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As spring warms our world, and bulbs and blossom begin to emerge, we are delighted to announce the continued growth of our Around the Table project for family carers, which features some foraging sessions later in the year. We’ve also started to see our Little Beats programme blooming, in the form of Tom’s Tot Rock sessions, and can’t wait to resume planning our community arts project for residents in Kirkley, which forms part of this year’s First Light Festival.

Let’s hope this is the beginning of lots more growth, colour and joy for us all in the coming months!

Alex & Hayley, Co-Directors

Around the Table

Making space for more carers Around the Table

Thanks to funding provided by Arts Council England and Suffolk Carers Fund, we have been able to extend our programme of free creative get-togethers for family carers across Suffolk, led by a rich variety of experienced chefs, foodies and artists. As well as our usual locations, we’re heading to Stowmarket. Read more about future Around the Table sessions.

Tom gets pre-school tots rocking!

Tom gets pre-school tots rocking!

We’ve been delighted to see some of the results of our Little Beats’ project this month, following a creative partnership with Suffolk Libraries.

Regular visitors to Great Cornard Library’s music sessions for pre-school children may have spotted that ‘Tom’s Tot Rock’ sessions have had a makeover. Read more about Little Beats.

Bringing creativity to Kirkley during First Light Festival

Bringing creativity to Kirkley during First Light Festival

This month, we are really excited to start working with the Kirkley Centre, First Light Festival and The Third Person – artists Kasia Posen and Carrie Phoenix – on a project to engage the Kirkley community in this year’s First Light Festival.

Our artists are currently developing ways to reach, and connect local groups together through participating in art. Read more about our Kirkley project.

Around the Table

Get creative at home

As part of our rural arts program, Make, Do & Friends, we’re offering a regular series of self-directed creative activities you can do at home. The programme is aimed at older people in rural Suffolk, but the activities are suitable for everyone, everywhere!

Why not make your next walk a tactile one? Instructions for this, and links to many more creative activities can be found here. 

Over the past year we have heard so many accounts of how creativity and connecting with others has continued to bring joy and comfort to so many during this time of challenge and isolation. By making a donation towards our work, you will be giving the much-needed gift of creativity and company this spring!

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