The Crediton Heart Project has been awarded a grant by the Arts Council to run an exciting programme of creative workshops during the summer holidays on land next to the new Redlands surgery in Crediton. They will be open to all ages and abilities, as Heart Project Chair Rosemary Stephenson explains.
This project is the result of the Heart Project teaming up with the GPs to make use of an empty plot of land between Tesco and the new Redlands surgery.
It’s well recognised that being creative makes people feel better and can have huge benefits for our mental and physical health. We’re thrilled that the Arts Council is backing our plan with a £10,000 grant, which will enable us to run activities over the summer holidays, bringing people together to learn new things and have lots of fun in the process.
The workshops will be run by local artists and take place in a marquee from 10 to 28 August. Activities will include pottery, willow sculpture, collage, guitar, graffiti art, jewellery upcycling, writing, drama, spoken word, songwriting and robot sculptures.
They will be run by local artists, with help from several local organisations including The Turning Tides Project, Sustainable Crediton, Age Concern, Crediton Arts Centre, CODS, the White Room Creative Space and Welcoming Refugees to Crediton.
We’re working with all these groups to ensure everyone has access to the workshops.
A full schedule and booking details will be published very soon on this website and our social media as well as leaflets and posters.
The Crediton Heart Project is a local charity which created and manages this website. It was set up in 2018 to improve opportunities and facilities for people in Crediton and the surrounding villages and has a long term ambition to build a new Arts and Wellbeing Hub for the town.