Creative Community Connections

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Last week become a hive of activity as the Theatre and Café were brought to life with the Elders who came to be part of Creative Community Connections program.

The aim of Creative Community Connections, funded by the Adelaide City Council, is to offer a free program to Elders in the community who are looking to connect with others, whether it was making new friends or seeing old acquaintances, family and friends. An integral part of the program is the opportunity for Elders to learn or reconnect with art forms that included painting, knitting, weaving and photography. This was most definitely achieved with Elders eager to come back for next week.

The theatre was transformed into a warm, inviting atmosphere and the participants were thoroughly engaged with the help of the facilitators – Christopher Crebbin, Southern Elders Weaving Group, Jacqui Clarke, Troy Anthony Baylis and Damien Ralphs who not only taught their craft but were highly enthusiastic in entertaining and generating great conversation and much laughter.

From morning tea to lunch, the conversation continued in the Café. The Elders were waited on and fully enjoyed the experience. A member of the Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Health Team came to discuss health matters which was also an important part of the program. The Elders were invited to bring old recipe favorites over lunch for the next session to start on a recipe book, one of the many outcomes of the program. After lunch the Elders finished the day in the Theatre viewing a mini documentary.

If you are interested or know someone who would like to be part of the program please contact Nish, Damien or Jacqui on 8224 3200.