Hello! I realised that we have not written on here since Easter (which is shocking). So I thought that I would write a few words this morning before heading out to Creat8, a summer art project for children and young people. Since Easter, the team have been busy with all sorts of activities. We have been out at local festivals, which often dominates our time at this time of the year. It is a pleasure and joy to be out within local communities talking to people and listening to their stories – it helps that the weather has been kind too.
We have also recruited a new member of staff, Heidi, who joined us in May – which is very exciting.
As I speak we are knee deep in the final details for the South Glos Show, which is next weekend. Our theme for the weekend is sustainability. During the weekend we shall be running activities that all use recycled materials, my house and car boot is filling up with all sorts of odds and ends! It is quite amazing what you can make out of stuff that we are going to throw away. I will talk more about this next week – so watch this space.
However before we get to that, this week we are with a team of people from the churches in St Werburgh’s working on the Creat8 Summer art project. The three churches from this area (Parkway, St Agnes and Ivy Church) are hosting three days of art workshops, facilitated by three wonderful community artists. Yesterday was the first day and it was a wonderfully joyous day – the children who came all seemed to enjoy the day and the varied crafts and activities that they took part in were wonderful. It is the fist time that the Churches team have run such a venture and it has been exciting to be involved in the planning of it all. It is also joy to be working with such a lovely bunch of folk who demonstrate their faith by providing space and access for children to come and explore their creativity. Day 2 today 🙂