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SPACE TO CREATE

Children + creativity + CONNECTIONS = wellbeing

SPACE TO CREATE is our primary age creative wellbeing programme, designed to support children develop in confidence and self esteem and manage the stresses and challenges they face during everyday life. Led by two creative practitioners experienced in therapeutic practice and supporting vulnerable children, programmes normally run after school for 8-10 weeks.  

Activities range from arts and crafts to music and drama. Where possible we use outdoor space as well for our activities. Children complete Discover Arts Award as part of the programme. 

We are currently funded through BBC Children in Need to work in Hastings and Bexhill.


SPACE TO CREATE FAMILY SESSIONS


We like to make time to work with families. Each year we schedule three half term or holiday sessions in local cultural venues. Summer 2020, with support from Hastings Opportunity Area, we delivered two family arts projects in Ore and Hollington. These were run within COVID guidelines and offered families a space to be creative together. For children, these sessions helped prepare them for a return to schools.

 

 "...helped me communicate with strangers, and be creative."

"I feel more confident to express myself"

"because its like school, having fun and learning how to keep 2 meters apart."

Sisters at a Family Arts session, making magic wands from sticks and decorations.IMG_20200818_130612
Sisters at a Family Arts session, making magic wands from sticks and decorations.IMG_20200818_130612

Space to Create family sessions are safe, arts based activity sessions supported by a team of experienced artists.

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social distancing in practice
social distancing in practice

Each family unit or bubble has their own table and materials.

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Erin artwork 2
Erin artwork 2

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Sisters at a Family Arts session, making magic wands from sticks and decorations.IMG_20200818_130612
Sisters at a Family Arts session, making magic wands from sticks and decorations.IMG_20200818_130612

Space to Create family sessions are safe, arts based activity sessions supported by a team of experienced artists.

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Food and fun clubs with Space To Create

 

We are delivering summer holiday activity sessions for children 5-16 in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne, providing lunch and snacks alongside creative play, craft fun and information about nutrition and healthy eating. Please get in touch to book activities for 5- 11 year olds in Hollington and Eastbourne, and if you live in Bexhill or Sidley you can download full listings for 5- 16 year olds in Sidley HERE and book direct for Summer of Fun 2021 All activities are free for children eligible for FSM. 

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Space To Create Online

 

We also created online content for children which offered vital support for families and schools throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. If you are looking for some creative inspiration and activities designed with wellbeing in mind, here are a series of 30-minute videos and accompanying activity sheets to complete at home. Each contains craft, art inspiration, music and mindful practices suitable for under 12's.

 

Check out Space To Create Online page here.