Following the launch of our new Folk Collection, inspired by the magical beauty and folklore of Cornwall, we are so pleased to be supporting the Arts with a percentage of our Folk Collection going to two incredible arts charities - Creative Kernow and Acting for Others.
In this blog series, we want to shine a light on the fantastic projects Creative Kernow's FEAST and Re-Ignition programme helps to support. The next in this series is Day-Light Group and their lockdown creative crafts project. We spoke with Clare Summerson, Artistic Director, to tell us all about this incredible project.
“In an attempt to stay busy and connected with the community The Day-Light Group responded to the rainbow art that was popular at the start of lockdown. We began a series of free ‘take and make’ Lockdown Crafts starting with a tissue paper rainbow flower ring.
The project, as a result of its popularity, has begun again after a short break, continuing to supply packs designed to appeal to a range of ages and abilities and help the community stay creative and connected.
We have been supported by local volunteers who have helped with the delivery and socially distanced packing which averaged 60 packs a week during the height of lockdown.
We are working in collaboration with a variety of village organisations including Mills Trust housing charity, Gypsy Traveller Community, St Day and Carharrack Climate Action Group and St Day Launderette to ensure we are able to reach out to a wide range of residents of St Day and the surrounding area.
Thank you to FEAST Cornwall for funded this project which has now entered its 16th week!”
If you live in St Day or the surrounding area you will be able to collect free craft packs from St Day Launderette, please order them through their Facebook page. Alternatively, more information is available on their website here.
We are donating 10% of sales from our new Folk Collection Scented Tin Candles in Amber, Oak and Moss, to arts charities Creative Kernow – FEAST and Acting for Others UK throughout the months of August and September (2020). Explore our new Folk Collection on our website here.
Keep an eye on our website and social media to read more about the amazing art projects we're helping to fund.