Seed have been working with Homes in Sedgemoor to provide creative experiences in community spaces. An opportunity to practice creativity, learn new skills, venture out and connect with others while enjoying a warm space and refreshments. For many Sedgemoor residents, especially those who are vulnerable, the opportunity and confidence necessary to venture out of the home after lockdown had barely returned before the cost of living created an additional set of challenges to participating in cultural life. Luckily Homes in Sedgemoor have spaces within their communities for social and cultural activities. So Seed have been working with the HIS Warm Spaces Coordinator and HIS residents to bring those spaces to life with a programme of winter workshops in Cheddar, Burnham, Woolavington and Bridgwater.
Seed provided 20 hours of art, music, life story telling and movement sessions and there are place for residents to go on further day trips to visit the Cheddar Individuality Exhibition and Front Garden Music Festival in Burnham – organised by HIS.
The programme includes ceramics with Bridget Hemmings and the Cheddar Individuality team, storytelling, music-making and visual art with Jem Dick and Sharon Jacksties, voicing women’s stories and local history with the Lady Garden team, and life journaling with Jess Cunningham and Fiona Hulme.
For more information about the workshops