'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!
During the next three years groups will have the chance to take part in lots of different fun dance and music activities. Here is what is coming up over the next few months:
From January - March we will be welcoming Green Candle Dance company who will be delivering a series of movement and dance workshops. All abilities welcome, just remember to wear something comfortable. Can be done seated or standing. This will be happening in Watton, North Walsham, Attleborough and Dereham.
In Thetford we will be welcoming Joe and Carl who will be delivering fun music and song making workshops, suitable for all abilities and experience.
Wells-next-the-sea will be hosting a variety of different experienced professional artists including Green Candle Dance Company, LAB Media and professional choir leaders.
Coming up in April local dance company Glasshouse will be working with several of our groups to exploring the world of movement (whilst having lots of fun) and Joe and Carl will be using music and song making to explore our creative side.
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 email@example.com
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.