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

Pop Up Green Screen at Green Man

The Groundswell Arts Team had a brilliant time this Summer working at The Green Man Festival running their Pop Up Green Screen Project linked to the theme of dinosaurs Children and families had the opportunity to make and film their dino cup puppets and then film themselves being chased Jurassic Park eat your heart out … Read more

We Are Here in Lockdown 2

We are currently delivering a new series of events and programmes to support families and responding to their needs in the pandemic following on from work we have developed since May. We were delighted to begin working with a group of 8 families in 1-1 sessions at Woodlands Park Children’s Centre last week. Children and … Read more

We Are Here (still)

We are really excited to announce that throughout the rest of June and July in order to provide some summer socially distanced fun and building on the success of May’s We Are Here socially distanced festival events we have put together a new programme to inspire some more creativity and culture to brighten up our … Read more

We Are Here Photo Trail Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to all of the young contributors who have sent photos taken by young people (and the odd parent) over the last month representing children’s experiences in lockdown, we will leave them up for the next week and will be looking to carry out some new events this month as lockdown continues. So watch this … Read more

Sing Our Story Online Launch

Sing Our Story – Connecting through Personalised songs Groundswell Arts are launching our Sing Our Story Project online. During this time of crisis and isolation Groundswell Arts are offering the opportunity to work with one of our professional musicians to create a song with you and for you and your family in your home. This … Read more

Invention Lab: Rube Goldberg Challenge

How to Take Part in our Rube Goldberg Challenge Recently we have been working on the development of a new project Invention Lab. Now we are all indoors it feels like the perfect time to share it with you. RUBE GOLDBERG was a Cartoonist famous for drawing complicated contraptions and machines to perform simple tasks … Read more