Projects

A BIG WELCOME TO THE BIG WELCOME CAFE!

A community project for vulnerable adults,

to raise awareness for vulnerable adults.

The programme, setup by the Swadlincote Asperger’s Society, launched in the last week of March 2015 , to celebrate World Autism Awareness Week, and has resulted in the publication of our coffee table book, which documents our own stories and showcases our artwork…

The project offered an opportunity for vulnerable adults, their friends, family, and carers to access fun, friendly, drop-in creative activities, with tea and biscuits. Sessions included:

  • Film making workshops with Film City’s Adam Robertson…
  • A Graffiti workshop with Todd Wood…
  • Creative writing workshops with writer Kevin Fegan
  • Comic book making with illustrator Sally Jane Thompson
  • Book editing and layout session at Charnwood Arts
  • Willow weaving and wood carving with environmental artist Peter Wood
  • Basket making skills with Eddie Glee
  • Linecut prints with Caroline Bennett 
  • Silk Painted Wall hangings with textile artist Jen Johnson

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