Read the Research Story Lab – Dr Jonathan Barnes

Over the past three years we were privileged to receive funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation  for five Haringey schools to take part in our Story Lab programme. The programme had three strands a class based strand focusing on teacher development, a family strand and an intervention strand working with teaching assistants and special needs assistants … Read more

Fantastic For Families Awards Shortlisting

We are delighted to announce  that our Dancing Together programme for babies and toddlers has been shortlisted in 2023’s Fantastic for Families Awards as Best Family Arts Activity amongst 8 other fantastic projects around the UK. Whatever the outcome we are really delighted that this community programme has been recognised for the impact it makes … Read more

Communication Pod on Tour

We are delighted to have recieved Arts Council England Funding this year to tour our Communication Pod and Forgotten Stories programmes in Enfield and Haringey. It’s been great to have these projects out supporting children’s speech, language and communication through inspiring their curiosity and imaginations. We are working with lots of new partners in this … Read more

Family led projects

We are having such a brilliant time this year with our early years programmes including a recent programme funded by the Comic Relief Community fund Space to Create where families with babies and toddlers have the opportunity to explore light and sound environments. It is really great to work with multi-sensory materials and to have … Read more

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