Once again we have just spent the most glorious week at The manor House Hotel in Devon, and , true to form, it was the best week ever!! From the moment our wonderful minibus Dolly and our even more wonderful driver Steve arrived we were relaxed, happy and delighted to be back in our Devon hideaway!!!
Throughout the week we had a go at golf, ten pin bowling, snooker, swimming, go-karting and badminton. We tried our hands at candle making and bisque painting and spent some super relaxing time in the hydro-spa! The entertainment - from singers to magicians was ideal for us and I am also delighted to say that we managed to defend our Pub Quiz title and one another bottle of champagne!
Over the week new friendships were forged and other relationships strengthened through fun, laughter and shared experiences. I would like to thank all of the people who donated money and supported us to make sure that this holiday was able to happen. It means everything to us! Now we are starting to plan Devon 2018!!
Arts For All is a community creative centre based in Shoreditch in the East End of London. We run creative clubs for local people and aim to build confidence through creative achievement. Our exciting clubs for adults and children incorporate many different art forms and materials.
At Arts For All we believe that if you introduce an element of creativity into a person’s life, then it will positively affect every area of their lives. In reference to “Every Child Matters” we are concerned with every aspect of the welfare of the people who attend Arts For All. Ideally, everyone should have these opportunities and at Arts For All we provide creatively based, good quality projects for the whole community. Discover More →
Our work with local children is at the heart of Arts For All. The area we are in is full of diversity and at Arts for All, children from all different backgrounds and cultures mix together happily in our creative environment.Discover More →
From life drawing to textiles-based arts and crafts groups, our classes are all run by an enthusiastic and dedicated team. We run classes open to all adults of various backgrounds and abilities as well as classes for adults with learning disabilities.Discover More →
At Arts For All we frequently go to schools, nurseries, hospitals and community centres, running all types of creative projects. These will be a one off session or a series of sessions to complete a specific project.Discover More →
I like the fact that my children get the opportunity to work and play among such a diverse group of people which includes special needs adults and adult volunteers from the community.
Arts For All, and Caroline who runs it, were always there telling me that I was capable and even offered revision classes for us when we were struggling. As well as all the fun and creativity Arts For All is unique because they care about everyone as individuals.
I have personally witnessed the passion, commitment and love the staff show the children who attend, and the results are palpable; every club is full, and I have watched individual children radically improve their outlook, aspirations and educational attainment.
Without groups like this, and wonderful people like Caroline and her team the community would be a colder and less colourful place to live in. These times we live in, no one seems to have any time. Caroline has created a safe and happy place where everyone is welcome and everyone is equal, and you can relax, interact and enjoy your creative side.
We are indebted to Arts for All for providing a safe and happy place for our children to learn, guided by a knowledgeable team who is dedicated to putting children’s wellbeing first.
Arts for All is about people, kids and adults, working together doing a creative activity, in a safe and happy environment, to build self-esteem and confidence. It helps reduce stress and promotes happiness. Arts for All provides special care for every person who attends. They know everyone individually and supports and loves them so that they can grow in confidence.
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