Creative Employment Programme

As the evenings get that little bit lighter, here at Suffolk Artlink we’re beginning to feel buds of new growth unfurling.

In addition to a trip to the House of Commons to hear the case for cultural learning, we’re excited to be developing a new intergenerational project in Lowestoft alongside Suffolk Museums and in partnership with local schools and care homes.  We’re looking forward to seeing what blooms from our efforts later in the year and in the meantime, wish you a great month ahead.

Hayley & Alex, Co-Directors, Suffolk Artlink

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New Creative Company arts workshops for family carers in Stowmarket

We’ve launched four new Creative Company sessions for people who care for an adult family member in and around Stowmarket.

Designed to offer adult family carers a chance to take part in a bit of relaxing and sociable fun, the next session is on Thursday 16th February. Read more.

New report highlights the importance of cultural learning

Suffolk Artlink Co-director, Alex Casey, found herself at the House of Commons for the launch of the Cultural Learning Alliance commissioned Imagine Nationreport highlighting the value of cultural learning for young people.

Rubbing shoulders with Darcey Bussell and Grayson Perry, Alex heard the report’s key findings. Read more.

Clown Doctors spotted in action!

Ever wondered what our clown doctors get up to on their rounds? Thanks to Aimee May for sharing with us a video of Dr Christobell Mischief bringing a smile to her daughter’s face after a spot of surgery at Colchester General Hospital.

Head to our Facebook page to take a look at the film, and why not ‘like’ us when you’re there for regular updates from Suffolk Artlink? Watch the video

Meet the artist – Chris Draude

This month we’d like to introduce you to the originator of our ever popular Clown Round project. Often seen conducting her rounds in hospital children’s wards, Chris loves nothing more than to bring a bit of creativity infused joy to young patients and their families in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Read more.

A message from our friends:

Our friends at Reminiscence Network East are offering a FREE workshop:

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Museum
British Schools Museum, Hitchin
27th March, 10am – 3.30pm
What can museums do to make their buildings, facilities and activities accessible to people with dementia, their families and carers?

Visit the Reminiscence Network East website for more information.

We’d like to thank Spadge Hopkins from Framlingham Big Pencil Art Project for his generous donation towards our JumpstART arts training courses for people with learning disabilities.  If you’re inspired to help us change more lives by fundraising for Suffolk Artlink, we’d love to hear from you.

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