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Creative Community Recovery Programme

Designed in response to the ongoing pandemic and running alongside our main Take Part series of activities, our newly launched Creative Community Recovery Programme offers a wide range of workshops, discussions and activities focusing on supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The programme focuses upon the engagement of older adults who have found themselves particularly isolated because of COVID-19 and aims to harness the power of creativity to address the disconnection and isolation that so many individuals are continuing to experience. Working in collaboration with care homes and partner organisations such as Age UK, activities will be offered initially remotely via telephone, post or online. Over time and when it is safe to do so, this will hopefully lead to small group activities in-person at venues such as care homes or libraries, as well as in our own venues once they reopen.

The Creative Community Recovery Programme has been made possible thanks to the generosity of individual donations through our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal and specific grants from the Norfolk Community Foundation and Norwich Freemen’s Charity. Click here for more information.

Cloth of Kindness

Cloth of Kindness 

Join the Cloth of Kindness by stitching your thoughts and experiences of kindness on individual patches.

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A small cardboard box filled with arts & crafts tools including pens, pencils, easels and CDs for inspiration.

Creativity in Care Homes

Prerecorded workshops and activities specially designed for residents living in sheltered housing schemes or care homes. These simple and uplifting activities include poetry, dance, music and visual arts. The package includes all materials you will need and a DVD of the workshops. For more details contact

Creativity Pack

Creativity Packs

From visual arts to writing drama, a series of activities for people to try at home, on their own or with family and friends.

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Culture Café

Settle down with a cup of tea and natter with like-minded people about all things cultural. It’s a chance to meet and greet new and existing friends alike.

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Singing Sessions

Sit back at listen to songs from around the world and explore different genres by professional singers.

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Tales of Theatre

Celebrate the magic of theatre with stories written by members of the local community, in this archive project led by James McDermott.

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Silver Stage Take Part

Creative Moments

Explore our series of online workshops designed to encourage imagination, confidence and creativity.

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Side by Side

A collaborative video project celebrating the resilience and creativity of local talent across Norwich and Norfolk during lockdown.

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