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Call out for groups to take part in outdoor workshops : Velcro Collective

Call out for groups to take part in outdoor workshops : Velcro Collective

The Velcro Collective are looking to work with new groups in the Gloucestershire area to explore and take part in outdoor participatory workshops in the spring / summer of 2022. The Velcro Collective – A Cirencester based creative movement company, has for over 25 years been working with inclusive groups from children and young people to adults, disabled people, people with mental health conditions and people with complex needs.

Their workshops are unique and involve individual and group creative sensory tasks, noticing how we interact and relate to the natural world. Participants will work with natural materials, descriptive imagery, writing, drawing, building and making together, out of this becomes movement possibilities which will be gently explore together. The workshops aim to develop our interconnectedness with the environment, ourselves, and those around us.

The outcomes the Collective aims to achieve in the workshops are:

  • To provide specific groups of disadvantaged, disabled people and people with mental health conditions with a creative and participatory opportunity
  • To enhance wellbeing, social skills, confidence, self-esteem and community/family cohesion.
  • To reduce social isolation.
  • To provide the opportunity to connect with the natural environment and encourage a broader commitment to our role in the climate emergency.

They will do this by offering:

  • 1 x preliminary session to get to know the group participants and spend some time exploring some ideas together on how our workshops might work, to ensure they are tailored to the groups specific needs and interests.
  • 4 x half day workshops at your local venue or somewhere accessible to you with an outdoor space where participants work in the natural environment to take part in creative activities.
  • 1 x feedback / evaluation session with the participants to gain feedback
  • Opportunity for any group members to join our creative steering group, to plan and develop future opportunities and workshops across the county.

If you and your group are interested, The Velcro Collective would love to come and visit and have a cup of tea to talk more about it! Contact Louise on 07876 773775 / thevelcrocollective[at]

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