Events & Projects
Holiday and Community programme
We know that there are many brilliantly creative children in our diverse and vibrant community of Barton Hill, and over the past year we have enjoyed sharing their creativity and imaginations through our holiday and community activities such as Inside Story and Curious Things.
For many children and families in our community, opportunities to play and be creative are few and far between, now more than ever. Our community of Barton Hill is particularly affected by social distancing and school closures with many families living in high rise flats with no gardens and lack of space to play.
We found out from our local children’s centre at the Wellspring Settlement that many families had requested help with craft materials.
In response, we will be working with Travelling Light artist and designer, Edwina Bridgeman, to create high quality story based craft boxes with all materials included. These will be distributed to local families in need who come to the settlement for support.
We are delighted to have been awarded funds from The National Lottery’s Awards for All for a year-round programme of holiday and community activities. This funding will enable us to offer creative activities to support wellbeing and resilience in our community during the current crisis and beyond.
In the coming months, we are pleased that The Kitchen Circus project, a wonderful collaboration with Cirque Bijou and Knowle West Media Centre, will still go ahead.
Three families in Bristol (from the communities of Easton, Barton Hill and Bishopsworth), will work with artists who specialise in storytelling, visual art and street theatre, to co-create thoughtful, play-filled time, investigating ideas and hidden stories which are built from the place we call home.
We will share more details on this project when they are announced.