16th September 2021
Cultural Wellbeing Days in Wellingborough during Summer 2021
Sarah Brown, Producer at Made With Many reflects on summer Community Champions events in Wellingborough
Throughout the summer, Made With Many teamed up with Support Northamptonshire’s Community Champions project, along with the United African Association, Teamwork Trust and the Asha Deep project to deliver a series of Cultural Wellbeing events in Wellingborough.
In late July, a Creative Wellbeing Day for our Disabled community gave local people the opportunity to have a go at a number of different creative workshops, including dance, craft, visual art and music. In early August, we ran a Cultural event for African and Caribbean communities at the Wellingborough African Caribbean Association, including an African drumming workshop, food tasting and other presentations. In mid-August, we worked with the Asha Deep Project to organise a Wellbeing Mela, with craft activities for children and adults, community stalls, dance and music.
It has been great to see local people enjoying themselves and coming together as a community. All the events have been made as safe as possible to offer people an opportunity to get out and meet with people again, after a number of national lockdowns. By delivering different creative workshops, activities and celebration events, we have been able to listen to the community, giving them the opportunity to try new things and tell us what is important in their communities. We hope to be able to organise further events and activities for these communities in future.