Make, Do & Friends is a partnership project between Suffolk Artlink, Dance East and the Rural Coffee Caravan.
Together we devise programmes of creative social events for adults (55+) in villages and towns in Mid Suffolk and Babergh.
The creative events are delivered by a team of experienced artists: from poets, dancers and image makers to paper, theatre and printmakers.
In Westhorpe, we helped establish and run a singing group, whilst in both Needham Market and Stowmarket there are flourishing Radio Drama Clubs where people regularly come together to listen to plays and discuss them over a tea and slice of cake.
We’ve done plaster casting in Horham, felting at Nedging Tye and willow weaving on Finningham Green. In early March we congregated in Wingfield Barns, where we made paper, created speed poetry, animated nature tables and contributed to and were delighted by the fantastic Dance We Made.
Right now its not possible to meet up face-to-face so, through the medium of the internet (with a little help from telephones and snail mail), those same artists are delivering creative events on this blog site.
And, as soon as we can get out there again, we’ll be back on the road, running creative events and celebrating all these wonderful ways we’ve discovered to Make, Do & Friends.
Suffolk Artlink is a participatory arts charity. We develop and deliver inclusive arts programme, creating spaces for people to connect with one another and enjoy the benefits of being creative together.
Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut
Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY
Telephone 01986 873955