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Checking in and sharing

Volunteer co-ordinator Holli Macnamara regularly connects with Rockets volunteers through current updates and news. Volunteers are also invited to our regular online socials and some are actively engaged on some of our admin and project activities. Here is Holli's latest communication. 

This week we have had another workshop led by a Rocket Artist, a new collaborative project has begun and we have set up an online parent/carer group.

One of the most prolific Rocket Artists has been working on new techniques during lockdown and has generously been leading workshops to teach others in the group. We worked with stencils last week and this week we will be making mandala’s using different tools to make circles. We recorded the workshop with the permission of the artists and will be posting it to our blog.

An Inclusive Arts Practice MA alumni has introduced an exciting collaborative project to the Thursday and Friday group this week. We are invited to an exchange of ideas and work by exchanging artwork in whatever way is most accessible - a response is sent back - and on it goes. I’m sure there will be some rich and diverse work made which we will share on our blog and socials, so watch this space!

We have been listening to our community and developing ways to create a remote online parent/carer group - it feels like a vital time to arrange it in a time where people may be more isolated than ever. We are held our first zoom meeting this week and have another planned next week - if its useful to parent/carers it will hopefully become a regular occurrence.

Here are this weeks cherry picked findings:

The #SussexTogether Festival is an opportunity for everybody in Sussex to get creative – whether in art, photography, poetry, sculpture, short-story writing and musical composition – to celebrate the spirit of Sussex in a challenging year. Scroll down for more info. A collaboration between Chichester Cathedral and Sussex Newspapers. Patrons: Kate Mosse MBE and the Bishop of Chichester

Our latest resource is a guide for artists on creating and sharing your digital identity, including accessibility tips and advice from artists

The Music For All Charity believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music.  This Sunday, 21 June 2020!

Music for All is a lead supporter of Make Music Day - an international celebration of music that takes place annually on 21 June With social distancing measures in place in the UK, Make Music Day has moved online with over 100 streaming events. The official Make Music Day 2020 Broadcast will bring you a jam-packed online schedule of live performances, workshops, Q&As and events from 10am to 10pm!

Sent to one of the Rockets who is interested in drumming.

'Drumming’ Performed by Tacit Group Dec. 22. 2013 @MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Seoul

Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: May 2020

Image credits: Elliott Duffield, 'The King of Denmark' study for an ongoing  project titled The Shakespeare Project.

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