At The Create Place we are dedicated to developing strong links with our local community & offering workshops that make all feel welcome. Here is some more focused information about the community projects we have been involved with or developed since our opening in Autumn 2010.
In April 2011, The Create Place was proud to play host to Robyn Steward. Working in association with Spectrum and St Margaret’s House, the Create Place opened its doors to people on the fringes of the Autistic spectrum and offered them a space to indulge their creative whims, whilst being guided by one of the most active members of their own community.
Community is at the heart of Create Place. This is why the opportunity to practice sewing whilst helping a global cause couldn’t be missed. Dress a Girl Around the World is a campaign by Hope 4 Women, which invites ordinary people to create clothes for girls in parts of the world where even that meagre material is difficult to come by.
The Create Space also works with local groups, by creating new and interesting ways to teach the same old thing. Teaming up with the local ESOL group (English Speakers of Other Languages), the Create Place taught maths through book binding. So everyone left with a souvenir and some handy arithmetic.
1000 Cranes Appeal
In April 2011, the Create Place, alongside St. Margaret’s House and The Gallery Cafe, launched an appeal to help people that had been affected by the Japanese tsunami. Volunteers used origami techniques to make cranes, a symbol of prayer and peace, so they could be hung up in the Gallery Cafe during their musical fundraiser.
For more information on the projects we have run so far please click on an image that interests you. We could not run all of these amazing community events without your support. Thank you.