Participants in last year’s ceramic workshops got so much out of them that they requested more this year. Those who turned up regularly on Wednesday afternoons in February and March for another series of workshops had the pleasure of working once again with inspirational Alice Thatcher. We also had a chance to produce items for inclusion in this year’s British Ceramics Biennial at Spode Works Stoke. We even had a group of students from Keele University filming us at work. Brilliant!
Evaluation Tea Party
Project participants took part in a Project evaluation exercise at the Potbank Cafe Spode Works, Stoke. We were able to collect some of the items we had made in the ceramic workshops which had been fired and enjoyed each others company over hot drinks and delicious cake. Apart from being a delightful social occasion, it also produced sufficient feedback to help with the 18 month report to our grant funders The People’s Health Trust. Thanks!
With no guest speakers, this turned out to be a most enjoyable get together when we discussed the group’s achievements and mulled over possibilities to mark its 10th Anniversary in December. It also allowed a funder’s photo opportunity wearing Health Lottery T-shirts and holding Health Lottery mugs.
Our Chair Maurice Greenham gets invited to some interesting places…most recently to the Guildhall in London where he took part in a reception to mark the handing over to the London Metropolitan Archive of a substantial collection of personal stories of people living long-term with HIV…including his own filmed interview. Momentous occasion in a magnificent setting. To view a taster of The National HIV Story Trust Film visit Maurice’s website and scroll down to the Youtube video link.
Our outings and workshops form part of the OLGBT Wellbeing Project funded by the People’s Health Trust with money raised by the Health Lottery West Midlands,
If you would like to take part in any creative workshops, please express your interest by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 07757 750255