Posts by Candida Wingate

After just over two years of visiting village halls, village greens and more recently laptop screens, iPad’s and the like, we bid a fond farewell with this round up of all that has been Make, Do & Friends.

Take a moment, grab a cuppa and enjoy a snap shot of the diverse, beautiful work that has been made possible thanks to The Arts Council England and Suffolk Community Foundation.

We would also like to thank The Rural Coffee Caravan and Dance East, for joining us on the journey; together a real difference has been made to adults living in rural Suffolk.

Despite the project ceasing, this website will remain, as will the multitude of creative activities housed here in the Create section. Please do share any of the activities with loves ones who you think might enjoy a moment or two of creative calm to explore the world around them.

A pigeon perched on a sand pit

Buddy Up with Mr Bibbles

When Dean phoned Wendy, for a Buddy Up creative chat, she shared with him a true and moving story, about a pigeon she raised. THE BALLAD OF TINKERBELLE BIBBLES He…
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Inspired by the Moors

Originally, we had hoped that Caitlin would be able to visit Eye in person and work face-to-face with residents, as part of her Connect intervention. Instead, we had an intervention…
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Playing with Padlet

In February, Jacqui and Lynn ran a Talking Trees Connect intervention – using Zoom as a virtual car park for everyone to meet, and Padlet as the gallery space to…
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Create #20: Writing a List Poem

There are many different ways to tell a story. Simon Armitage is an amazing storyteller, often finding new and exciting ways to tell a story in his poems. Look at the…
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A basket of green apples on a chequered cloth

Create#19: A Village Harvest

Rethinking the vegetable print; a simple printing technique using fruit and vegetables from the garden or left over from the weekly shop. I really enjoy looking closely at things; for…
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Moving Words

Not so much a Zoom session, more a virtual Dance Hall, in which choreographer Tim Casson and poet Dean Parkin partnered up to combine words and movement in surprising new…
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Remote poetry in Stradbroke

Poet Arji Manuelpillai has been running a remote poetry residency in Stradbroke, inviting local residents to select an image from the Stradbroke Village Archive and then creating a poem in…
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Create #18: Easy Poetry with Kennings

Just like the Anglo-Saxons and Norsemen before us, we litter our language with kennings—it’s the way we have of using two words where one would do! Who hasn’t described a dull…
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Pixlr in action

Over the last couple of weeks, photographer Gillian Allard’s Create posts have introduced Pixlr, a free app used for editing photos on our mobile phones. She has also been running…
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