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St Crux Easter Fair Flyer

 

St Crux Spring Bonanza

On Wednesday 12th April we'll be holding our annual St Crux Fair featuring all our usual Bric-a-Brac, plant, baking, craft and book stalls. We'll also be serving teas, coffees, soft drinks, light lunches and of course lots of cakes!

As always we're looking for your donations of good quality items to fill our stalls, as well as any cakes, biscuits and buns you'd like to bake. You can drop off your donated items at Burton Stone Community Centre from Monday, April the 3rd right up until Monday, April the 10th. However, if you're going to be baking donations please can you drop these off at St Crux on the day. 

Make sure you pop down to St Crux on the 12th to pick up a bargain and enjoy a slice of cake whilst raising money for Accessible Arts & Media. We've got our fingers crossed for more of this lovely Spring sunshine!

  

We’re only able to deliver the groundbreaking work we do here at Accessible Arts & Media thanks to the support of our funders and through your donations. We have to raise over £250,000 every year to continue the vital work we do within the community. To find out more about how you can support us, or to make a donation please click here.

A night to remember gig photo

On Thursday 13th April some of our fabulous Hands & Voices Choir will be performing at York Barbican as part of the A Night to Remember event.

The evening is the latest in a series of shows organised and curated by the amazing Big Ian. And it boasts a brilliant, inclusive line-up of musical talent, all coming together to raise dementia awareness in York.

The line-up includes: Chris Helme (ex-Seahorses), Jess Steel, Heather Findlay, These Jaded Streets, Boss Caine, Graham Hodge, Beth McCarthy, Kieran O'Malley, Hands & Voices Choir, Samantha Holden and heart-throb poster boy Las Vegas Ken.

The audience will be treated to music from the likes of Adele, Joe Cocker, James Taylor, Cher and Kylie Minogue. 

Everybody taking part on the night is performing for free. And all proceeds from the evening will be split 50/50 between St.Leonards Hospice and some really exciting York-based projects that are enriching the lives of people living with dementia.

We know our lovely bunch are all very proud and excited to be a part of the event. Good luck guys we know you're going to shine!

You can book your tickets for A Night To Remember here.

 

 

 

 

  

We’re only able to deliver the groundbreaking work we do here at Accessible Arts & Media thanks to the support of our funders and through your donations. We have to raise over £250,000 every year to continue the vital work we do within the community. To find out more about how you can support us, or to make a donation please click here.

An Afternoon with Hands & Voices

  

Our popular IMPs Holiday Clubs are back this Easter!

After the success of our February Holiday clubs, we're offering two different workshops this Easter, one for primary-aged children and one for young people aged 11+. Each workshop will provide a fun introduction to music-making and singing and signing.

Our Junior IMPs Club is for children aged 5-10.

In this workshop, children will have the chance to learn to sing and sign fun songs, try out a variety of musical instruments and perform for family and friends at the end of the session.

When: Thursday 13th April from 10am - 12pm

Where: Burton Green Primary School, Burton Green, Clifton, York YO30 6JE. 

Cost: £10 - free places and sibling discounts available.

You can download a flyer for our Junior workshop here.

 

Our Senior IMPs Club is for young people aged 11+.

In this fun workshop, young people will get the chance to learn to sing and sign songs or work with musical instruments and music technology to create music. They'll also get the chance to perform for family and friends at the end of the session.

When: Wednesday 12th April from 10am - 12:30pm

Where: Applefields School, Bad Bargain Lane, York, YO31 0LW.

Cost: £10 - free places and sibling discounts available.

You don’t need any previous musical experience to take part and our sessions are fully inclusive – our experienced workshop leaders support everyone to get involved and express themselves in the way that works best for them.

You can download a flyer for our Senior workshop here.

 

To book a place, or to ask any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a ring on 01904 626965.

 

We’re only able to deliver the groundbreaking work we do here at Accessible Arts & Media thanks to the support of our funders and through your donations. We have to raise over £250,000 every year to continue the vital work we do within the community. To find out more about how you can support us, or to make a donation please click here.

Volunteering AAM

Our amazing volunteers are a really important part of the AAM family.

We run a range of projects and this means that we can provide volunteering and training opportunities across a wide range of skill sets and interests. These include: music, singing & signing, movement-based sessions, making film and radio programmes, website development, accessible technology, cookery, crafts, visual arts and sensory activities.

Volunteering in activity sessions involves helping our staff and artists to set up and run the session. This could include: help with setting up and packing down equipment; taking the register and handing out newsletters and info sheets; handing out musical instruments, art materials etc. Session volunteering will be tailored to your interests as much as possible - for example, if you’re interested in music then you could get the chance to help lead parts of music sessions or if you like writing, you could help out with a creative writing session.

Volunteers also support participants during sessions where appropriate, helping them to engage in the activities as fully as possible. This might involve helping them to select a musical instrument or choose which craft materials and paints they’d like to use, or encouraging them to join in with an activity. Supporting participants is also about joining in and having fun, chatting and being social and helping create a friendly, supportive atmosphere. You can also help to observe sessions and feed into our monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

We also have opportunities for volunteers to help with discrete pieces of work, for example as administrative assistants, or by supporting our fundraising. The tasks for these opportunities vary according to the role. Recent examples include researching fundraising opportunities with local companies, helping to organise a fundraising event and admin support for our monitoring and evaluation work.

Our Commitment to Volunteers

We have a volunteer coordinator at AAM who helps match our volunteers to the appropriate project based on their interests, skills and available time.

The biggest requirement we ask of volunteers is that you’re friendly, supportive and willing to try things out and to develop your skills. In return, we provide training to support you in learning new skills and gaining confidence. And volunteering with us can provide a supported pathway into/back into work or education. Our training includes: workshop leader training; opportunities to shadow community artists; the chance to learn how to sign and adopt a Total Communication approach; and our multimedia projects also help volunteers to develop their own creative arts and multimedia skills whilst supporting participants.

For more information on our projects and how you can get involved please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for a chat by phone: 01904 626965