In order to get out into the community and connect, I set up a social group for 6 months called SE Women’s Creative Circle via Meetup.com which was based in the Lewisham area, South East London.
For each meetup session, I aimed to firstly have a little catch-up or introduction. I then set a creative task using a range of media from colouring pencils, to collage to journaling to create dialogue on a deeper level. I wanted to empower and heal each other even if just for a social reason. There’s also what I call ‘gratitude time’, where we all said something we felt grateful for. Finally we talked about what might happen next session.
We were kindly hosted by Lewisham Arts Cafe owners Fred and Banu who were delightful and offered their service for free! And also in ‘With Jam and Bread’ cafe which was located on Lee High Road, of which they were also lovely.
***Update March 2017: The Meetup group has come to an end and will redevelop in the forthcoming future.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the photos during and before sessions: