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Norwich art project aims to transform lives

The Living With Me group visit the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
A new project called Voyage With Me is starting in March 2015 following the success of Living With Me.The Living With Me group visit the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. A new project called Voyage With Me is starting in March 2015 following the success of Living With Me.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
2:56 PM

Art aims to transform lives in a new project being set up to help women who are feeling isolated, finding it difficult to cope or experiencing mental health issues.

Voyage With Me – a partnership between the Sweet Arts organisation and Sainsbury Institute for Art – will start in March and people are now being invited to sign up to take part in the free project.

Laura Drysdale, the co-ordinator of Voyage With Me, said: “It is an 18-month project that immerses people in the Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts. The group will be looking at great art and making art in response to that with Sweet Arts.”

She said the project was following on from a similar project called Living With Me, which had proven to be successful.

“We know from Living With Me that it is a really transformative, fantastic, experience for people that are involved. People make new friends and do things they never thought of doing before,” she said.

“It really helps people’s wellbeing in every way because they connect with each other and with great art. They get out and about and they get active, and they learn a fantastic amount.”

Up to about 30 women can sign up to the project – which is being funded by the People’s Health Trust – and they must be living in the Eaton Park or Mile Cross areas with a postcode starting NR3 2- or NR4 7-.

No previous art experience is needed and the group will meet every other Wednesday morning, excluding school holidays, from March 11 until October 2016. Free transport will also be provided.

The project will involve regular visits to the Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts and workshops at Sweet Arts, a Norwich-based creative arts organisation for women.

It will also involve trips to other galleries, community workshops at the Norman Centre and Eaton Park Community Centre, and a 10-day event at Stew Gallery in Norwich.

Two events are being held next Wednesday for people to find out more about the Voyage With Me project.

The first event is at the Norman Centre from 9.30am until 11am and the second is at Eaton Park Community Centre from 1pm until 2.30pm.

For more information visit http://www.voyagewithme.org, call Ms Drysdale on 07740 844883, or email laura@restorationtrust.org.uk

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Streets and postcodes for Voyage With Me participants

You can join Voyage With Me if you live in one of the following postcodes and streets.

Postcode Street
NR4 7DN The Avenues
NR4 7DP The Avenues
NR4 7DR The Avenues
NR4 7DS Lovelace Road
NR4 7DT Ivory Road
NR4 7EA Percival Close
NR4 7EE North Park Avenue
NR4 7EF North Park Avenue
NR4 7EG North Park Avenue
NR4 7EL Dell Rose Court, Northfields
NR4 7EQ North Park Avenue
NR4 7ER Northfields
NR4 7ES Northfields
NR4 7ET Northfields
NR4 7EU Northfields
NR4 7EX Northfields
NR4 7EY De Hague Road
NR4 7EZ Fairfax Road
NR4 7HT George Borrow Road
NR4 7HZ The Avenues
NR4 7JE De Hague Road
NR4 7ND Russet Grove
NR4 7NG Pippin Grove
NR4 7NQ Russet Grove
NR4 7NY Leng Crescent
Postcode Street
NR3 2BL Edmund Bacon Court
NR3 2DF Drayton Road
NR3 2DG Ropemakers Row
NR3 2DQ Drayton Road
NR3 2ET Lime Kiln Mews
NR3 2HA Bertie Road
NR3 2HE Aylsham Road
NR3 2HF Aylsham Road
NR3 2HG Waterloo Park Avenue
NR3 2HN Aylsham Road
NR3 2HQ Waterloo Park Close
NR3 2HW Aylsham Road
NR3 2HY Aylsham Road
NR3 2HZ Aylsham Road
NR3 2JA Junction Road
NR3 2JF Berners Street
NR3 2JN Berners Street
NR3 2JP Byfield Court
NR3 2JY Press Lane
NR3 2JZ Stone Road

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