Tea, Cake & Art

  • Image: Tea,Cake & Art by Zoom
  • Image: Tea, Cake & Art, online
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05 Oct — 14 Dec 2021

14:00 — 16:00

Online & The Studio, Newlyn Art Gallery


Tea, Cake & Art is a creative social group for older people, particularly those living alone, who would like to meet and spend time with others.

This autumn we are trialling blended sessions, linking people who choose to take part in person, from The Studio in Newlyn, with those participating from their homes, via Zoom. The blended sessions allow everyone to take part, in whichever way they are comfortable, and ensure people living further away or who can’t come to the gallery for other reasons, can remain Tea, Cake & Arters.

To start we are keeping participant numbers in the room limited, due to the technical setup and to allow for comfortable spacing. If you want to join the sessions in The Studio at Newlyn, please let Bettina know in advance: [email protected]

A paper version of each workshop will be available to those who would prefer it that way.

FREE, all welcome. See Read More below for FAQs


Tea, Cake & Art has been an amazing success since its launch in April 2019, with more than 30 older people regularly attending, making friends and socialising, as well as discovering, and rediscovering, creative skills and a confidence they didn’t know they had.

Please become a Supporter, or make a donation to help us continue with Tea, Cake & Art. All Supporter subscriptions and donations, large or small, will ensure that we can keep offering our audience and our community art that can inspire and drive change.

Thank you for your support.

When and where does it happen?

Tuesday afternoons – in The Studio, Newlyn Art Gallery, and on Zoom.

If you attend the sessions, you agree to being broadcast to participants at home and in the room.

Who will be leading the sessions?

The sessions will be informally led by Bettina Wenzel, who is one of the gallery’s Programme Producers. Bettina will sometimes invite artists or makers to visit the group to talk about their work and lead some activities.

Do I have to pay, book or bring anything?

This group is free to join and all materials will be provided for in gallery sessions. Our online sessions and hand-outs are tailored for you to use materials you might have at home, such as pens, papers, coloured pencils or felt tip pens, inks or paints and brushes. You can use whatever you have.

If you want to join the sessions via Zoom or would like to receive the hand-out per email to do the workshops in your own time, please provide Bettina with your email address. If you do not have internet and can’t join in person, and would like a paper copy of the hand-out instead, please provide your postal address and phone number.

Tea, Cake & Art is an ongoing project without a set end date so you can join at any time (we only break for holidays).

You may be asked to complete a feedback form every three or four months. This helps us show our funders what the project does for its participants and ensures the continuity of Tea, Cake & Art.

Do I have to come every week?

You don’t have to take part every week, but it would be great if you did! The more often you come the more you will get out of it.

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