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Creative Ways Project Launches in Parkhead

Impact Arts, in partnership with Parkhead Housing Association, is delighted to announce that they are launching the Creative Ways project in Parkhead on the 5th of February 2013. Based on Craft Café, Impact Arts’ creative solution to reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older people, Creative Ways will offer people aged 50+ a safe, social and creative environment where they can learn new skills and renew social networks.

The service is completely free and participants are encouraged to take the lead on their own learning, supported by a professional artist. The workshops will provide a therapeutic approach to improved health and wellbeing and will allow those isolated by age to become active members of their communities once more.

Individuals from the local area are welcome to attend the sessions, and Wardens from Parkhead Housing Association will also be able to refer tenants to the workshop, which run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The ethos is on popping in, so participants are welcome to come along any time between 10am-4pm to try their hand at a range of fun and fulfilling arts and crafts activities.

Fiona Crawford, Impact Arts Regional Manager for Glasgow said:

“We are so excited to get these workshops up and running – the Creative Ways project is unique in the East of the city will be a real boost for older people in the area. Anyone aged over 50 in the Parkhead area is welcome to pop in, have a cup of tea and a biscuit, and unleash their creative talents in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.”


To join Creative Ways or refer someone please contact Adele Swinfen on 0141 475 3001 or

Creative Ways will take place at:

Parkhead Housing Association Ltd,

40 Helenvale Street,


G31 4TF

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am-4pm from 5th February 2013 until 12 June 2013.

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