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  1. Singing Across Generations

    2nd November 2020

    Jennifer Hill is using music to demystify dementia with a project funded by National Lottery players

  2. Clubbing Together

    2nd November 2020

    Created for children on the autistic spectrum, those with additional support needs, who are socially excluded, or have disabilities, the programmes Abbie creates for Q Club – established in 2016 after winning funding from BBC Children in Need – allows young people aged between five and eighteen to explore digital technologies in a creative art context

  3. Theatre Is A Mirror To Society

    2nd November 2020

    Growing up in Nigeria, Moji was initially discouraged from studying for the stage and came to the craft as a mature student. Now working with artists within Sheffield and nationally, her National Lottery funded project, Utopia Theatre commissions writers and produces plays focused on telling the stories of Africans in the diaspora

  4. Bringing Together Those Who Feel Most Apart

    2nd November 2020

    The lockdown period proved especially challenging for Beth James, who runs a theatre company for children, young people and adults with disabilities and autism. While millions of people were struggling with establishing new routines the world over, for those with autism the changes proved exceptionally daunting.

  5. Music Is The Great Leveller

    2nd November 2020

    Preludes works in areas of Bristol that are experiencing high levels of economic disadvantage and aims to put music at the heart of every child’s education. It is run by manager Penny Rawlings, one of a group of dedicated music professionals, whose work aims to put enjoyment, confidence, coordination, speech and language skills into children’s education.

  6. The Benefits We’ve Seen Are Huge

    2nd November 2020

    Arts Care is a uniquely original health care organisation founded on the idea of giving patients, families, staff and visitors a better quality of experience through participation and access to the arts. Every week it delivers a weekly programme of art of all kinds, including visual art, dance, art, music, film-making, creative writing, and even clown doctors across five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.

  7. A 50 Person Zoom Disco

    2nd November 2020

    KMAdotcom is a working art studio that bills itself as a space of originality, collaboration and imagination. It is managed by four artists from Monday to Friday but is open and flexible to suit the needs of people who come to the workshop.

  8. I Met The Sea At The Bus Stop

    2nd November 2020

    Open Book is a charity that runs shared reading and creative writing sessions in communities across Scotland. It uses literature to connect people, build communities and to amplify voices that often go unheard.

  9. Mother Tongues

    2nd November 2020

    Shamim is also a poet in residence at Apples and Snakes, a project funded by the players of The National Lottery which has worked with renowned artists including Billy Bragg, Lemn Sissay, Kae Tempest and Benjamin Zephaniah.

  10. Putting things in place

    28th October 2020

    With nearly 51,000 visually impaired people in Essex, helping the blind and those with limited sight over lockdown became a major priority. For Michelle Thompson (General Manager) and Sarah-Jane Piper (Project Coordinator) of the Blind And Sight Impaired Society, that meant making a total of more than 3,000 calls to help people who were suddenly especially vulnerable.

  11. We see Lonely People Come To Life Again

    28th October 2020

    Emily Kenward is the founder of the charity Time To Talk Befriending, which provided immense support to elderly people during lockdown.

  12. Finding yourself after a loss

    28th October 2020

    Rhian Mannings is the founder of 2 Wish Upon A Star - a charity she set up after her family was hit by a double tragedy in 2012.