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We Are Here in Lockdown 2

We are currently delivery a new series of events and programmes to support families and responding to their needs in the pandemic following on from work we have developed since May. We were delighted to begin work with a group of 8 families in 1-1 sessions at Woodlands Park Children’s Centre last week. Children and ... Read more

We Are Here (still)

We are really excited to announce that throughout the rest of June and July in order to provide some summer socially distanced fun and building on the success of May’s We Are Here socially distanced festival events we have put together a new programme to inspire some more creativity and culture to brighten up our ... Read more

We Are Here Photo Trail Scavenger Hunt

WE ARE HERE Photo Trail SCAVENGER HUNT – June 1st -7th 2020 Thanks to all of the young contributors who have sent photos taken by young people ( and the odd parent ) over the last month representing children’s experiences in lockdown we will leave them up for the next week and will be looking  to ... Read more

Sing Our Story Online Launch

Sing Our Story – Connecting through Personalised songs Groundswell Arts are launching our Sing Our Story Project online. During this time of crisis and isolation Groundswell Arts are offering the opportunity to work with one of our professional musicians to create a song with you and for you and your family in your home. This ... Read more

Invention Lab: Rube Goldberg Challenge

How to Take Part in our Rube Goldberg Challenge Recently we have been working on the development of a new project Invention Lab. Now we are all indoors it feels like the perfect time to share it with you. RUBE GOLDBERG was a Cartoonist famous for drawing complicated contraptions and machines to perform simple tasks ... Read more

New Project in Development

We have been having good fun developing a new project ‘Invention Lab’ with co-learning activities using recycled materials and bits of junk to build Rube Goldberg Machines. The development phase has been lots of fun so far Look out for this new STEAM project in Spring 2020

Groundswell Arts Director on the BBC

We were very proud to have our work on our Youth Music Funded Sing Our Story programme recognised this week on BBC as part of the Bring The Noise series. Have a listen to Director Angeline Conaghan’s interview sharing insights into the importance of singing and creating Lullabies for parents. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/the-power-of-lullabies-how-to-create-your-own/z63vnrd

Sing Our Story Expands

Since September its been very exciting that we have expanded our Youth Music Funded Sing Our Story programme into two new boroughs working in Enfield and Waltham Forest.  We have also increased the number of schools repeating the project in Haringey. We have welcomed four new practitioners to our programme this year Emily, Francine, Hugh, ... Read more

Lullabies in Ireland

We have recently visited our two settings in Galway Ireland. We are privileged to be working with two brilliantly talented songwriters Eoghan Burke, and Ruth Dillon. Our first setting is a private childcare setting in Gort a rural location, amazing to hear the songs filled with tractors and Hurling ( Irish football) the second is ... Read more

Paul Hamlyn – Storylab Project

New Funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation  We are really delighted to have received funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for our ‘Storylab’ project. As part of  the Explore and Test programme we will be working with three schools; Chestnuts Primary School, West Green Primary School and Woodlands Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre to ... Read more

Groundswell Arts, Creative Ireland and The Galway Childcare Committee

We are very excited to be one of thirty projects announced as part of Creative Irelands  National Creativity Fund to bring Groundswell Arts Lullaby Project to Galway over the next year.  Working in partnership with The Galway Childcare Committee and beginning in January 2019, Groundswell Arts will be delivering a pilot of the project in 3 ... Read more

Permanent Light Box Installation

We had a fantastic time working with staff and children at Stonecroft Under 5’s Centre earlier this month where we designed and  built a permanent light environment in there new Art Space. Delivering a mixture of staff trainings and practical hands on sessions with children we explored light sculpture, light-box play, shadows, UV light, colour ... Read more

Recycle Instrument making.

This months family jam is happening, this Sunday 20th May with the fantastic Giles Leaman making instruments out of recycled materials 2.30pm  at Woodlands Park Children’s Centre Haringey to make sure you have a place or message us

Vege good jam

We had a fantastic afternoon at The Family Jam on the 11th of February creating vegetable instruments including carrot kazoos, pepper shakers, castanet egg plants and more ….  Top marks for innovation was a butternut squash conch! . It was all rounded off with some lovely vegetable soup whipped up in the Groundswell Kitchen. We ... Read more