Being a carer is a demanding and selfless role that often leaves little time for self-care and personal growth. However, recognizing the importance of nurturing one’s creative spirit and building a supportive community, the Creative Connections programme is here to offer a unique opportunity for carers to explore new skills, forge meaningful connections, and take a moment for themselves.
The Creative Connections Programme
Free Weekly Creative Sessions:
Starting from January and continuing through March 2024, these eight weekly sessions promise a rejuvenating experience for carers. Whether you care for a family member, a friend, or work professionally as a carer, these sessions are designed with you in mind.
Music with Holly Robinson – Thurs Feb 1st & Thurs Feb 8th – 10am – 12.30pm
Come and join experienced music therapist Holly Robinson for workshop sessions exploring music for wellbeing. Sessions will include activities such as listening to music, playing instruments, and creating playlists.
No need to have had any previous experience, but great if you do.
Textiles with Menna Buss – Thurs Feb 22nd & Thurs Feb 29th – 10am – 12.30pm
Try out different techniques and discover creative possibilities with textiles in this relaxed and supportive environment.
All levels of experience welcome.
Movement with Patricia Vallis – Thurs March 7th & Thurs March 14th – 10am – 12.30pm
Come along to this easy going interactive workshop of movement activities which are fun and relaxing for everyone to enjoy.
Sessions will be set up to participate as much as you feel comfortable to.
Mosaics with Robert Jakes – Thurs March 21st & Thurs March 28th – 10am – 12.30pm
Create your own mosaics with artist Robert Jakes in this guided and supportive session discovering the possibilities with mosaic making.
No previous experience needed.
Sessions are free, with all materials provided.
There will be refreshments and a relaxation/quiet area available throughout.
Transport will be provided if needed, just let us know.
All sessions take place at SPAN Arts, Town Moor, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 7AG.
For more information contact Bethan via firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusive for All Ages:
The programme recognizes that caregiving knows no age boundaries. Two separate workshop events will cater to both those over 18 and the younger demographic under 18. This ensures that everyone, irrespective of age, can benefit from the Creative Connections experience.
Building Bridges Through Creativity:
The primary goal of these workshops is to foster connections among carers. Often isolated by the demands of their responsibilities, carers may find solace and understanding in the company of others who share similar challenges. The workshops provide a platform for dialogue, shared experiences, and the opportunity to build a supportive network.
Unlock Your Creative Potential:
Creativity has the power to heal and rejuvenate. These sessions are crafted to allow carers to explore and enhance their creative skills, providing an outlet for self-expression and personal growth. From painting and crafting to writing and music, the programme offers a diverse range of activities to suit varied interests.
Free Refreshments and Transportation:
Understanding the logistical challenges carers often face, the Creative Connections programme goes the extra mile by offering free refreshments during the sessions. Additionally, transportation will be provided if needed, ensuring that participants can focus on the experience without worrying about practicalities.
Why Creative Connections Matters:
Beyond the immediate benefits of learning new skills and making connections, Creative Connections aims to create a ripple effect. By investing in the well-being of carers, the programme contributes to the overall improvement of caregiving dynamics, fostering healthier relationships and environments for both carers and those they care for.