e:create February 2017

February has been packed-full of major arts and culture events, with the BAFTAs, London Fashion Week and the Grammys, and now it’s time for Create and our participants to take centre stage. We’ve got lots of exciting news for you, including ways you can support us (if attending an exclusive event doesn’t take your fancy, maybe a food-eating challenge will?) and stories from our participants. Enjoy!

Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder and Chief Executive

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Stories from Create projects

Peter’s story: “Create has given me the time and effort to bring myself out and kind of explode on the page. The creative arts allow us to express ourselves.” Read more.

David’s story: “I have loved photography all my life. It isn’t how good the camera is, it’s whether you see something worth capturing. The workshops so far have reinforced my knowledge of composition.” Read more.

Pancake Day – Tuesday 28 February

Next Tuesday is Pancake Day, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting Create? Our friends at The Breakfast Club are challenging you to eat 12 of their pancakes in 12 minutes: if you can stomach the stack, you eat for free. If you’re bettered by the batter, you pay full price and the profits go to Create! Find out more about the challenge here.

Design Museum

On 16 March, Create is hosting an exclusive event at the Design Museum in its incredible new venue on Kensington High Street. Guests will have the opportunity to see the museum’s stunning first exhibitions during the Private View alongside a music performance by a group of our young participants. We’re thrilled to give them this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

To buy your tickets for this exclusive event, please complete the booking form on this page or contact Emma Tribe – emma@createarts.org.uk  020 7374 8485.

How Making Art can create a Fairer and More Caring Society

Four in 10 parents of children with disabilities reported that their child ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ has the opportunity to socialise with children without disabilities and children with disabilities and more likely to experience bullying. I wrote for the London Economic about how Create uses collaborative art to develop positive attitudes and build shared understanding between young people with and without disabilities. Read the article here