Integrate rather than segregate

In Robin Wall Kimmerer’s magnificent book “Braiding Sweetgrass” she invites the reader to think about the fact that, in her view, “All flourishing is mutual.” Or put simply, that when we fail to be mutual we cannot flourish. We are only as vibrant, healthy, and alive as the most vulnerable among us. She goes onContinue reading “Integrate rather than segregate”

Final month of Nature’s Winter

Nature’s Winter is a unique installation at Windermere Jetty inspired by the weather and our surroundings. It explores nature and weather through a sensory experience of light, sound and story. It runs from 1 December to 1 March 2020 and is designed to encourage people to slow down and enjoy the finer details in theContinue reading “Final month of Nature’s Winter”

Nature’s Winter

We are delighted to be working with The Windermere Jetty to explore weather, its place in the natural world, and the way that it is changing. Weather surrounds us constantly. It links us to nature and grounds us as part of the natural world. There are few places that this link is so apparent asContinue reading “Nature’s Winter”

The Storybox Project at Ashton Library

Are you living with dementia? Or do you support someone with dementia? STORYBOX – CREATIVE CAFÉ is delighted to be returning to Tameside Central Library offering fun, creative activities designed especially for people with dementia and their family and friends. Try something new! Meet people! Have fun! Each session will take a different theme asContinue reading “The Storybox Project at Ashton Library”

The Storybox Project at Bury Art Museum

This October sees us returning to Bury Art Museum for a brand new season of THE STORYBOX PROJECT – CREATIVE CAFE sessions. The sessions are designed specifically for people living with a dementia, or for people experiencing memory problems. Each session uses imagination, stories and poetry as a starting point to inspire a range ofContinue reading “The Storybox Project at Bury Art Museum”

Once Upon a Time – Longsight

“What makes you happy?” “What makes you sad?” “Which people are most important to you and why?” Once Upon A Time is a community based creative project exploring the idea of growing up from a child’s perspective. Aiming to shed light on unheard narratives of life, children will be supported to document their lived experienceContinue reading “Once Upon a Time – Longsight”

Every Street Has A Story To Tell

Every Street Has A Story To Tell is a celebration of community stories that we have been running in East Manchester since January 2013, culminating in a celebration event at Beswick Library on Saturday 6th April. At Small Things we are fascinated and inspired by community narratives and this project has been a superb demonstrationContinue reading “Every Street Has A Story To Tell”