Newsletter One

Glossop Arts Project

Volume 1 / Issue 1    Our news!

WOW! We have bought a Printmaker!

We have invested in a portable Printmaker – we are aiming to print cards and calendars for sale to raise funds and awareness of our project. Our Arts for Wellbeing participants have been busy making collagraphs and printing. We are always looking for ways to promote our project, cards will be on sale at our craft fairs and can be purchased individually by contacting Info@GlossopArtsProject.Org

Looking for a great Christmas present? – our cotton bags are beautiful, sentimental (to us -as you will help us fund our Arts for Wellbeing sessions) and useful.

Why not treat yourself or a loved one and help promote our project whilst saving the planet by not using plastic bags!!! Only £2.50

Our aim is to promote freedom of artistic expression, enhance social inclusion and wellbeing.

We have asked local councillors to ‘sponsor a session’

Out of twelve councillors we have asked four have replied and offered to sponsor sessions, new guidelines stipulate the Councillors Initiative Fund must be spent for the benefit of the people in their particular ward. As Glossop Arts Project offers its services throughout Glossopdale it covers all wards, and has participants from all over the area so it meets the criteria. We are hoping to hear from more Councillors soon.

Whitfield HOuse project

We have been working in collaboration with High Peak Community Arts and have started a four session Art Afternoon with the residents and their relatives in Whitfield House Extra Care Housing. Our Intergenerational project brings the Art students from Glossopdale Community College together with the elders at the complex. Whitfield House is a beautiful building and we are grateful to South Yorkshire Housing Association for allowing us to use a communal room for the project. We have looked at Autumnal themes in November (although on the day we were there it snowed!) we will make Christmas decorations and cards in December. Our theme for January will be snow and ice going into February hoping for some Spring flowers like snowdrops.

Arts for Wellbeing sessions

Where: Adult Community Education Centre, Talbot Street, Glossop, SK13 7DG

When: Mondays 1-3pm and Fridays 10-12pm

These sessions are aimed at people with long-term physical and mental health conditions in Glossop and the surrounding area.

Hands on Art

Where: Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Whitfield, Glossop, SK13 8JY,

When: Every Wednesday 10am-12noon.

These regular art/crafts music and movement sessions for adults with learning disabilities and cost £4.50 per person per session.

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