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, Movement, Creative Writing and much more.
Refreshments are provided. Everyone welcome. A voluntary donation is appreciated.
Monday 30th September
High Tea – with Evie
Monday 7th October
Crochet – with Gill
Monday 14th October
Flower Power – with Di
Monday 21st October
Retro games – with our volunteers
Monday 28th October
Pastel canvases – with Evie
Monday 4th November
Movement – with Hanna
Monday 11th November
Beetledrive – with Evie
Monday 18th November
Gift Boxes – with Jean
Monday 25th November
Curling – with our volunteers
Monday 2nd December
Christmas Card Craft – with Emma
Monday 9th December
Christmas Lunch – book a place with Evie!
Monday 16th December
Christmas Carols and End of Year Café – with Hanna and Evie
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 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 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:
We thank them for their support.
A huge thanks to Asda who have donated these fabulous sewing machines to our Creative Café group in June 2019. These will enable us to run some more advanced textiles sessions.
Huge congratulations to our Creative Café participants, as their incredible dinosaur banner was awarded first place in its class at Sandown Carnival! Well done all! (July 2019)
Creative Café participant
Creative Café runs every Monday from 10am–12 noon at the Methodist Church Hall, Quay St, Newport, PO30 5BA.
Find out what we've been up to by reading our Creative Café blog.
The current schedule is on the left of this page.
For more information please