Caring Circus

Enjoyable and fun workshops at Jacksons Lane for carers and those they care for using circus skills.

The weekly Caring Circus workshops will give space to create, explore, relax and simply be in. You will learn a number of different circus skills including juggling of balls and scarves, and hula hooping, while you have the opportunity to move and be physical in your own pace.

In a fun atmosphere, this circus skills workshop provides welcome relief from difficult daily activities and the chance to develop coordination, increase focus, and get a confidence boost when learning how to spin a plate!

  • This activity is an opportunity to: Make new friends | Learn new skills | Improve your physical health | Improve your mental health
  • When? Weekly 1-hour sessions.
  • Where? Jacksons Lane - 269a Archway Road, N6 5AA
  • Who? Paid carers and their clients, or those who look after a friend or family member. No previous experience required.
  • To find out more & book your place: Please contact Cade Houston [email protected] 

Community music therapy

Join Outsider Music and start working on your music straightaway!

In these therapy sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to use your creativity and your love for music as a way to improve your wellbeing. You’ll be able to write, produce and record with musical and technical support. During the process, you will also be able to explore ideas of collaboration and performance.

  • This activity is an opportunity to: Learn new skills | Make new friends | Improve your mental health
  • When? 10 weekly workshops, 1-hour sessions.
  • Where? Clarendon Recovery College - online also possible by arrangement
  • Who? Young people aged 18 and over. No previous music experience is required.
  • To find out more & book your place: please contact Jon Hall [email protected] 

African Caribbean Writing Workshops & Performances

Using literature of prominent black writers and established local writers, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a piece of writing that can be anything you wish to do, whether spoken word, stories, notes, or monologues. This is a platform where you can express yourself in a safe and comfortable group setting. At the end of these weekly workshops, you will be able to share your work with the group.

This workshop will give you some healthy coping skills, strategies, and choices to deal with overwhelming current changes and uncertainty.

  • This activity is an opportunity to: Learn new skills | Make new friends | Share experiences | Improve your mental health
  • When? 6  - 8pm, 16 March, 9 May, 11 July and 12 September 2022.
  • Where? Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, London N15 4RX
  • Who? Those that identify as African or Caribbean, aged 18+
  • To find out more and to book your place: please contact [email protected]

Tapestries For Recovery

In the sessions you will learn several different crafting skills, all designed and delivered by local artisans & crafters with lived experiences.  

You’ll be introduced to journaling and book binding, hand embroidery and slow stitch. No previous experience required 

  • This activity is an opportunity to: Make new friends | Learn new skills | Improve your mental health
  • Where? Chestnuts Community Centre 280 St Ann's Road, Tottenham London N15 5BN
  • When?  January & February 2022 dates to TBC
  • Who?  Women who want to make new friends learn skills and use crafting to improve mental wellbeing. 
  • To find out more and book your place: please contact Sonja on 07778224342 or email [email protected] 

Creative workshops in photography and drawing with Pinhole London 

We’ll collaboratively create unique artwork exploring analogue photography and drawing. In these workshops, participants will have a supported creative outlet to build creative skills & confidence in making art; respond to our local environment & personal situations through art; provide a social space for friendly conversation.

This is a free, inclusive and accessible workshop for all, without any previous experience. Join us to create art & have fun! Kindly let us know any access requirements. 

  • This activity is an opportunity to: Make new friends | Learn new skills | Improve your mental health
  • When?  Date to be confirmed
  • Where? Shaftesbury Hall, Bowes Park, N11 / Wood Green Library, N22 
  • Who? Open to all. No previous experience required. 
  • To find out more & book your place: Please get in touch with Ben, project lead & workshop facilitator: [email protected]

Digital Music Production

Fun and relaxed digital music production sessions for young people aged 11-18 in a working multi-booth recording studio. 

You will work with a professional sound engineer and music producer and learn how to use Logic Pro X as well as record and mix using a wide range of microphones, midi keyboards, turntable and mixing desk.

Come with your own music to record or learn how to write in these sessions - no previous experience necessary.

  • This activity is an opportunity to: Make new friends | Learn new skills | Improve your mental health
  • When? Thursdays during term-time from 3.30-5.30 (turn up when you can)
  • Where? Collage Arts, 4 Coburg Road, London, N22 6UJ
  • Who? 11-18 year olds.
  • To find out more & book your place: Contact [email protected] or call 020 3988 3373. Prior registration essential.