Grown Ups and Wigglers
Grown ups and Wigglers is a fun dance and movement class for under 5’s and their parents, it is fully inclusive. The idea is that the class strengthens the bond between the parent and toddler and develops the toddlers co-ordination, and balance as well as the parent taking gentle exercise and keeping fit. There is a short refreshment break to enable the parents/carers to socialise and share stories.
We received funding from Wychavon District Council and Vale of Evesham Network of Artists to run three of these classes in Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich Spa. Classes also ran at Cherry Orchard 1st School, Inkberrow 1st School and Bengeworth 1st School on a Friday after school.
We also received funding from Rugby Borough Council to run a pilot Grown Ups and Wigglers in Rugby for seven sessions at Rugby art gallery and museum! They were on Friday's from 10 February 2017 from 10-11am for £3.50 per session (£1.50 concessions). Additional support was available for children with additional needs from Entrust Care Partnership. We have been lucky enough to get more funding from Health Thrive, the Health Lottery. The classes are on a Friday morning from 10am to 11am at Rugby Baptist Church and costs £1 per family per week.
Also Arts Council England and Warwick and Leamington District Council also gave us funding to run some more of these classes in Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon on Mondays (St Paul's church, Warwick 10-11am) and Fridays (Tyler House, Stratford Upon Avon 9.30-10.30am). £3.50 per session (£1.50 concussions). Additional support was available for children with additional needs from Entrust Care Partnership. The sessions were run by Kath Kimber-McTiffin from Wriggle Dance Theatre.
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BRIDGING THE GAP
Bridging The Gap is an intergenerational project between St Mary’s Primary School and care home residents from Rooftop Housing in Broadway. The aim of the project is for the young people to gather Information about WW1 and other wars from the older people and research how Broadway was connected to the wars. This will be done with the help of Rhubarb Rhubarb Creatives.
Singer/songwriter Deborah Rose will then be working with the young people to write and produce their own songs based on the research and interviews. These will be performed at the school, care home and the beautiful Broadway Museum and Art Gallery as part of Evesham Festival of Words. See poster for more information and to book tickets. Many thanks to Rooftop Housing, Wychavon DC and Worcestershire County Council and Evesham Festival of Words for supporting the project.