Creative Café is an opportunity for older people to meet for creative activity over a cup of tea. Our wide range of activities includes iPads, Art & Craft, Photography, Kurling, Movement, Creative Writing and much more.

Refreshments are provided. Everyone welcome. A voluntary donation is appreciated.

September – October 2018 Creative Café schedule


 Monday 3rd September 2018

 Time & Tide – Large Scale Textiles Project

 With Mandy

 Monday 10th September

 Time & Tide project finishing touches (if needed)/Curling

  With Jo & Evie

 Monday 17th September

 Movement – a new dance style to try

 With Victoria

 Monday 24th September

 Watercolour Workshop

 With Davina

 Monday 1st October

 Celebrating Age Week – ‘Unveil the sail’

 The big reveal of the finished sail

 An open coffee morning to invite friends and family.

 Monday 8th October

 Heritage talk on the work of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron

 With Sarah

 Monday 15th October

 Photography Workshop based around Julia Margaret Cameron 

 With Mark

 Monday 22nd October

 Photography Workshop based around Julia Margaret Cameron

 With Mark

 Monday 29th October

 Photography Workshop based around Julia Margaret Cameron

 With Mark


The Creative Café is a regular group for older people providing a different and exciting creative activity along with an opportunity to socialise, and learn something new every week.

The aim of the Creative Café is to improve health and wellbeing by facilitating access to highly creative activities including iPads, digital photography, music, visual art and craft. It provides a supportive and welcoming environment for older people, who can come together every week, make new friends and express themselves through creative activity.

Participants at the Creative Café will be encouraged to take ownership of the project by shaping up and planning the timetable of activities, and supporting new members to become established within the group. Participants will also have the opportunity to become volunteers on the project, supporting other participants and ensuring sessions run smoothly.

A complete evaluation of the Creative Café will be undertaken. The project aims to address social isolation and the resulting health outcomes that can arise from loneliness. In addition to a project evaluation report, a short evaluation film will be produced at the end of the project.

Sessions are delivered weekly in Newport and run for two hours (see current schedule above, and top right of page for times and venue).

Independent Arts' Creative Café was launched in February 2015 and so far has been sponsored by Spectrum Housing, Care UK Wellbeing Foundation, and Isle of Wight Foundation. We thank them for their support.

Creative Café arts and crafts session

Creative Café New Age Kurling session

Dates and location

Creative Café runs every Monday from 10am–12 noon at the Methodist Church, Quay St, Newport, PO30 5BA.


Creative Café blog

Find out what we've been up to by reading our Creative Café blog.


The current schedule is on the left of this page.


Creative Café New Age Kurling session

Creative Café arts and crafts

Creative Café photography session

Creative Café creative writing session

Creative Café yoga session

Creative Café Get Going With iPads session

Creative Café reminiscence session

Creative Café, New Age Kurling

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