April- December 2017
ALL UPCOMING SESSIONS ARE LISTED BELOW- OPEN TO ALL ADULTS
Thursday 14th August- 2-4pm- Meet with artists Gemma Nemer and Jennifer Booth to discuss ideas and plan for a two day residency with the artists.
Wednesday 23rd/ Thursday 24th August- 11am-5pm- Two day residency to create an installation with Gemma Nemer and Jennifer Booth
Thursday 24th August- Showing of work to the public. Drop in 4-5pm. Free Refreshments provided.
Thursday 31st August- 2-4pm- Dismantling installation after residency.
Wednesday 6th September- (Times to be confirmed)- Meeting with Sean Burn to plan December residency with artist.
Monday 11th December- Friday 15th December- (Times to be confirmed)- Week long residency with artist Sean Burn, making performance work.
The Big WELCOME Cafe, developed by Swadlincote Aspergers Society, with the support of People Express, provides FREE fun creative workshops, in a relaxed, friendly cafe environment, where vulnerable adults, friends and family can come along and take part to create artwork, led by professional artists and volunteers. The art forms and artists are chosen by the group, so everybody gets to choose to try something they would like to. Some participants have their own skills that they would like to share, so run their own session with the group. At session tea, coffee, biscuits and cake is provided FREE of charge. You are welcome to come along with support staff, friends, family, dogs and children. We are happy to help to support any access needs- for example; transport, signers, one to one support in workshops for visual impairment if required. Staff are always on hand to support and help if required. Sessions are always fund, a chance to discover and develop your skills and let your imagination run free…
People Express, where workshops are held, can be found next to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, in the car park. Our building looks like this…
The building has full disabled access and is wheelchair friendly, with accessible toilet, stairs with visual impairment stripes, and lift. Our building is a designated Safe Place, as part of Derbyshire County Councils scheme, to provide safe places where people can come to if they feel unwell, unsafe or vulnerable. People Express staff are experienced at supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities.
For more information about the project or how you can get involved contact Kalila on 07739 088066 or email email@example.com.
“Some people have real trouble expressing themselves, then you see their artwork and you see who they really are”. Graham, Swadlincote Aspergers Society member
Recently members of the group have visited Format Photography Festival in Derby…
…committee members have taken part in First Aid training…
… and visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Arthouse, Wakefield to meet and see a performance by artist, Sean Burn.
A book produced by the group can be viewed as an e-book below.
The Swadlincote Aspergers Society would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund, Sports Relief Community Cash grants, South Derbyshire CVS Health and Wellbeing grants and Derby University Community Fund for their support funding this project.