Creative Communities Urban is a two year project working in the communities of Midway and Newhall, working alongside community groups to develop new creative projects. Funded by a Derbyshire County Council Active Communities grant, the aim of the fund is to develop new steering groups, to boost creative activity in these areas and add to the opportunities available in these areas for local people. Through the project we will be able to support community groups to run creative activities and events for communities, designed and developed by people that live within them.
Tuesday Night Club
Tuesday Night Club takes place each week at Midway Community Centre, 6-8pm. It’s an opportunity for all young people living in Midway, Newhall and the surrounding area to learn different creative techniques, working alongside professional artists each week. All sessions are free to attend with free refreshments provided. Absolutely no experience is necessary, so come along and give something new a go!
Midway Creative Friday
On Friday 20th April we will be opening up Midway Community Centre from 2-4pm for people aged 60 plus to get together and try willow weaving and silk painting. The sessions are free to attend and are an opportunity to meet others, have a chat and try new creative activities. Free refreshments will also be provided.
People Express are working alongside residents of Chrysanthemum Court, a supported social housing complex in Newhall ran by Trident, to develop a programme of creative activities. In 2017, the residents group, ‘Friends of Chrysanthemum Court’, worked alongside People Express to deliver 8 weeks of pilot sessions, trying different art forms, to engage local residents and to begin a conversation about creative activities that the group would like to try moving forward. Later this year, the group are looking to launch a 12 month creative project, Chrysanthemum Creatives, working alongside People Express.
If you have a creative idea you would like to develop in your community People Express can support you.
For ideas for Newhall and Midway contact Kalila on 07739 088066.