“I really liked the buzz of the class, and being out and enjoying a laugh with like minded people.” Participant
“Great group of people who mixed really well. Good for losing any inhibitions about singing.” Participant
“Brilliant, thank you. It’s great to have opportunity to be creative within 3 miles of my home!” Participant
What is Make, Do & Friends:
We are rethinking the entire programme, coming up with different ways to involve people in creative workshops, either through online activities or via post or even, we hope, over the radio airways.
I’m afraid you’ll have to make your own tea – we can’t offer that any more, but we are offering opportunities to learn new skills, take part in creative activities – and keep connected with people in your local area and beyond.
Make, Do & Friends is part of our programme of work for older people in rural areas. It delivered creative workshops and events in villages in Mid-Suffolk and Babergh, providing the opportunity to share and learn new skills whilst enjoying a cuppa with friends and neighbours.
It offered a range of creative activities including printing, photography, textile crafts, singing, writing or performing – and we intend to offer as much of that as possible, through the medium of the internet and more traditional methods, e.g. popping a letter in the post.
We’re also very happy to hear from participants who might want to call and suggest an idea for a creative activity; we can’t promise to deliver, but we would love to hear from you.
Who is Make, Do & Friends for?
Make, Do & Friends is for adults (55+) in rural villages and towns in Mid-Suffolk and Babergh.
When & Where is Make, Do & Friends happening?
Make, Do & Friends is a two-year programme of events and creative get-togethers in village halls and community centres in Mid-Suffolk and Babergh.
Following UK Government advice, we have suspended all face-to-face delivery of Make, Do & Friends until further notice.
However, our artists have been busy devising ways to run ‘virtual’ workshops from our experimental online creative space. Weekly creative activities aimed at adults (55+) living in rural Suffolk are now being posted every Friday – we’d love for you to join in.
Carrie Phoenix on 01986 873 955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make, Do & Friends has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and also generous funding from Baring Foundation and Suffolk Community Foundation (Suffolk Rural Fund, Realising Ambitions East Fund and Realising Ambitions West Fund)