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Help to get creative at home

The Corn Exchange are teaming up with Kennet Radio to offer local people creative activities to do at home.

“Contactless Creativity” has been specially designed to help people in their homes during pandemic conditions.

Each week a different artist will produce creative activities to be accessed online or via packs delivered to residents’ homes.  This will give those, who are currently shielding or who can’t get online, the opportunity to keep creative and connected.

The Corn Exchange is inviting local people to sign up to the project, and is also looking for volunteers to help with the pack distribution.

The packs will include printed activity sheets and materials for creative tasks such as painting or writing.  Each recipient will also receive an audio message from the artist that will talk participants step by step through a creative exercise.  There will also be a piece of work created by the artist that they can enjoy at home.

For those with online access, the Contactless Creativity Packs will be available on the Corn Exchange’s website.

Kennet Radio are supporting the project with a weekly slot to broadcast the creative exercises every Thursday at 11am, repeated at 3.30pm.  There is also a dedicated telephone line, 01635 780797, that you can call at any time to hear the week’s creative exercise, donated by local telecomms and technology company  Together Technology Ltd

Calls to the dedicated number cost the same as calls to any other 01635 Newbury number, and may well be included in your phone line’s call package at no extra cost – check with your phone service provider if you’re not sure. 

If you want to get involved with this exciting project, call the Corn Exchange on 01635 582 666 or email [email protected].

There are more details on the Corn Exchange website by clicking on this link:

Image above is by Garry Knight from Flickr CCL.