Creative Community Libraries
The Creative Community Libraries Facebook group was established during the first pandemic lockdown, to engage our volunteers and friends of the volunteer led libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan; on-line in the world of art with creativity as a means of taking our minds off the situation we found ourselves in and unlocking our individual creativity in the process. The group was founded by Phil Gauci (Peripatetic Library Support) and Janet Blackman (Library Volunteer and Artist)
As a group our aim is to encourage creativity for all ages and abilities by providing monthly artistic themes, along with some seasonal challenges, but most of all to encourage everyone to share their work and ideas with us, in a non-judgemental and nurturing environment to start up conversations and interactions. In response we provide support and encouragement with hints, tips, interesting arty information, local creative events and opportunities.
We feel that creativity should be an escape from the challenges of the world – a place we can feel safe in, our happy place, a place to have fun, explore, to play and connect with others across the Vale of Glamorgan. We aim to create an environment that is kind and not challenging, but, nurturing and empathetic, a place to retreat to for inspiration and friendship.
The gradual lifting of Covid restrictions means we are now bringing the club in to the real world and in to each of the Vale Community Libraries and to that end are investigating and planning projects, events and further exhibitions of our members work.
To join in with us you can:
Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/268621264251239
Join us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/cclibraries/
Request to join our mailing list for updates on our activities and how to take part. Or come and speak to us at one of your Community Libraries.