Recent Projects

Artwave Festival: Dressing the Trees. We invited local artists Sarah Holloway from Starflower Arts and Jackie Bennett from Jackie Tapestry.

They ran a series of outdoor workshops to enable us to create textile pieces for our outdoor exhibition in Southover Grange, Lewes, running up to the festival . Sarah ran a felt making and an embroidery workshop and Jackie ran weaving workshops. We also had drumming and storytelling sessions with tree wisdom storyteller and landscape designer Yvonne Mcdermott from Landscapes for Life and Forest Moons and a dreamcatcher making workshop from artist and member Kelly Phipps. The artists all joined in with each other’s workshops and exhibeted their pieces alongside the artists from our art group. We also had an interesting talk from the Woodland Trust at the Linklater pavilion.

Film Project: expressing feelings about lockdown through mime, dance, and mask work. Thanks to a recent donation from Lewes Castle Rotary Club, we created a series of experimental short films for Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO0QCqOWBtlspdUOGtJY1aw/featured

Dance : Britain and America’s got talent show. Working with a group for people with learning disabilities based in New York called Community Connections, we have created a joint dance piece entitled ‘Dancing across the Pond’ for Dance for Developmental Disabilities month in New York. https://www.communityconnectionslife.com/

Coming up soon

Halloween and Christmas Parties and musical performance at Landport Community Hub, Lewes, please get in touch for more details.

Community Word-walks for everyone In a route designed by wheelchair users and people with disabilities, we will be celebrating the written and spoken word. Each month we will walk along a short route occasionally stopping to read a poem and finishing at an accessible cafe. There will be a different theme or writer highlighted each time.

Online Safety Training with cyber security student Joe Hill : Following an online safety awareness session, members will have the opportunity to create a film explaining about what they have learned which will form part of a half day course for adults with learning disabilities which will educate people from a wider area.

Digital Inclusion Project with New York disability group Early next year we will be running a series of 10 music, drama, art and movement workshops on Zoom to build our connections to our friends from New York, this will culminate in a ‘Britain and America’s got Talent style show.

Well-being: Developing the Tree of Life Resilience and Stress reduction techniques program.

Disability Awareness : With expertise from members with disabilities and specialists in teaching in this field we will be developing training for the general public which will be delivered by a team of people with and without disabilities.