Be creative

We are often running different creative activities alongside local people. Join us!

Community arts for wellbeing

Our vision for the arts is for it to be accessible to all and at the heart of people’s health and wellbeing. Through our activities such as ArtLight, the facilitated arts on referral project that supports people who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, or Shine-On, the peer-led group that gives participants the tools and materials to explore arts independently, we provide a practical, hands-on approach to what art is and can be.

Contact name - Shanti Sherson
Location - Beam Street
Telephone - 0117 304 1400

Creative Connections

Calling All Parents!  Creative Connections is an Art Research Project based at Wellspring Settlement where under-represented parents can share their experience of the pandemic and contribute to changes for all families to thrive in the future.  Fun and supportive art groups will be running in March 2022 for single parents, parents from the global majority/ ethnic minority, parents of families living in areas of deprivation and/ or where a family member is living with a disability.  You can participate either in an in-person group or create at home and share your work online with other parents.  All participants will receive amazing art packs of materials for the project and to keep afterwards.  You will also be supported through the creative activities which guide reflection on your experiences and hopes for the future.  The material generated will contribute to a city-centre billboard campaign and a policy paper presented to decision makers in June 2022. If you’d like to take part in the project get in touch with Jude now!

The project was inspired by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN): a Hands On History Project (2019 – 21) and SPAN’s belief that improving services for single parents improved services for all parents.   It’s time for your voice to be heard!

Previous participants said:

‘Everyone was very supportive’

‘I enjoyed the process of sharing and talking through it’

‘Great to appreciate our creativity’

Contact name - Jude Hutchen
Location - Beam Street
Telephone - 07762 195202
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