e:create Spring 2016

We’ve got lots going on at Create over the next few months including a new programme for young LGBT people, a 100-mile bike ride from London’s streets to the Surrey countryside and an exhibition of Rembrandt etchings that haven’t been seen in over a decade. Read on to find out more about my latest article in the Huffington Post and to see the gallery of photos from our recent creative:space event with Derek Paravicini.

Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder & Chief Executive

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Create’s new programme for young LGBT people
February marked the beginning of creative:together, a new LGBT Youth Creative Arts Programme developed by Create in partnership with METRO Charity and international law firm Ashurst. The workshops enable young LGBT people at risk of isolation to strengthen their support network, express themselves and build confidence. Check out the photos that the young people produced in their first workshops with our artists.

Why music in hospitals is essential for good healthcare
This year we’ve already reached 451 children in hospitals and hospices with our interactive music workshops, and we’re planning on reaching many more across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and London . Read Chief Executive Nicky Goulder’s article in Huffington Post about why every hospital should integrate music into healthcare.

Cycling for Create
#TeamCreate cyclists will be donning their lycra and riding through closed roads, past iconic London sights and into stunning Surrey countryside thanks to Prudential’s kind donation of places on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.  Sponsor our new colleague David Lyons who is cycling the 100 miles to raise much-needed funds for our work.

Rembrandt etchings revealed
On Friday 15 April, we’ll be at the opening reception of Rembrandt & Modern Masters at the John Davies Gallery in Gloucestershire. This is the first time that Neil Kaplan CBE QC’s collection of 50+ Rembrandt etchings will be exhibited for over a decade. There is an accompanying collection of prints for sale by Modern Masters including Bacon, Freud, Moore and Picasso. Create is the beneficiary. To attend please contact joanne@createarts.org.uk.

Photo gallery: creative:space
On Sunday 13 March, we ran our creative:spaceevent for disabled children and their families at Henry Wood Hall in Southwark. Derek Paravicini worked his magic on the piano, musicians from the Antonio Forcione Quartet got us dancing and the children made some fantastic masks and puppets! Here are some of the best photos.

Shop at Sainsbury’s? Support Create
Sainsbury’s has recently launched its Everyday Shopping Card and Create is a beneficiary. Sainsbury’s will donate 4% of every £1 you upload onto your card to Create at no cost to you. Those pennies will add up so request your Everyday Shopping Card now.