Events and news

Creative Connections - encouraging creativity during Covid 19

We are working to keep all our participants, alumni and the wider community engaged, connected and creative during these challenging times.

Whilst our office is closed and our face-to-face activities are temporarily suspended, our small team of staff and freelancers are developing a range of creative activities which will be accessible online and / or by post. We hope to ensure that we are maintaining contact with everyone as usual, albeit in a different way!

Creative Connections programmes include:

Singing @ Home with Anne – weekly video from our Michaelhouse Singers conductor

Virtual Creative Cafe – an 8 week programme of online creative activities – visit the Arts and Minds Eventbrite page to find out more.

Virtual Arts on Prescription – to engage people registered to start our referral programme this spring through virtual workshops etc – launching in June!

Creative Care – a project through Fullscope in partnership with Cambridge Curiosity & Imagination delivering invitations to create to primary, secondary & post-education groups. Visit our Creative care page to download activities FREE!

Time Together – supporting the wellbeing of our team

Thank you to the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund for awarding a grant to run our Virtual Creative Cafe AND thank you to the generosity of individuals who have donated to our Creative Connections Fundraising Campaign so far!

Stay safe – Stay connected – Stay creative

from the Arts & Minds Team
updated May 2020

NEW Virtual Creative Cafe – 29 May 2020

We're delighted to launch our NEW Virtual Creative Cafe programme – including a range of weekly online creative sessions running throughout June and July. Visit the Arts and Minds Eventbrite page for further details and to register for FREE for any of the sessions!

Pottery 4 Dementia returns! – 15 May 2020

The latest clip from weeks two and three.

Online Pottery 4 Dementia

Check out this clip from our first Pottery for Dementia Zoom session. We've had more sessions since and much fun has been had!

Creative Café Launch @ Cambridge Junction
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Tuesday, 28th January 2020

We’re delighted to be launching our NEW monthly, informal, friendly drop-in cafe in the foyer at Cambridge Junction.

Taking place the LAST TUESDAY of the month, Creative Café is open to everyone, but particularly welcomes people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness to come along and feel more connected with their community.

Look out for people wearing ‘happy to chat’ badges if you’re feeling a little nervous!

Arts and Minds x Dr Martens Fundraiser – Thursday 5th December 12 – 9 pm

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE DR MARTENS CAMBRIDGE STORE FOR – A LIVE DJ, TWO GIG PERFORMANCES, SCREENPRINTING AND A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE PAIR OF DM’S.

Dr Martens are running a creative gig & raising funds for Arts & Minds. DJs will be spinning in the afternoon, followed by two live gigs from BleedEasy and Genesis Elijah. Make your own DMs screen printed tote bag, take advantage of our fully stocked bar and sign up for the chance to win a free pair of DMs. First come, first served. So get down early.

Any DMs purchased on the day will send a £10 donation straight to Arts & Minds PLUS donations from tote bags will also be donated! Steak & Honour will also be parked up outside the store from 6-9pm & they’re going to donate a percentage of the takings to Arts & Minds too!

Join the Facebook Event.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of our projects.

Arts and Minds, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

email: admin@artsandminds.org.uk

telephone: 01223-403485