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Past Projects

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We have been privileged to host some amazing projects with great people over the years!

From commissioning an Arts and Crafts workshop to running an intergenerational workshop, our only aim is to bridge the gap between age and arts through communities

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Past Projects

We have been privileged to host some amazing projects with great people over the years!

From commissioning an Arts and Crafts workshop to running an intergenerational workshop, our only aim is to bridge the gap between age and arts through communities

Past Present

Dagfest

Grape Arts’ Past Present workshop was first commissioned by Creative Barking and Dagenham as part of Dagfest, an annual community-led festival.  

Participants of all ages were invited to explore local archive images and to create their own works of art (including paintings, poems and short stories) in response. 

Norfolk and Norwich Festival - Afternoon Social with Age UK

Grape Arts ran a second Past Present workshop at the Afternoon Social run by Age UK Norwich as part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2018.

This intergenerational workshop engaged a group of students and a group of older adults. They created an exhibition of responses to archive material. Taking the past, creating something in the present and exhibiting it for others to enjoy in the future. 

In The Moment

Grape Arts received funding from NDI Insurance to run In The Moment at the Age UK Marion Road Day Centre. 

In The Moment was a five-week project designed for those with dementia and their family carers and members. 

Participants were given a resource pack with workshop content to use at home once the project had ended. These resource packs were designed for the individual, based on which activities worked best for them during the creative sessions.

Winter Warmer

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In response to Covid-19, Grape Arts were commissioned by the LBBD Summer of Festivals team to create the Winter Warmer workshop booklet, with the aim to reach as many care settings across the borough as possible. This booklet became a resource for staff to help bring joy and the arts into care settings during a very challenging time. 

The Winter Warmer featured six ready-made workshops covering various creative art forms including poetry, craft, drama, music and sensory exploration. Alongside this booklet, Grape Arts produced six filmed workshops. These workshop videos could be played directly to participants, taking the pressure off busy care staff who didn’t have the time to deliver the content themselves.

Grape Arts delivered the booklets and accompanying resources to 16 care settings across the borough of Barking and Dagenham. 

Brightening Up The Borough

Grape Arts were commissioned by Barking and Dagenham council and Beacon Tree Forever to create a resource pack as part of their Brightening Up The Borough project in 2021. 

Grape Arts created a free downloadable resource, including a series of videos, with creative ways for the community to brighten up their homes using recycled and low-cost items. In addition to the public pack, Grape Arts created bespoke packs for schools and care settings across the borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Explore the public resource pack by tapping the icon above 

Take a look at the schools pack by tapping the icon above

Keeping Company Activity Booklet

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Grape Arts were commissioned by Maddermarket theatre to produce a creative arts activity booklet as part of their Keeping Company programme. The aim was for participants to have a resource to take with them once the project came to an end. 

This booklet provided a course of workshops giving people the tools they needed to continue creating in their own time.

Storyhub

Storyhub 2023 was funded by Anguish’s Educational Foundation. 

Storyhub was a free-of-charge, child-focused activity programme which ran for five days. During the project, Grape Arts provided a range of high quality arts activities led by local Norfolk-based artists: Natalya Martin, Ashton Owen, Michelle Thompson, Lewis Buxton, Poppy Stevens, Rose Clark and Grace Duggan. 

Grape Arts transformed the event space at Bookbugs and Dragon Tales (an independent children’s bookshop in Norwich city centre) into a space of play and creativity. And CIC The Feed provided nutritious meals for every child involved. 

The project used drama activities, games, storytelling, puppetry, movement and crafts to explore the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.

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