Our Day Out - Projects

Our Day Out

 
'Our Day Out' is a fantastic programme, funded by the Spirit of 2012 Trust, which aims to engage older people in Norfolk with culture and creativity through participatory music and dance sessions, whilst in a dementia friendly environment.
 
It runs twice a month in Dereham, Watton, Attleborough, North Walsham, Thetford and Wells-next-the-sea.
 
Each month there is something new to experience. So far in the programme we have had African drumming, poetry performance and workshops, live music, cinema afternoons and more!
 
We are always looking for more people to join the fun, so if you are interested in coming along please do get in touch on either 01953 713390 or by emailing enquiries@creativeartseast.co.uk
 
If you're a professional musician or dancer and you'd like to work with us in a freelance capacity, please click here to learn more.
 
We're also looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run these sessions.
 
Volunteering with Our Day Out will involve:
 
- Setting up and clearing away before and after the sessions
 
- Making the participants feel welcome
 
- Encouraging and supporting participation
 
- Helping to make teas, coffees, cut cake and wash up
 
- Completing a volunteering monitoring form every three months
 
- Supporting participants in tasks
 
Besides the satisfaction of helping older people to express themselves creatively, volunteers will also receive:
 
- Access to free training, including dementia-awareness training
 
- An increased skill set. This includes opportunities to develop interpersonal, communication, organisational, timing, confidence, team work and leadership skills
 
- Experience of working with high-quality arts activities and arts practitioners (which includes nationally and internationally renowned artists and companies)
 
Volunteers must show at least a 6-month commitment (this equates to supporting at least 12 sessions for 1 group). All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
 
To get started: contact Lea at lea@creativeartseast.co.uk or 01953713390/ 07432769632
 
Spirit of 2012 was established by the Big Lottery Fund in November 2013 with an endowment of £47m. Spirit invests in happiness. Their vision is that all people are equally empowered to get out, be involved and feel better. They believe in equal chances; they're working to ensure the spirit that radiated from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics is felt across the UK. By connecting events to communities across the country, they ensure our investment is of local, regional and national benefit. They tackle isolation and disadvantage by supporting those providing opportunities in sports and physical activity, culture and the arts, social action and volunteering.