Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
The Book Buddy project is an intergenerational activity to encourage children and adults to enjoy reading together. It involves local crafters working with children and families to make cushions and book bags. The community will donate books for all ages to go in the bags and the cushions will create a comfortable place to curl up and read together. When the project is successful, local crafts people, both beginners and those with experience will be working together with individuals or families to create the bags and cushions. The project will engage a wide range of groups including older people, local and diverse cultural groups, young people and those living with disabilities. All will be actively engaged in the process learning new skills and meeting new people if Covid safe. Stitch! will be the hub of the project, providing fabric, skilled practitioners, equipment and space for groups to work, again in a Covid safe environment..
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project will bring together local crafters and artists to work collaboratively. This will benefit the communities in Palmers Green by providing opportunity and space to be creative through sewing and matching the books and bookbags to recipients. Participants will learn new skills and hobbies guided by Stitch!'s experienced practitioners. It is a multi generational project where young learn from the old and visa versa.
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About the space
Custom LocatioPalmers Green is a vibrant and diverse community attracting people of all ages to live and work in the area. There are several primary schools and two secondary schools and various places of worship. The Green Lanes shopping area is a hub for community activity
London Borough of Enfield
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