creative workshops

As we write, autumn is sweeping across the East and the crunch of leaves underfoot begins to signal a time for rest and renewal. It seems the perfect moment to announce the growth of our Around the Table programme which, from next month, will provide respite and inspiration to even more family carers. We’re also loving getting out and about in the burnished countryside as part of our new rural arts programme for older people, Make, Do & Friends, which launched this month.

And as we continue to celebrate 10 years of our Clown Round project, we’re on the hunt for a new team member to manage the project.  More on this, and from one of our longest serving Clown Doctors, below.

Wishing you a colourful and creative autumn,

Hayley & Alex, Co-Directors

New Around the Table Workshops announced

After a successful pilot year, we are thrilled to announce that our Around the Table project is growing!

As well as continuing to offer monthly sessions in Lowestoft, we are now expanding the project to also offer family carers in Claydon, Ipswich a chance to explore food, creativity and culture with like-minded people in regular half day workshops. Read more about the new workshops here.

New Make, Do & Friends creative get-togethers

New Make, Do & Friends creative get-togethers announced for Westhorpe

Our two-year programme of arts events and creative workshops for older people got off to a great start in Needham Market this month, and continues in Westhorpe, where where we invite you to join us for a series of four creative workshops themed around ‘The Hedgerow’ and designed to celebrate our beautiful autumnal countryside. Read more about our new creative get-togethers in Westhorpe.

We’re looking for a new Project Officer

There are just a few days left to apply to join our team as a Project Officer. You’ll be managing our Clown Round programme, which brings joy to children and young people in hospitals and hospices in the East.

18 hours per week. £26,216.23 pro rata based on a full time week of 37.5 hours. The application deadline is noon on Monday 29th October. Read more about the role and how to apply.

Meet the Artist: Filomena Cristallino

This autumn we are celebrating 10 years of Clown Round, so it’s the perfect time to introduce you to Filomena, one of our amazing Clown Doctors. Fil has been with us from the very start of the project back in 2008 and as well as changing lives through her art, it’s great to hear that being a Clown Doctor has also changed hers! Read the interview with Filomena Cristallino.

Winter exhibition raises funds for Suffolk Artlink

A forthcoming exhibition taking place 16 – 18 November, near Bury St Edmunds, will be raising money for Suffolk Artlink.

The Heart of Suffolk Winter Exhibition shows the work of fourteen artists and craftspeople with studios in the heart of Suffolk, taking inspiration from our beautiful surroundings. Their work includes paintings, ceramics and jewellery. Read more about the Winter Exhibition

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