Lose yourself in one of our regular creative activities.

Create #12: Home is …

In this activity, we are looking at the things we associate with our home. It is inspired by an amazing poem I read by the Somali poet, Warsan Shire. Warsan…
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A hand holds an inked up Blutack with seed head and in front is the print made using it

Create #11: A Tactile Walk

Learn a simple printing technique to record textures and objects found on a village walk. As well as the step-by-step instructions below, and the Activity Guide that you can download,…
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Purple foxgloves

Create #10: Your Own Lyrics

Challenge yourself to write a new verse for a well-known song. Based on what you see when you walk out of your home into your village or town, write some…
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Find what connects people in your village.

Connect in Combs

As part of our Connect events, Dean spoke at length with Desiree, and together they created this poem about Oaks Meadow.   OAKS MEADOW Every summer was sunny when Dad…
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The artist, Caitlin, putting up the first of the nine plaques

Connect all over Laxfield

The plaques are now up in Laxfield – they’ve been cast in jesmonite, with added iron filings and a salt wash, so they will ‘age’ over time. Thank you to…
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Westhorpe village sign

Connect in Westhorpe, from A to Z

Together with our partners, Rural Coffee Caravan, Dean Parkin visited Westhorpe, to find out what residents valued about their village. The result was this poem, The Westhorpe Way. The Westhorpe…
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Meet up with others in our creative Zoom sessions.

#TinyDance Suffolk

Tim Casson & Friends present their brand new #TinyDance, based on what people love about living in their village. Inspired by postcards sent in from Combs, Laxfield and Risby, the…
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A Community of Writers

Dean’s next workshop is on 18th January 2021 – and like the previous two, it will be free, informal, and great fun; it will also lead you through some simple…
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Radio Drama Listening Club

Our next two sessions will be on Monday, 25th January and 8th February – and new members are always welcome. Have you ever listened to something on the radio and…
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See what people have been up to.

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