2014/15 was Create’s most successful year to date and you can read about our key achievements in our Impact Report, hot off the press. The last couple of months have seen the success of our work recognised with a series of awards and shortlistings. Charity Times shortlisted Create as Charity of the Year (in our category), and we took home the winning trophy for PR Team of the Year. Our Inside Stories programme in prisons has been shortlisted for Children & Young People Now’s Youth Justice award and won 18 Koestler Awards. We have plenty of upcoming events and ways to get involved in Create’s work, so we hope to see you soon.
Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder & Chief Executive
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Support young carers and see Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty Following the success of our first collaboration with Create Patron Matthew Bourne, we’re offering 30 young carers the incredible chance to work with his professional dancers to devise their own Curtain Raiser for Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells on 14/01/16. Read about our exclusive ticket package alongside this event; or you might like to sponsor a young carer to take part/provide their ticket for the show.
‘Beyond’: an exhibition showcasing art made by young people with and without disabilities Throughout November and December, we are showcasing an expansive art exhibition at KPMG’s headquarters in Canary Wharf. The show brings together the sensational films, photographs, artworks and sculptures created by young people with and without disabilities during our creative:connection programme in 2015. The young artists will be visiting on 3 December to coincide with International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Get in touch if you’d like to visit.
Job Opportunity Would you like to lead our motivated fundraising team? We’re looking for an experienced Head of Fundraising. Deadline: 5pm, Monday 30 November. Details of how to apply are on our website.
Taking dance into carehomes Since April, we’ve been delivering creative arts workshops within Jewish Care’s North London care services for older people and have seen the benefits that dance, creative writing, photography and sculpture can bring to people with dementia, learning difficulties and limited mobility. Read all about it in The Guardian.
Gallery: young carers’ photographs Over the summer, we launched an exhibition of surreal, music-inspired photographs taken by young carers. The images were produced by young carers from Hillingdon Carers at the Old Vinyl Factory, EMI’s former site which printed records by the likes of The Beatles and Pink Floyd in the 50s and 60s. See the online gallery of their photos.
Shop at Sainsbury’s? Support Create Sainsbury’s have recently launched their Everyday Shopping Card meaning that 4% of every £1 you spend instore will come to Create at no extra cost to you. Those pennies will add up so request your Everyday Shopping Card now.