Our very own Laura Wild is a contributor to this book, just out from Bloomsbury (click here for details from the publisher). Her essay registers Roaming in a constellation of ideas, movements and practices that recognize the radical potential of art.
We are grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund and Lottery players for continuing to fund Roaming and for providing an uplift grant for 6 months that has made it possible to accommodate all our regulars in a socially distanced manner over 2 days a week instead of the usual one. Thank you NLCF!
Since we are now using 2 rooms with 2 facilitators it has also made it possible for us to provide different weekly activities for those who wish to take part - this week was marbling. Thanks to Janet McEwan for organising and delivering these new processes.
Now that lockdown is at last gradually lifting, we're looking back on the past year with a sense of achievement and a committment to a future together. Even when we couldn't meet, Roamers stayed in touch by way of our post card project (details here) -- we've posted most the them here. We shared paintings and drawings and photographs from Toby, Suzi, Jon and Not Just Any Girl. Keep an eye out for a new video soon with more details.
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Laura Wild is Roaming's Lead Facilitator and one of its directors. "Click" about us to find out more about who we are and what we do, or read about...
Roaming's official goal is "to carry on creative activities that benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) people who find themselves in some way disadvantaged, excluded or vulnerable." Our values are really our common ground: confidentiality, integrity, fairness, respect for the values and culture of others, the withholding of judgement, inclusivity, flexibility, and equity in relationships. "