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We’re hiring: Freelance Digital Project Manager/Digital Producer 

Freelance Digital Project Manager/Digital Producer Short term freelance contract for Creative Homes. £2000 project fee Timeline: March-April 2016 Creative Homes uses play to give children the best start in life. Our playful solutions reduce daily stresses in the home and help create happier families. Group sessions help families connect and support each other on a […]

We’re hiring: Creative Homes Artists

Artists working one to one with Families and Early Years  As Creative Homes increases its service delivery to new areas of London we are looking to train and employ new artists to support the delivery of our projects. For the Creative Homes project are looking for ‘creatives’ who are quality arts practitioners in their own field […]

Growing independence

Hub Manager and Lead Artist, Charlotte Tupper, talks about how Creative Homes artists empower families and children to grow independence around everyday tasks at home. We’re at Ira Court, an L&Q estate in Lambeth, and we can hear children’s voices behind the door, we knock and Nicole, the mum, opens it. “Come in” she says […]

Train tracks to new places

Building a richer environment where children can play, learn and grow. Lead Artist and Hub Manager,  Helen Maier talks about the challenges of being a Creative Homes artist: “Children keep you on your toes – one minute you are building a den, the next it’s on its side turning into train tracks”. It’s a dark […]

Play and display

Lead Creative Homes artist, Holly Dabbs, tells the story of how our hub sessions at L&Q’s Ira Court helped turn a nondescript stairwell into a  ‘Magnificent World’. It’s a wet and windy first day to the project and we can’t get in the building, a five floor block of flats in South London I am […]

Small Steps to Big Changes

Hub Manager and Lead Artists Helen Maier tells the story of how small changes to the daily routine can make a big difference. I’m sitting on a sofa in a bare living room with peeling wallpaper, the curtains still shut. Nathan (4) and his sister Serena (5) stick coloured paper on the cardboard den we […]

Inside Out

At Creative Homes many of the parents we work with are not native to England and have to adjust to living in a new place and culture at the same time as raising small children. Lead Artist and Hub Manager Helen Maier tells the story of one mother’s struggle to overcome isolation in a new […]

Our last Hub session!

To celebrate the end of our two months at L&Q’s Ira Court we invited families for a festive celebration at Hitherfields Children’s Centre around the corner. There was lots of troll rolling and stomping, wand making and a delicious bring and share picnic to finish. In the afternoon we made finishing touches to our “Magnificent […]

Creative Homes: How it all began

It’s July 2013. I’m with Elodie. We are saying goodbye to families. We’ve been working with them for 12 weeks running family creative play sessions. Families leave smiling with the three little pig masks swinging in their hands, one little boy a firm grip on the wolf, clearly going home with him. Claire, one mum […]

Join our Management Committee

Body Talking Ltd is a social enterprise that aims to impact on the health and well-being of families through creative arts.  We are looking to expand our management committee and recruit new mentors and advisors to join an aspirational team at a crucial point of growth and development.  Body Talking Ltd are a team of […]

Play near you this Summer

Good bye to all the families we’ve been working with at our Viridian hub, we’ve had a great time and hope you have to! Here are a few links to play near you this Summer. Mulberry Centre, Myatt’s Fields Park Mulberry Centre, 12a Calais Street, London, SE5 9LP For more information on the Mulberry Centre, click here. […]

Make your own Farm House

What you will need: A matchbox A piece of red card with double-sided sticky tape on one side A black piece of card for roof, windows and door with double-sided sticky tape on one side  

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