Creativity in the Community

We independently fundraise to provide much needed out-of-school provision to families in Bristol. Seeing first-hand the direct impact the Arts can have, bringing people together, providing respite and positively affecting mental health. 

We aim to run free provision for children and young people in every school holiday throughout the year. The targeted provisions are for children affected by disadvantage or who are vulnerable in any way.

Providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to play, make new friends and learn new skills, our holiday provisions give more vulnerable families the opportunity that they may not otherwise receive.

We a very proud of the work we do within the community, the need is huge – and this is reflected through the number of referrals received each holiday.

However securing funding is a constant battle, and it’s only thanks to our few funders (BYCA, Quartet, Merchants, Dan Hickey Fund) that we are able to provide this valuable provision.

Confidence

Through creative activities we aim to boost children’s confidence

Self-esteem

Through support and positive reinforcement we aim to increase children’s self-esteem

Social cohesion

We work in various communities across Bristol, bringing young people together from all walks of life

Learn new skills

We offer programmes following a different theme in order to allow children to learn new skills and discuss new topics

The People's Project Application - We have put together this short video to support our application to the Big Lottery Funds People's Project. We hope that this funding will allow us to extend our 'Stay and Play - the Bristol Way' sessions in South Bristol.

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Summer Holidays 2017

Targeted provision (SPACES NOW VERY LIMITED, ONLY PLACES ST SILAS ANS SPEEDWELL REMAINING)

After successfully receiving funding from BYCA we are able to offer exciting and creative holiday programmes during the Summer Holidays 2017. This is targeted provision, in order to register children need to be referred by a professional. Please refer to the following dates and times when requesting to join a provision.

  • Fair Furlong Primary School (BS13 9HS). 31st July, 1st, 3rd & 4th August, 10-2pm
  • Filton Avenue Primary School (BS7 9RP). 31st July – 3rd August, 10-2pm
  • Oasis Academy Longcross (BS11 0RP). 8th – 11th August, 10-2pm
  • St Silas Youth Club (BS14 8SL). 7th, 8th & 10th August 10-2pm
  • Parson Street Primary School (BS3 5NR) 14th, 15th, 17th & 18th August 10-2pm
  • Engage (opposite City Academy, BS5 9JH)  21st, 22nd, 24th & 25th August  10-2pm
  • Speedwell Nursery and Children’s Centre (BS5 7SY) Week 1 – 25th to 28th July, 10-2pm. Week 2 – 29th August to 1st September 10-2pm.

Pop Up Play 

Welcoming, creative and FREE pop-up sessions will be held at Blaise Castle Estate, no need to register, just turn up and join in the fun!

Open to children aged 3+, please be advised that parents/ carers are still responsible for the children, children cannot be dropped off and left.

Sessions will run on at 10am – 11.30am AND 12-1.30pm on the following dates;

Wednesday 9th August, Friday 11th August, Wednesday 16th August, Saturday 19th August, Thursday 24th August, Friday 25th August, Wednesday 30th August AND Saturday 2nd September.

Drama Masterclasses with Unique Voice at Bristol Grammar School with Mojo Active! 

Calling all aspiring actors, come join the fun at our Actors Bootcamp! If your children have creative flare or would like to improve their confidence then this is the camp for them! The Actors Bootcamp will give children the opportunity to learn key techniques and develop their sense of artistry as a performer whilst having loads of fun. In one day they will gain a greater understanding of all that is involved in the role of actor. Delving into the world of improvisation, script work, movement and much more. They will leave the day fuelled with a new found confidence on the stage.

We are offering 2 fantastic drama days –  a brilliant opportunity to boost confidence and develop individual talents.

  • Date: 7th & 16th August
  • Cost: £40
  • Please bring packed lunch and water
  • The day runs from 9 – 4 pm (early drop off and later pick up is available for an extra cost)
  • For children 7 years plus, places limited so please book early

To book please visit Mojo Actives website, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

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Christmas Stay and Play with Unique Voice

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Monday 18th December 2017 - 11-2pm @ The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road. BS13 9JN.

Join Unique Voice and our festive friends for lots of Christmas fun for all the family, Including:

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Have a child to refer?

Can you support us?

If you have a child who you think would benefit from our holiday provisions please get in touch.

We aim to offer holiday provisions during all school holidays of the year however this is funding dependent. We regularly apply for funding and look for donations to support our community provisions,including venues or materials.







Help 100

#Help100 – A campaign to enrich the lives of 100 disadvantaged children, with 100 hours of exciting, fun and stimulating activities. Click HERE to watch our campaign film.

For too many young people life has been very hard, and frequently they need the fundamental values of love, trust and respect restored. By building relationships and fostering trust, our projects give young people the tools to feel stable, to become more resilient and to develop self-respect.

Often it’s during school holidays and weekends that children can become involved in risky or unsafe behaviour, can suffer loneliness or boredom. We want those children to have the opportunity to attend regular programmes, holiday clubs and Saturday schools, with leaders they know, trust and are inspired by.

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Working in some of the most deprived areas of Bristol, we have met many children who have experienced more challenges and obstacles than many adults. It is these children who sometimes miss out on their childhoods and are statistically at risk of repeating intergenerational challenges.

We have years of experience working with the disadvantaged children in our communities, because of this we have strong relationships with many agencies and schools who we work together with to ensure children are as protected and nurtured as possible.

By taking part in our stimulating and creative activities, children are able to develop better communication and social skills – and are given an opportunity to express themselves. Having increased confidence and self-worth can help tackle low self esteem, which often occurs in vulnerable young people.

Making new friends and having new experiences can really help broaden young people’s horizons, showing them that there are many different opportunities in life and so many paths they can follow. Often making new friends from different schools can be very healthy for marginalised young people when breaking stereotypes and relieving prejudices.

All of the activities that the young people take part in are accessible and designed for all abilities. This, coupled with the leaders excellent behaviour management skills and compassion, creates a safe and stimulating space for children to enjoy and flourish in.

…Or take a look at some of the #Help100 videos we produced:

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