Free Creative Arts packs for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable

Creative arts packs are available for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, for something to do during Lockdown.
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Creative arts offer

The council is offering creative arts packs for those residents who are clinically extremely vulnerable* during this Lockdown to improve mental health and wellbeing.

If you know of anyone who is eligible, please let them know about the following offers and get in touch with the relevant artist, who can arrange for a pack to be sent to individuals. Due to limited numbers, one “pack” is being offered to individuals on a first come first serve basis and limited to one pack per enquiry.

For more general enquiries about the project please contact karenhiggins@warwickshire.gov.uk.

1. FREE Storytelling Activities Pamphlet

At its heart, this course will be about storytelling and the fact that every one of us is a natural storyteller. Through thought-provoking exercises and games, each of the six lessons will introduce various techniques used in the art of storytelling so that, without realising it, you will build up confidence and skill. By the end of the lessons, you will have grown in your ability to express yourself and have some solid tools and exercises that you can use for storytelling and creative writing in the future.

Contact Jenny Davison 07946 585978 or email jenny@artsuplift.co.uk for the activities pamphlet.

2. BIG PICTURE SHOW @HOME

Inspiring films and activities for you to enjoy at home. We will post out a DVD containing a number of inspiring short films suitable for a wide range of ages. The pack will include suggestions for ways to explore the films fully and ideas for related activities. You will need a DVD player connected to a TV, computer or laptop so you can watch the films on the disk. Some of the activities may suggest using everyday household objects, but these are completely optional and no specialist equipment is required.

Contact Live & Local on 01926 402173 or admin@liveandlocal.org.uk to request your DVD pack.

3. Air-dry Clay

Sundragon Community Pottery will send out a pack containing air-drying clay, tools, paints and an ideas and instruction booklet. Participants can follow our instructions to make particular projects eg. a container and decorative tiles, or they will be able to follow their own ideas. We hope that participants will find that working with clay is calming, focussing, enables self-expression, offers skill development, distraction from worry - all disguised as fun.

Contact Sundragon Community Pottery on 07761 145720 or email sundragonpackpics@gmail.com.

4. The Escape Box - Creative Journaling Pack

A gift with all the art materials you need to create your own creative journal and keepsake box. Lots of guided creative activities to have a go at making things personal to you, all delivered to your door.

To receive yours, call 01789 532110 (answer machine in operation) or email info@escapearts.org.uk

*What does 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable', or 'shielding' mean?

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