The run up to the election is starting early in Radstock as we welcome both Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) and Todd Foreman (Labour) to our offices over the next two weeks. I have already had the pleasure of meeting Wera Hobhouse (Lib Dem) previously at the Cultural Forum AGM who is a great advocate and supporter of the arts in our area. I believe Katie Boyce has been chosen as the Green candidate so I hope our paths will cross in the near future also. I think it is important to create dialogue with our prospective MP’s and to advocate for the valuable work done within the arts sector in North East Somerset. It is vital also that we hear from them their commitment to arts, culture, and creativity and how they propose to support the sector in the future.
We recently enjoyed a very successful tea party at Manor Farm Home in Radstock as the culmination of the pilot of our Home Service project, working with Elders in Care Homes. We are now planning our next stage of delivery and also expanding our work to include delivery in Bath as well as Radstock and Bristol.
We also hugely enjoyed our first Creative Coffee morning held at the Chapel Arts Cafe and look forward to the next one to be held at 44AD. These form part of our new co|Create offer that we are working hard on and will be re-launching very soon.
Finally, I and all connected with Creativity Works, would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to those affected by the accident that happened recently in Weston. Our thoughts are with the families and friends at this most difficult of times.