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1/9/19

Great news this week! Our popular "Get Crafty" group will be running weekly from now on. It has been such a success that fortnightly is just simply not enough! We have been overwhelmed at the talent within the group and also at the determination to learn new skills from scratch.

28/7/19

We are taking referrals for our Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit course. This is an excellent course for women who have experienced domestic abuse in their past and are still feeling the impact. The feedback from the course has been that it has really helped to process some of the feelings that were left behind as improving self esteem and confidence.

10/7/19

We have been busy preparing to have a stand at Tribe Norfolk, a beautiful local festival of music and celebrating all things Norfolk. If you are going, please come and say Hi. We will have some of our postcard sized prints for sale as well as making little boxes of positivity.

30/5/19

Tonight we were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of a new National Lottery game in London, it was certainly an experience. We are thankful to the lottery for funding some of our Future You courses.

This is Jo being interviewed about our project.

lottery

21/5/19

The "Get Crafty" group is proving to be very popular, it's a lovely chilled social evening. It's running on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of the month.

7/5/19

We are excited to be launching a new evening craft group called "Get Crafty". This is following feedback that they would like activities to do in the evening as this is when most services are not open and they feel most isolated. No experience or skills necessary, there will be a variety of crafts to have a go at as well as refreshments and friendly faces. Just £2 per week.

27/3/19

Last week we had a visit from the incredibly talented Ruthie Collins, she is doing a fantastic project here in Great Yarmouth.....

 

Would you like to try your hand at creative writing in a safe, supportive environment with other women? Help celebrate inspirational women, nominated by the Great Yarmouth community? Champion a woman you know or admire? Writer Ruthie Collins is offering a free story writing workshop to women in Great Yarmouth to improve literacy, confidence and wellbeing – in partnership with Great Yarmouth Library, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the National Centre for Writing, original projects, and Harbour Radio. Stories will be shared in an exhibition in June at Great Yarmouth Library.

 

The workshop is part of Yarmouth Mysteries, an Arts Council England funded project supporting Ruthie Collins while she writes her novel, Doing Up Cleopatra in Great Yarmouth, while helping residents try their hand at creative writing. Doing Up Cleopatra has two lead female characters from Great Yarmouth, plus features women artists throughout history – with a lead female detective.

 

School children from St George’s Primary School have also been writing mystery stories for the project, featuring ‘treasure’ given by residents in Great Yarmouth – places, objects and parts of the community that they love the most.

 

Please email ruthie@ruthiecollins.co.uk

or get in contact with us to find out more...

11/3/19

New course dates announced!

Get in touch to find out more!

4/3/19 Who doesn't want one of these mugs? Not only do they have beautiful artwork from the incredibly talented Emma_lc_art but they raise valuable funds for us to be able to support more women on our project in Great Yarmouth.

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24/2/19

Pleased to be able to facilitate this worthwhile course soon. If you are interested in attending* or know someone who would benefit please get in touch.

*Attendance on course is subject to an initial assessment.

Or if you would like this delivered at your organisation, please get in touch to find out costs.

Women's Day Event

 

12/02/2019

Excited to be attending this event. Inspiration and cake, what could be better. Come along if you are local to Great Yarmouth.

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