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Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week Event List: 17-23 May 2021

Creativity and Wellbeing week is a partnership between London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance. It is an open festival where anyone who wants to host an event focused on culture, arts and wellbeing to join in the programme.

Here is a list of some of the events that are happening in Norfolk with information about how to take part. Visit the Creativity & Wellbeing Week website to find out more about the national programme.

Draw and Explore Creativity Pack

When: Monday 17 May – Sunday 23 May

Where: Norfolk Museums - find your local museum

Collect a free creativity pack from Norfolk Museums.

Drawing for Wellbeing – Self Portraits

When: Monday 17 May, 12 – 12:45pm

Where: Online

Entry: Free, please book on the Norwich Theatre website

No previous drawing experience is necessary. All you will need is a mirror, a biro and a few pieces of paper, card or an opened up cereal packet.

The Silver Social – Clay with Akers of Art

When: Tuesday 18 May, 10 – 11am

Where: Online

Entry: Telephone 01362 656870 or email: community@breckland.gov.uk

In this four week series with Akers of Art we will be exploring our creativity with clay. Spaces for this workshop series are limited to 20 places and booking will close once the spaces are filled. Find out more about Clay with Akers of Art

Burgh Castle Almanac Experience

When: Tuesday 18 May, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Burgh Castle Fort

Entry: Contact laura@restorationtrust.org.uk

The Burgh Castle Almanac Community Group are pleased to announce the start of the Burgh Castle Almanac Experience, an archaeology, creative and wellbeing programme based at Burgh Castle Roman Fort.

The programme will commence on Tuesday 18 May with a Broads walk, accompanied by Sam Brown of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Ballet for Wellbeing

When: Tuesday 18 May, 12 – 12:45pm

Where: Online

Entry: Free, please book on the Norwich Theatre website.

An open level ballet workshop suitable for beginners.

Drama for Wellbeing

When: Tuesday 18 May, 12 – 12:45pm

Where: Online

Tickets: Free, please book on the Norwich Theatre website.

Come along and reinvigorate those natural basic instincts during this lunchtime session where we will play some fun drama games that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and laughter to the group!

Yarmouth Springs Eternal Exhibition

When: Wednesday 19 May – Sunday 20th June

Open Monday – Saturday: 12 – 5.30pm & Sundays 12-4pm.

Where: PRIMEYARC, Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, NR30

Entry: Free and non-ticketed

An exhibition of artworks created during a series of artist-led walks and workshops with adults in Great Yarmouth with lived experience of homelessness and migration. Find out more about Yarmouth Springs Eternal.

Yours Sincerely: Creative Letter Writing

When: Wednesday 19 May, 10am – 12 noon

Where: Online

Entry: Free, book Yours Sincerely: Creative Letter Writing.

Staff from the Norfolk Records office will introduce you to some historical voices from their archives of letters, followed by a creative writing session led by an experienced and supportive local writer.

Online Paper Collage with Rebecca Mills

When: Wednesday 19 May, 10am – 12 noon

Where: Online

Entry: £15, book Online Paper Collage with Rebecca Mills

This workshop will take you through the whole process of creating your own textured papers, how to cut shapes and compose a collage from scratch.

Singing for Wellbeing

When: Thursday 20 May, 12 – 12:45pm

Where: Online

Tickets: Free, please book on the Norwich Theatre website.

Singing is good for the body and soul. Join us to learn simple breathing techniques and vocal exercises and a supportive space.

Mindful Collaging

When: Thursday 20 May, 10 – 11am

Where: Online

Entry: Free, book tickets on Eventbrite.

Explore your creative side by discovering new ideas to create your own work of art. Using walking as inspiration, the workshop will focus on how we can use sensory experiences to create unique art works with collage.

Cloth of Kindness

When: Thursday 20 May, 12 – 12:45pm

Where: Online

Entry: Free, Free, please book on the Norwich Theatre website.

Join us for a soothing online session of sew and share. All you’ll need is one of our sewing packs or a patch of plain material and embroidery needle and thread, paper and pen, and a compassionate heart.

Online Portrait Drawing with Frances Martin, Colour Media

When: Saturday 22 May, 10am – 12 noon

Where: Online

Entry: £15, book Online Portrait Drawing with Frances Martin.

Using a photo or other choice of subject as source you will create a portrait drawing using colour drawing media. This course is taught online via a virtual classroom using ZOOM

Tots2Teens Taster Day

When: Saturday 22 May, 10am – 3pm

Where: Carrowbreck Gardens, Carrowbreck House, Carrowbreck Road, NR6 5FA

Entry: £2 per child on the door

We’re welcoming families to come and see what we offer young people in Broadland at our Tots2Teens School Holiday Clubs.

Activities include:

  • Learn how to control a robot with Lab Media
  • Discover how to build your own shelter in the woods with Back to Basics Bushcraft
  • Football Fun coaching sessions
  • Seed planting
  • Weaving
  • Multi-Sport games
  • Pom-pom making
  • And much more!

Refreshments will also be available throughout the day. Find out more on the Tots2Teens Facebook event.

Yarmouth Springs Eternal Conference (sold out)

When: Saturday 22 May, 12 – 5:30pm

Entry: Free

The Yarmouth Springs Eternal conference will explore relationships, perceptions and experiences of connecting with the natural world through the arts. It’ll feature presentations from the featured exhibition artists and a Q&A. During the conference, we’ll also explore establishing a network of artists working with nature and parts of the day will be live-streamed online.

Find out more about the Yarmouth Springs Eternal conference.

Recovery Poems, Norfolk and Norwich Festival

When: Monday 17 May – Sunday 23 May

Where: Norwich City Centre

Entry: Free non ticketed event

Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) presents the Recovery Poems. Through talking and listening to communities, artists Robert Montgomery and Deanna Rodger have created an inspiring light poem that will visit public spaces as a backdrop for workshops, performances and reflections. Citizens can come together to respond to loss and the building of better communities as we start to emerge from the pandemic. Find out more about Recovery Poems.

Plants, Porcelain, People, Norfolk and Norwich Festival

When: Tuesday 18 May – Saturday 12 June

Where: St Peter Hungate, Norwich

Entry: Free, please book a ticket on the Norfolk and Norwich Festival website.

Plants, Porcelain, People is an exciting new collaborative installation made by ceramicist, Katie Spragg in response to and in partnership with a group of young refugees, through the Norwich based charity,

Norwich International Youth Project. Find out more about Plants, Porcelain, People.

Garden Party, Norfolk and Norwich Festival

When: Saturday 22 May – Sunday 23 May, 11am – 5pm

Where: Festival Gardens, Norwich

Entry: Free, please book a ticket on the Norfolk and Norwich Festival website.  

Two days of beautiful, magical outdoors arts in the park. This year’s Garden Party will feature four Zones, with multiple performances in each Zone. You’ll have to pre-book free tickets for a particular Zone.

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