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

  • Photo: Steve Tanner

  • Photo: Steve Tanner

  • Tea, Cake & Art via Zoom

  • Tea, Cake & Art via Zoom

  • Tea,Cake & Art by Zoom

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Our 2020 Christmas Campaign

Please keep Tea, Cake & Art connecting in 2021

Our Tuesday afternoons with Tea, Cake & Art have been a bright spot in the gallery programme throughout this uncertain year.

Tea, Cake & Art has been running since April 2019 with the support of our visitors and donors, as well as the funders below. We have been able to offer sociable creativity to older people living alone, and we know from our Tea, Cake & Art-ers that it makes them feel happier and brings health and wellbeing benefits. We are very aware that the current coronavirus crisis is having a profound impact on already-isolated people.

I’ve really appreciated these sessions because I did miss the people I used to meet, you know, and I still do and this is at least keeping me in touch a bit.’

We are working hard to keep the all-important connection going within the group, and we are running Tea, Cake & Art via Zoom (with technical support for those new to the digital world) and as a postal version for those who prefer to stay analogue.

If you, or someone you know, would like to take part, please email Bettina Wenzel who will let you know how to join and what you will need.

I would like to have projects sent by post, and I would like to try them online. Your ideas on keeping Tea, Cake & Art going like this is brill!

Keeping connections alive amongst more isolated sections of our community has been a priority during both lockdowns, and will continue to be as we embark upon 2021.

That is why keeping Tea, Cake & Art going into next year is our Christmas Campaign. We would like your help to raise £5,000 this year towards keeping these important connections via zoom and post, and planning to get back to meeting once again in the gallery.

Please consider donating £10, £60 (or more), and in return, we will offer rewards including your own Tea & Cake in the gallery, a bag of art goodies, a personalised zoom Art Workshop or even your own portrait made by a Tea, Cake & Art-er. These can also be wrapped for you to send as a gift.

Funds raised will be generously matched by Creative Cornwall Calling (Cornwall Council), and the Cornwall Social Inclusion Fund, making your donation work harder.


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