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By celfogwmpas, Jun 2 2020 01:53PM

Since the beginning of the lockdown we have been looking at different ways in which Celf o Gwmpas can support our community to continue to be creative.


We have been posting a weekly creative challenge on our social media pages and have successfully secured funding for Art Boxes. This funding means we are able to provide regular Celf o Gwmpas participants with a box of basic but quality Art materials.


In the boxes we have included instructions, project ideas and Internet links, which we hope will help to inspire their creativity. There are lots of materials so they can also follow their own creative ideas. We will be adding to the Art Box with other art and craft ideas and materials over the coming weeks.

We are also planning an exhibition of the work shared with us during this time, once it is safe to do so.


Everyone is invited to take part in our weekly art challenges #creativechallenge, which you can find shared on Celf o Gwmpas Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. We would be thrilled if you would like to have a go and share what you make with us, we love seeing everybody’s work! You may well end up in our exhibition.


Just like Grayson Perry and his Art Club we hope to “Unleash our collective creativity during lockdown” don’t worry about whether it is good or not, simply enjoy doing it. Grayson also says; ‘perfect reproductions of things may as well be photographs…our mistakes are our style.’ So throw your inhibitions to the wind and enjoy yourself.



Thanks to Powys Teaching health board, PAVO, Tesco bags of help and Groundwork for making this possible.


By celfogwmpas, Jun 1 2020 08:33AM

As part of the ongoing response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID -19) Centre Celf has been closed and will not re-open until we are sure that we can do so safely.


Our priority is the wellbeing, health and safety of all at Celf o Gwmpas; our artists, staff, volunteers and the general public; at present it seems unlikely that Centre Celf will re-open before September.


Many of our staff are working from home to ensure that we can continue to keep in touch with our artists through the website, email and other online tools.


We want to encourage all our artists and everyone in our local community to develop their artistic talent and are regularly uploading art activities onto social media. The responses to this have been great, we have enjoyed the gallery of pictures you have sent us.


We have also successfully bid for funding and are planning new projects and activities that can be done safely conforming to guidance from Public Health Wales.


Do keep watching our website and social media in the next few weeks to find out more.


1st June 2020



By celfogwmpas, Mar 19 2020 02:26PM


As of Wednesday 18th March, our trustees have made the decision that Celf o Gwmpas staff will be working from home and the building will be closed.


Their statement reads:


As part of the ongoing response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID -19) Celf o Gwmpas is paying close attention to information from UK Government as well as guidance from Public Health Wales.

The latest update from the UK Government includes new measures; that everyone should;

• avoid gatherings and crowded places,

• avoid non-essential travel and

• work from home if they can

In light of this, we have made the decision to suspend all group activities at Centre Celf until further notice. Our staff will be working from home and Centre Celf will only be open to those who currently rent office space.

Our priority is the wellbeing, health and safety of all at Celf o Gwmpas; our artists, staff, volunteers and the general public. This is going to be a difficult time for everyone and we need to support each other. We will continue to keep in touch with our artists through the website, email and other online tools.

If you have any questions, please email Sarah; centrecelf@celfogwmpas.org



We will obviously still try to fill your life with art, check out our facebook page and we will be back with a whole programme of exciting events and classes once this situation passes. We hope you all keep safe and well during this time and thank you for your continued support and understanding.



By celfogwmpas, Mar 12 2020 10:26AM

As part of the ongoing response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID -19) Celf o Gwmpas is paying close attention to advice provided by UK Government as well as guidance from Public Health Wales.

Although the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate, we are not currently planning on cancelling any events and continue to operate on our usual day to day basis.


We would recommend that everyone follow NHS hygiene advice and any returning travellers from certain countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus should follow recommendations laid out here;


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk


Celf o Gwmpas recognises that some staff, service users and visitors are in the ‘at risk’ categories and we will not expect anyone to undertake unnecessary risks.


We will continue to monitor any developments and will update this information of any further action we take as things change.


Resources

UK Government – latest information and advice

Public Health Wales - their most recent statement updated daily at 3.00pm

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ - information from NHS


Welsh Government: guidance for social, residential and community care providers – for care workers who may have to work with potentially vulnerable people



By celfogwmpas, Jan 30 2020 04:10PM

We have delivered our first lot of bras for recycling to Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford. An amazing 9kg!!!

Bravo to bra recycling!! Thank you to everyone who brought them in, the collection box is ready for more.


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