Arts and Culture – group or individual award
The award is for an individual or group who have made a contribution to arts and cultural activities within their community. The activity must have made a difference to their neighbourhood or made the arts more accessible. This could include workshops, public art, exhibitions or performances.
The Next Generation Arts Café is a group that meets weekly at Lightwaves Leisure Centre in Wakefield and aims to support individuals suffering with mental health and wellbeing issues. Each week they meet and cook together before taking part in different arts and craft activities. The group has also started putting on film nights, photography classes and singing to attract new members. People can come along and try new things and meet people with similar interests.
Keith Deal started Spectrum Children’s Drama Company over 26 years ago. The group allows children aged 6 to 16 years old to learn theatre skills including singing, dancing and acting whilst improving their confidence and social skills. The group is run by four volunteers with arts backgrounds and they put on two performances a year. Spectrum is a safe place for children to make friends, learn new skills and have lots of fun.
The Alzheimer’s Society holds Singing for the Brain sessions every other Wednesday in Kettlethorpe, Wakefield for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their families or carers to attend. The group allows people to meet and sing a variety of songs together, helping them with their memories and to relax. In addition to these sessions they also have forget me not coffee mornings to allow people to meet up and socialise in a safe setting.
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