Free Arts Programme For Suffolk’s Older Residents

‘What is your village made of?’ invites adults (55+) to take part in activities that encourage creativity and connection with others, using their home villages and towns as inspiration.

The programme has been designed as part of Suffolk Artlink’s ‘Make, Do & Friends’ project and will last until the end of March 2021.

Professional artists will publish regular Create activities on a blog site for you to enjoy at your leisure. Each activity, from photography and drawing to creative writing and printmaking, invites you to explore and enjoy different aspects of your surroundings – and offers the opportunity to share your creations with others.

The artists will also be visiting villages across Mid-Suffolk and Babergh, including Laxfield, Eye, Combs, Buxhall and Westhorpe, where they will connect with village residents to create artworks, drawing on the many and varied ways in which communities connect.

If you fancy getting together, but not face-to-face, then why not join one of the friendly community online get-togethers? Whether it’s taking part in a writing group or one of the Radio Drama Listening Clubs, these relaxed Zoom sessions will help you develop technical skills and confidence whilst enjoying a creative workshop.

The Zoom sessions are all free, but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Full information about the activities can be found at:

To request a Create activity pack, which can be posted direct to your home address, please either call 07857 002974 or email and leave your full postal address.

‘Make, Do & Friends’ is delivered in partnership with DanceEast and the Rural Coffee Caravan.

Forthcoming dates:

  • Creative writing and Zoom skills with Dean Parkin, November 3, 10.30am-noon
  • Get more out of online radio drama listening with Lynn Whitehead, November 30, 11am-12.30pm.
  • Online Radio Listening Drama Club with Lynn Whitehead, December 2, December 21, January 11, January 25 and February 8, 11am-12.30pm

More to be announced soon.

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