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.

March – May Creative Café schedule


Monday 4th March

Watercolour skills – with Davina

Monday 11th March

Watercolour skills – with Davina

Monday 18th March

Watercolour skills – with Davina

Monday 25th March

People Matter – Independent Living presentation

Monday 1st April

Technical Queries: Device Advice/iPads – with Mark

Monday 8th April

Skills share

Monday 15th April

Easter Card Craft – with Emma

Monday 22nd April

Bank Holiday – no meeting

Monday 29th April

Visit to Classic Boat Museum (Thetis Yard) to see the sail – please book a place with Evie

Monday 6th May

Bank Holiday – no meeting


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 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

"I came along to have a purpose and for company."

Creative Café participant


Dates and location

Creative Café runs every Monday from 10am–12 noon at the Methodist Church Hall, 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.


For more information please

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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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