A busy start to 2022!
It's probably too late to say 'Happy New Year' - but we'll say it anyway!
Please see our latest Newsletter below and you can download the PDF from the link above - this has live URL links to videos. The start of 2022 has been unusually busy at RAW HQ - we've been involved in several high profile projects including British Art Show 9 in Wolverhampton.
Alex Vann from RAW led an online music and singing workshop as part of the 'Creativity After C19' ACE funded project which features several creative arts practitioners discussing ways to tackle long covid type symptoms. He sang 4 of his own songs, talked about the importance of breathing and even managed to compose a new song using lyrics submitted by attendees in the chat window! The session was recorded and you can watch the video on YouTube.
Please do get in touch with any queries / feedback on any of the articles or if you think we can work with your organisation on some uplifting and engaging creative projects.
Alex, Gary and the team at RAW
Christmas Half Term Activities are 'educational and fun'
Real Arts Workshops (RAW) were pleased to be awarded a grant from City of Wolverhampton Council to deliver arts, crafts and BSL activities over Christmas Half Term. The funding is from Department for Education for young people who are eligible for the HAF (Holidays Activities and Food) programme.
Alex Vann, a director of RAW said: “This funding required RAW to incorporate some education about healthy food choices for young people and we did this in various creative ways such as still life drawing, poster design and decorating pots containing fruit and water. We worked with a fantastic group of young people aged 10-16, some with very complex needs so we needed to ensure our activities were engaging and fun as well as educational.”
Here's what the young people told us:
Alex Vann is an all round creative. He formed RAW in 1997 out of a University project and restarted it in 2018 after working as a graphic designer for agencies and in-house for many years.