Creative Connections Western Isles

Funded and supported by Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities programme, Creative Connections Western Isles provides creative and social online and in-person opportunities for older adults who feel isolated due to Covid19 restrictions or shielding, geographical distance from facilities, illness or disability.

A next series of free workshops begins in November 2021:

Memory of Fabric: online

3D Textiles Collage: online

Home is where the art is: online

Story Boxes: Ravenspoint, Kershader and Talla nan Mara, Pairc Niseaboist

Seasonal Printmaking: Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, South Dell and Grinneabhat, Bragar

Drawing and Painting  in Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist and Talla an Iochdair, Iochdar, South Uist

Creative Connections online workshops are delivered via Zoom and Project Co-ordinator Mark Jones is on hand and happy to provide any support with technical issues and set up ‘practice’ Zoom sessions to assist.

Creative Connections Western Isles workshops are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited, and booking is essential.

Inspiring Scotland: Since 2008, Inspiring Scotland has worked towards a Scotland where everyone, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, or the circumstances they are born into, has the chance to enjoy a happy, healthy life free from poverty and disadvantage. Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of the deepest social problems.

Creative Communities is a new programme that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities. The programme will distribute up to £900,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period November 2020-July 2021. Creative Communities is funded jointly by the Scottish Government’s Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in culture throughout their lives.