Get your inventing hats on …

After our first session with a Leicestershire extra care scheme and local primary school the feedback we got was fantastic and St. Mary’s residents have been invited along to the school to celebrate their work together. The bonds between project buddies was already strong after session one and everybody was looking forward to meeting up again.

In session two we set about trying to invent a new food product. As usual there were no boundaries or limits to imagination and the group were soon inventing new ideas from ice cream that never melts, to Jubilee chocolates to cakes with layers of everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Next time project buddies will be working together to write and rehearse an advert for their new product, ready for filming, so watch this space!

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About beautyandutilityarts

My name is Katherine Brown and I run Beauty and Utility Arts, an Arts and Health project management service. I have over a decade of experience working with vulnerable groups and individuals in roles including support worker, Supported Employment Advisor and Community Fundraiser for The Midlands. Now, I manage a range of Arts and Health projects involving carers, people using mental health and learning disability services and the over 50′s. I specialise in developing ideas, fundraising, full project management, consultation, workshop provision, sourcing artists, Social Enterprise, event planning, SROI and exploring sustainability options. Since beginning Beauty and Utility Arts in January 2010 I have worked on a range of projects including comedy workshops, placing public art into health centres, setting up a Social Enterprise, project managing Showcase Smoothie, developing mental health walking projects and running arts based reminiscence workshops for the over 50′s, all of which is detailed in my blog (www.beautyandutilityarts.com)
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