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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True Tales is a new storytelling and visual art project. Storytelling workshops have been taking place at The De Montfort School, Blackminster Middle School, Garage Arts, a knit and natter group at Ferry View and with some people from Eastern Europe. Rhubrab Rhubarb Creatives have been recording the stories created from the workshops based on the themes of new beginnings and journeys. They will inform a new visual art exhibition called ‘Moving in:Moving On’ which will run at Evesham Library from 19 June to 8 July as part of the Evesham Festival of Words.
Artist Caroline Tredwell will be interpreting the stories and will create an inspirational contemporary installation based on the true stories from the people of Evesham young and old. The project is being produced by Arts Uplift CIC and Vale of Evesham Network of Artists. The installation is FREE to all.
Jenny Davis, Director of Arts Uplift CIC says “ It’s been fascinating and inspiring listening to all of the stories that have come from the workshops we held recently and from such a diverse range of people. I’m excited to see how Caroline Tredwell will interpret them in to an interesting yet hopefully challenging exhibition.”
True Tales has been supported by Arts Uplift, The Elmley Foundation, Wychavon District Council, Worcestershire County Council Divisional Fund, Vale of Evesham Network of Artists and Evesham Festival of Words