Safe Space free workshops for older people in lockdown and beyond!
Safe Space is a seven-week series of art workshops for older people, designed by 2NQ as part of our People and Heritage programme. Originally intended to take place in the Art Hut in Finsbury Park, it has been completely redesigned as a virtual tour of the park that works equally well during lockdown and after ‘normality’ returns.
The workshops are suitable for anyone interested in learning art skills and they are dementia-friendly. Find out more.
This year our programme of events is called People and Heritage. In addition to Safe Space, we have done an Adventure Learning programme in the park with local schools, and organised a series of Heritage Talks in the Finsbury Park Café on subjects including the story of People’s Parks in London and the history of the Suffragettes’ activities here.
Just three months into the year the world suddenly changed due to the coronavirus emergency. We’ve had to adapt how we are working but we haven’t stopped the programme, because community and human contact is more important than ever at times like this.
We’ve adapted Safe Space and we are developing our new, expanded People's Park Exhibition so people will be able to enjoy it in ways that suit the situation and their circumstances. Soon we also hope to go ahead and make three-dimensional scans of the park, including the underground Victorian reservoir, to give members of the community more ways of understanding and being inspired by the heritage of this great park.
Three boroughs, eight wards, one community!
2NQ is a not-for-profit organisation developing community arts, cultural and heritage programmes in Finsbury Park. To take part in our community meetings or find out more about our programmes, please email us.