Arts

Goldies Live – fun, free sing-a-longs from the sofa

2021-01-26T11:39:38+00:00

The Goldies Charity are well known and loved for our daytime Sing&Smile sessions. These sessions, prior to the lockdown, numbered 220 groups across England and Wales, reaching 3500 people every month. These fun social sing-a-long sessions, alongside intergenerational activities, Age Awareness days, concerts and festive celebrations, aim to combat isolation with older isolated and often vulnerable people, building stronger communities and supportive friendships. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the temporary closure of all Sing&Smile sessions across England and Wales from March 2020. But we adapted quickly with the launch of our first ever digital service - GoldiesLive - [...]

Goldies Live – fun, free sing-a-longs from the sofa2021-01-26T11:39:38+00:00

Isolation Blanket Provides a Lifeline During Lockdown

2020-12-14T10:10:27+00:00

When we are born, we are wrapped in a blanket. When we die, we are covered with a blanket. Traditionally a large wool covering for warmth on a bed, the blanket has a meaning that is so much more. As a child, a blanket is often used in times of comfort when they are poorly or upset. It is used for soothing, calming and as a kindness gesture, and can often become a favourite possession that a child is both physically and emotionally attached to. ASCEND is an award-winning community charity based in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire. We support [...]

Isolation Blanket Provides a Lifeline During Lockdown2020-12-14T10:10:27+00:00

Tileyard Impact: Bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers

2020-11-17T15:52:52+00:00

Tileyard Impact is the work experience programme from the Tileyard studios, taking young people from local estates, schools and colleges and introducing them to real work creative industry projects This increases their experience and networks while introducing them to the creative environment. Wizdom is Managing Director of Tileyard Impact which is bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers. Wizdom was an artist for 17 years and then moved into Youth Work, running the Arts for London Charity XLP. After being involved in the setting up of ELAM School and the Big Music Project Wizdom returned to [...]

Tileyard Impact: Bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers2020-11-17T15:52:52+00:00
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