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Art and performance for the local community

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

We had a wonderful time this month as we worked with Age UK Lambeth's MYsocial programme, along with Coin Street Nursery to take artwork made by local pre-school children to isolated members of the community.

Inspired by the book The World Made a Rainbow by Michelle Robinson, children from Coin Street Nursery explored the subject of community and friendship, and then made colourful original artworks. On Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November Family Volunteering Club made individual, covid safe, visits to outside of the homes of the participants to deliver these artworks.

To make the visits even more special, each person we visited was treated to a 15min performance from a professional artist. Lola Oh (Writers and Scribez) a poet and writer read some of her beautiful original work including Raspberries and DAMI-LOLA . Baritone Peter Edge (Songhaven) brought joy to residents as he sang songs including Oh What a Beautiful Morning Guitarist and singer Elliott Morris (New Music Now) serenaded residents with original music including Wild Mountain Thyme alongside more well known songs including Three Little Birds.

The project was kindly funded by Comic Relief’s Community Fund.

One of the participants we visited said:

I am absolutely over the moon and crying happy tears, I loved the singing and the beautiful

picture from the children, my neighbours came out and enjoyed it too. I will never forget it, thank


The mother of one of the participants we visited said:

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.... This is the most beautiful thing for someone like my mum

who can’t go out… You’ve brightened my mum’s day - and mine!

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