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Throughout January, February and March, City of Sanctuary will be offering a series of online creative sessions for people to come together.

Connect & Create is all about building connections with others and celebrating what is important about being part of a community of sanctuary.
The creative sessions include theatre, music and storytelling to explore the theme of connection:

  • How can we can continue to feel close to each other?
  • How can we harness the power of collective ideas?
  • How in these difficult times can we find ways to celebrate the human contact that is at the centre of us feeling open-hearted, empowered and alive?

These activities are for anyone who would like to take part, especially those who are seeking sanctuary. If you have children or family at home, they can join in too.  

See the sessions currently running below. More sessions will be added.  These include a few extra things in March, one to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Here is a taste of the programme last summer: 

Please sign up via the registration form below. On the form, please let us know if you need any support with data for accessing the internet. You will receive an email from the session host to confirm your place with a Zoom link for the sessions


2.30pm to 4pm

(Starting 8th February)

Learn basic techniques for drawing as well as how to doodle and colour for mindfulness

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Doodle Fun for Everyone

Mayou Trikerioti your tutor says that there is no person that cannot draw. Doodling is fun as every child knows and no one can tell us what is good or bad art. So let’s free our minds and hands to create!. We will experiment with shapes and lines and play drawing games all together. No knowledge or experience is needed. Just bring a pencil, a pen and some paper and your creative minds. Later, we will send you a free pack of beautiful art materials..

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1pm to 3pm

Ever wanted to learn how to write a song?

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Sanctuary Songwriting

Citizen Songwriters will take you through the process of writing lyrics, creating melodies and crafting original songs. These sessions are open to all regardless of musical ability.

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(Starting February 9th)

Explore the magical world of moving pictures and cartoons

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Moving Pictures

Join artist and animator Sheryl Jenkins to explore the magical world of moving pictures and cartoons and have a go at making your own cartoons simply using your mobile phone and free apps. You don’t need to be expert in art or great at using technology - Sheryl will show how you can use any objects or simple artwork to make animations - including drawings, toys, models, collage, natural materials like leaves, shells, sand and stones, or even your coffee mug!

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3pm to 4pm

Wind down with this slow-paced, relaxing restorative class.

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Rest and Relax

Gentle and grounding yoga movement, blended with seated and lying postures invite the body and mind to release and rest deeply. Jen will guide you through soothing meditation to reduce mental agitation and find a sense of peace. Expect to feel rested and replenished.

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2pm to 4 pm

Get creative, boost your confidence and try something new with Displace Yourself Theatre.

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Shared Voices

Join Displaced Theatre for fun and
easy-going activities to learn about different ways of finding your inner voice and what you want to say.

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4pm to 5pm

A fun and safe meeting place on a Friday brought to you by the City of Sanctuary’s Sanctuary Ambassadors.

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Funday Friday

Expect quizzes, online games, creative activities and a chance to check in at the end of the week.

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