- Thursday 21st May -
- BLOG POST
Lunch and Learn Goes Online
2019/20 Lunch and Learn
This project was initiated by Presteigne Festival as part of its community work. It was planned as a series of weekly events from February to April, intended to reach older sections of the community and to provide social and learning interaction, based around visual arts. The Bleddfa Centre was the host venue, with East Radnorshire Day Centre providing minibus transport for participants who required it. It proved extremely popular, with a waiting list for each session.
Artist Lois Hopwood co-ordinated a team of workshop leaders, to cover painting, spinning, ceramics and singing. Home-made lunches served at each session have been hugely appreciated, as has the welcoming setting of the Bleddfa Centre.
One of several complete novices said ‘I hadn’t done any painting before and was delighted to discover how much I enjoyed it. I now have a new hobby!’
Project supported by PAVO Small Health Grants and The Oakdale Trust.
UPDATED MAY 2020 in response to Covid-19
We are now able to take this project online, with artist Lois Hopwood leading a series of weekly virtual art assignments with many of the original participants. We look forward to being able to share some of their work on this site and in our social media.
This is thanks to additional Covid-19 resilience funding from the Community Foundation of Wales.