Have a great creative day out with scheme for older folk in north Norfolk

Our Day Out is an inclusive programme of activities for older people. Picture: Creative Arts East

Our Day Out is an inclusive programme of activities for older people. Picture: Creative Arts East - Credit: Creative Arts East

A programme of free music and dance activities for older people in North Norfolk continues in June.

The Our Day Out programme is an inclusive group for all older people, engaging participants in fun and stimulating activities, delivered by professionally trained arts practitioners, through arts and community development charity, Creative Arts East.

It welcomes all older people, and is supportive of those living with early to mid-stage dementia and their carers, as well as older people living with long-term health conditions.

The programme has received funding from Spirit of 2012, an independent trust established with Big Lottery funding, North Norfolk District Council and Breckland Council, to provide high quality and beneficial creative sessions for older people.

So far this year, the groups have been enjoying making music with Paul and Les, combining digital music acoustic instruments to make their own original music and some fun and entertaining dance sessions with Glass House Dance Company.

More music sessions with Paul and Les will be taking place in Wells on Tuesdays, June 13 and 27, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at the Wells Community Hospital.

They will also be in North Walsham on Thursdays, June 8 and 22, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at The Cameo Café, Furze Hill Resource Centre, Happisburgh Road.

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The team are planning to work with local artists in the future and international companies, such as Rambert and the Matthew Bourne company.

Creative Arts East is keen to hear from older people who would like to join these sessions that are all about having some fun and feeling good afterwards.

There are also opportunities for people who would like to become involved as volunteers, and help someone smile this summer.

Creative Arts East is an arts and community development charity founded in 1994 with the focus of taking the arts into rural communities. It runs a rural touring scheme for live performance and cinema and a variety of projects for cultural education, health and wellbeing and volunteer development.

For more information on the Our Day Out sessions contact Lea Schiller at Creative Arts East on 01953 713390 or email lea@creativeartseast.co.uk.

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