From the Community Catalysts webpage: ‘ Community Catalysts’ Micro-market Development Programme in Barking and Dagenham. Earlier in the year Green Shoes successfully applied for an Innovation Grant from Barking and Dagenham Council to run a short term project offering dance classes for people over the age of 50. The sessions offer dance movements alongside opportunities for people to socialise and have fun. Many people have made ongoing friendships and one attendee said “I am surprised with what I was able to do”‘.
We know that being involved with the arts as a participant or as a viewer can have a profound effect on people's lives; whether it is running a film project for young people at risk of exclusion or giving adults with learning difficulties the chance to create stories and perform in front of an audience, we know that life is made more enjoyable and rewarding when we spend time doing something creative with a group of friends, old and new.If you believe the arts are as important as we do, please consider making a small donation. We appreciate your continued support!