• Rose Wylie, History Painting at The Exchange, summer 2018. Photo: Steve Tanner.

  • Photo: Steve Tanner

  • Photo: Steve Tanner

  • Photo: Steve Tanner

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It has been such a pleasure to share Tuesday afternoons with our Tea, Cake & Art group this year. We knew, from our work in care homes and from talking to the experts, of the great benefits to health and wellbeing sociable creativity brings to those living alone, those with memory loss and to their carers, and our Tea, Cake & Art Group very much bears this out.

“It makes a difference coming out each week with the intention of being creative in some way and encouraged to do so. The tea and cake are very welcome, and it’s nice to be provided for.”
Linda

Tea, Cake & Art has been running since April 2019 with the support of our visitors and donors as well as funders, below. We have been able to offer painting and drawing, printmaking, textiles, ceramics and model making, and this prolific group have created their own exhibition at The Exchange this autumn.

We think that everyone, whatever their age or circumstance, is entitled to enjoy the arts and participate in cultural life, and we want to continue offering Tea, Cake & Art, this valuable creative and social activity, in the future.

That is why we are making it the focus of our Christmas Campaign again this year and ask for your support once more to provide another year of Tea, Cake & Art from April 2020. Please consider making a contribution in the donation boxes at both our venues, or donate online using the button below.

A donation of £10 pays for tea and cake for five people, £50 pays for ink and paper for three sessions, £100 pays for printed invitations to go out to sheltered housing throughout the district.

“I was in the bath at home when I remembered it was Tuesday afternoon, and Tea Cake & Art. I leapt out, water slopping everywhere, so that I wouldn’t miss the session.”
Robert

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Project funders: Pender Law Solicitors, BBC Radio Cornwall, Cornwall Community Foundation, People’s Postcode Lottery, the Santander Foundation and Councillor Jim McKenna’s Community Chest and many visitors and online donors.

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