Creative Homes at Ira Court, L&Q. October 2015 – December 2015

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 […]

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 […]

First day of the Hub

Holly Dabbs, on running her first Creative Homes hub group play session as Lead Artist at Ira Court. I arrive early at the Hub venue it’s a really light, airy and clean space in the middle of a beautiful park. We set up our firework inspired craft activity using wax crayons on a canvas and […]

Creative Homes is here!

We’ve kicked off our hub to home project at L&Q’s Ira Court by making a mural in the tower block stairwell! Creating Making a mural of the local neighbourhood. We cut out lots of colourful shapes for our mural design.     2.  Sticking Getting a helping hand to glue on those tricky shapes!     […]

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