be led by a rich variety of experienced chefs, foodies and artists. Forthcoming sessions include:
Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.30am – 1pm: Create ‘foodie gifts’, perfect for stocking fillers with chef Lola De Mille. Learn how to make homemade cheese, crackers, pickles and sweet treats.
Thursday 10th January 2019, 10.30am – 1pm: The group will be creating together with print maker, Vicky Johnson and Brazilian foodie Daniella Paiva,
Thursday 28th February 2019, 10.30am – 1pm: Create your own personal recipe for a flavoured ‘quick’ bread whilst exploring the symbology and poetry of bread with Leo Burtin.
Previous workshops have proved a huge success.
Claire, a family carer, said of the sessions: “I learnt so much and really enjoyed meeting everyone. Yummy food too!”
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 Claydon Suffolk Family Carers Hub can be found at 1 Old Ipswich Road, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 0AJ (see note 1 for accessibility).
A full timetable of workshops can be found at www.suffolkartlink.org.uk.
Sessions are free, but places are limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.