What we've been up to this month: 

We have had a busy few months here at Create. After an incredible 2019, and a restful festive period, we’re so excited to be making 2020 even bigger and better. We have kicked off the New Year with creative arts projects for LGBT+ children and young people, adults with mental ill-health, inmates with young families and adult carers. We also celebrated winning the Young Carers Award at the Children & Young People Awards in November, recognised as the “Gold Standard” for this work.

We talked to Owen about his experiences taking part in Create filmmaking and music workshops in Bath for young carers and about what creativity means to him:

“It was really nice to explore making music because I’ve never had the chance to try it out before. Being in this environment with musicians who are friendly and have a laugh with you really encouraged me to try new things and expand my skills and knowledge. Knowing that you’ve created something gives you a nice feeling. I felt a lot of pride when making the soundtrack; pride and a feeling of accomplishment in saying, ‘Yeah, I did that.'”
 
Read more about Owens experiences as a young carer here
 
Also in November and December …

  • We interviewed one of our brilliant Nurturing Talent artists about her music practice – read about it here
  • We won the Young Carers Award at the Children & Young People Awards – read about it here
  • We celebrated Young Carers Awareness Day 2020 – read our blog