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Art in the Garden 

We are excited to be delivering some outdoor art workshops for people affected by dementia, as part of the Red Shed Project 'Let's Get Going!' initiative funded by HCF and HCC.


Workshops are free to attend and take place every Tuesday afternoon from 11th Aug - 22nd September at The Red Shed garden,based in the grounds of St Vincent’s Primary School in Stevenage.


Please contact Su: info.theredshed@gmail.com or

07788725110 to check availability or to book a place.


www.theredshed.garden

Herts Dementia Network

At the beginning of this year the Herts Dementia Network was set up as a place for creatives in Hertfordshire, working with people with dementia and their carers, to come together to share, support and network.


We managed to meet in person once before the lockdown began. Since then we have had regular Zoom meetings. 


We had no idea quite how important this support and connection would be, but it has proved to have come at a vital time when it is needed more than ever!


If you work with people with dementia in Hertfordshire and you would like to find out more about the group please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you!


e. artist@openartbox.org.uk 

How creativity and culture are supporting shielding and vunerable people at home during Covid-19

A report carried out by the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance looked into the different ways cultural and creative organisations and individuals have been supporting the most vulnerable in our communities during lockdown. 


We are proud to have been included as one of the case studies in this important report, that highlights the vital role the arts has played in supporting people through this crisis and beyond.



You can read our case study here


Open Art Box CIC is a Community Interest Company, reg 12359160.


It is a not-for-profit organisation set up to benefit those in the community living with dementia and their carers, through engaging visual arts activities.

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