Creative call out: Women, lockdown & the future

WomenCentre is dedicated to women centred working. We believe it is important to amplify women’s voices through creativity and facilitate sharing learning during Covid-19 times (and beyond).

To achieve this we are encouraging all women on CO (participants, mentors, befrienders, volunteers and staff) to be creative through art to show how we have been coping in the pandemic and lockdown, and what we hope for the future.

Creative activities can help to reduce stress and worries. You can be creative on your own to relax or you can spend time being creative with others in your household. Getting pencils out, writing or drawing can help our minds rest.

Art can be anything: poetry, writing, photos, drawing and more. Look out of your window, watch the sunshine & shadow on the walls, get inspired by everyday things.

To take part: maybe you already have what you need (e.g. pens, paper). If you need resources, WomenCentre can support women to participate.

Share your art

WomenCentre would like to show women’s CO creative work to others through an exhibition to be held in 2021- so please think about sharing your artwork with us, or just enjoy being creative on your own.

If you are willing to share your art with others, please send your creation (e.g. poem or photo of the art) to your keyworker or another person who supports you or to Veronika directly: veronika.susedkova@womencentre.org.uk; 07395604400 (work mobile).

Questions & support

See & download the leaflet on the right for more information. See below for practical inspirational sheets. 

CO participants: please speak to a keyworker or another person who supports you.

CO staff and volunteers: please get in touch with Veronika at WomenCentre for more support or information (contact details below).

download the leaflet

WomenCentre regularly shares ‘get inspired art sheets’ to support your ideas and activities – you can see all the resources here.

There are and will be specific themes for each couple of months and new sheets are added (below)

  • June and July started with photos & August and September explores pictures – drawing, painting, doodling
  • October and November will look at poetry
  • December and January will see us create paper craft – from origami to snowflakes
download photos creative sheet

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.