A New Early Years Resource

Groundswell Arts had the opportunity to create and produce some fantastic new resources for early years teachers. Commissioned by A New Direction why not download the resource taster cards to develop some creative starting points for your EYFS group    

Sing Our Story this term

Our Sing Our Story programme continues in a hybrid way with parents and carers across four schools and two private nursery schools. Our partners have worked with us to prioritise reaching their parent communities through music, and we have relished the opportunity to share songs in person again. Thanks to Tiverton, George Spicer, Earlham, and North … Read more

Dancing Together Toddlers

We had very fun first sessions of our Dancing Together – Toddlers in Park Lane and Triangle Children’s Centres. Toddlers sessions will continue over the next 4 weeks. If you’re looking for an activity with your child, and you’re local to Park Lane or Triangle Children’s Centre, contact us. The spaces are limited but we’ll do our best … Read more

February projects and announcing important dates

February was quick but full of activities for Groundswell Arts team. We started Dancing Together Babies programme in Waltham Forest and Toddler’s programme in Haringey and completed our Mother and Baby dance programme in Haringey. Story Lab is currently in five partner Haringey schools.  We have launched a new project with The Minors Nursery School in West London along with Coombes Croft Library sessions in … Read more

Dancing Together in Waltham Forest

Dancing Together starts in Walthamstow and Leytonstone Toy Libraries very soon. With funding from Mayor of London and the Sport Unites programme we are running sessions for Mothers and Babies over 6 weeks, followed by our Toddlers programme starting in mid-April. These first 6 weeks will provide gentle movement to focus on postnatal recovery. The … Read more

Sing Our Story practice sharing with Loud and Clear project at Sage Gateshead

Last week we enjoyed a musicians practice sharing session with the team from the Loud and Clear project at Sage Gateshead, a project which supports the musical, personal, emotional and communication development of early years looked after, adopted children and their families. Our Sing Our Story programme is in 6 schools and EY settings this term- We’re welcoming new … Read more

Dancing Together has started!

We have had a very lovely first three weeks of our Dancing Together Mother&Baby sessions. Our participants have expressed that the sessions supported them to feel “lighter”, “relaxed” and “calm”. Our programme focuses on improving mothers’ wellbeing, working on the links between physical activity and positive mental health. Each session, dance artist Mafe Toledo concentrates on a … Read more

Story Lab at Coombes Croft Library

Whilst the days are darker and colder, we have been keeping our spirits up with some fantastic projects in the community. We have started an 8 week Story Lab project, funded by Peabody and London Community Foundation. We welcome families to get in touch and join this exciting opportunity to make films together. You will have the opportunity … Read more

Black History Month Celebration with Family Jam

We had a brilliant time working in partnership with Enfield Music Service to hold our first in-person Family Jam in Enfield, funded by Youth Music. We celebrated Black History Month with some African Drumming, Storytelling and songs with Lucky from Inspire Works, Carnival Mask Making with Witty Ditty Designs. The event took place at the brilliant Pop-up store, Culture … Read more

Our London Community Story

We have been lucky enough to be funded by the London Mayor / GLA and Groundwork to share some of the collections of work and responses from children and families to work we did in our local community entitled We Are Here and We Are Still Here during the 2020 lockdown. As part of this … Read more