From a Distance

Memorial, Healing and Hope

Over the summer lockdown period of 2020 poet Lytisha Tunbridge and artist Emma Wass facilitated Zoom workshops using the themes of Memorial, Healing and Hope with the older residents of the care homes Figham House, Falcon House, Pendle Brook and Sutton Court.

The project sensitively explored with the participants the themes of memorial, healing and hope through storytelling, poetry, reminiscence and discussion. Both artists used Zoom creatively as a vehicle for visual and audio stimulus. The creativity and engagement provided during the sessions, inspired the participants to create spoken word, stories and narratives.

The verbal outcomes were illustrated by Artist Rachel Scanlon Allsobrook. An exhibition of the project outcomes will be toured in 2021, when safe to do so.

The memorial, healing and hope project was developed and coordinated by artist Chris Boote.

Mischief and Magic

Mischief and Magic was our first project response to the difficulties faced in providing arts-in-health activities in care homes during the Covid19 pandemic.

Artist and founder Karyn Stavert and Artist Associate Emma Wass developed four weeks of creative activity and fun using downloadable resources and distanced support with residents from seven care homes. The aim was to enable them to explore, create and enjoy arts-led activity inspired by Shakespeare’s popular play Midsummer Nights Dream. The project was a welcome opportunity to connect residents, care staff and families, and to provide some light relief during a challenging period.

Participants created props, crafts and works of fiction!

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