social isolation

Crafting Relationships

Crafting Relationships, our intergenerational strand of work, has been running since 2012. Most of our current work is as a delivery partner, together with emh homes, on our local Big Lottery Funded, Ageing Better project Leicester Ageing Together. Scroll through the photos below to get an overview of all the different projects!   Spinney Hills …

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Books in Prisons – changes to the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme

Changes made to Incentives and Earned Privileges for prisoners has sparked a huge response from artists, writers, charities, academics, ex prisoners and many many others over the last week. One implication of these changes is that prisoners can no longer be given books or art materials from outside prison, unless they earn or are given …

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Making birds

At the moment I’m working with two groups on a piece of alcohol misuse animation as an awareness tool for secondary school children. As part of the project we asked participants if they had much experience of creating artwork and there were a couple in the room accessing art classes, but the majority hadn’t done …

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Making mosaics …

Crikey, where did last week go to? We’re nearing the end of our planned sessions at an extra care scheme in Lutterworth now and the group is really starting to find their confidence again around producing artwork and just having a go. On Wednesday Winsome Ruddock and I worked on mosaics based on themes each …

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The aliens are coming …

Saturday 18th February saw another fantastic performance by the BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum team as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Where else would you witness a farting meditation sketch, Tommy Cooper tribute, a death metal gardening song and aliens to name but a few. I managed to catch the alien in question for a quick …

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