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Creative Community Recovery Programme

Designed in response to the pandemic, Creative Community Recovery Programme offered a wide range of workshops, discussions and activities focused on supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing of older adults who found themselves particularly isolated.

It covered a huge range of opportunities to interact or take part as an audience member: creative workshops such as drama, dance, and creative writing; activities including ‘Cloth of Kindness’ (needlework) and arts and crafts; and social opportunities including community choir.

We are honoured it was awarded the Best Age Friendly Outreach Award at the national Fantastic for Families Awards 2021. Read more here.

The Creative Community Recovery Programme was 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.

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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Creative Café

Settle down with a cup of tea and get creative with like-minded people. It’s a chance to meet and greet new and existing friends alike.

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Singing Sessions

The Harmony Collective is a singing group open to all, with a unifying focus on togetherness and welcome.

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Silver Stage Take Part

Creative Moments

A series  of online workshops that encouraged imagination, confidence and creativity.

Side by Side

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

Watch it here