Creative Arts East uses the transformative power of the arts to fight rural & social isolation through social impact projects, increasing health & wellbeing; broadening horizons & ambitions; increasing enjoyment & skills, making positive differences to the lives of people living in rural communities
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1040321)
"I felt that life was shutting me in the house. I have very few friends left so it’s really nice to meet people who have the same interests and like coming together to share in music and dance.”
Even though my dementia isn't that bad yet, it's so nice to be here to see others that have the same thing as you. Sometimes I forget my words when I talk to people but when I am here I don’t have to worry about that because everyone here is so understanding and it's a safe place to be."
“There’s a lot of isolation, particularly as people get older, and Creative Arts East have been very key in finding those people and getting them together.”
''The events my family, friends and I have attended have all been wonderful and have brought the whole community together. Without these events, the village communities would be even more isolated'."
The absence or difficulty for rural under-served/ disadvantaged communities in Norfolk & Suffolk to access and engage with high quality, meaningful arts & cultural activities and interventions. Under-recognised deprivation in rural areas has significant impact on wellbeing, aspiration and socio-economic outcomes of people of all ages with heightened social isolation and loneliness. This has been exacerbated during the 2020 Covid-19 crisis adding to pressures on already stretched local services
Using our proven record in using the transformative power of the Arts to fight rural & social isolation; increase enjoyment, skills, health & wellbeing; broaden horizons & ambitions; making positive differences to the lives of people in rural communities. We do this by helping people access and engage with high-quality arts experiences, inc. live performance, cinema screenings, creative workshops/ sessions, and volunteer opportunities in their community to reach vulnerable, often unheard people
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