Create appears on Grayson Perry’s Channel 4 show

A behind the scenes photo from Grayson Perry's Channel 4 show Grayson's Art Club with young carers from Lambeth

One of Create’s projects featured on the hit Channel 4 TV show Grayson’s Art Club on Friday 25 March.

Grayson’s Art Club is a primetime art documentary series presented by Turner-Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry and psychotherapist and artist Philippa Perry. The show, which began during the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to bring the nation together through art and unleash our collective creativity, with Grayson making new works, hosting masterclasses and speaking to famous faces from the worlds of art and entertainment.

As part of the latest series, Philippa Perry visited different communities around the UK and explored the benefits that art-making can have on their mental health and wellbeing. In February 2022, she and the production team visited one of our visual art projects with young carers who attend Carers Hub Lambeth. The resulting film formed part of episode two in the series.

Heroes and heroines

During the project, the young carers worked with our professional artist Rachel McGivern to reflect on the theme “heroes and heroines”, creating three life-sized characters out of cardboard, which they brought to life with colour and collage.

“Heroes and heroines” was also the theme of the episode, which highlighted that young carers themselves are everyday heroes who live among us.

Above: Philippa Perry talks about her time on the project and the value of creativity

“Create creates spaces for people who otherwise wouldn’t experience what creativity can do for you, and I think that’s really important.”

Philippa Perry

One of the young carers who took part in the project, Faridah, was interviewed for the show. Philippa visited Faridah at home to get a better understanding of her life as a young carer, what being a young carer means, and how creativity can bring much-needed hope, escapism and respite to young carers.

If you missed the show, or to watch it again, click here.

We spoke to Faridah and her mother, Honey, about their life at home and what a difference taking part in Create workshops has had on Faridah. Click below to hear what they had to say:

We are grateful to Faridah and her family, as well as the young carers and staff at Carers Hub Lambeth, for their support with this project.

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Young carers from Lambeth during our inspired arts project that was filmed for Channel 4 show Grayson's Art Club

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