ReCreate Calm with SACCO

Fellowship Event

 -  | BST British Summer Time

Thomas Wall Hall, Sutton, SM1 2RG

  • People & place
  • Accessibility & inclusion
  • Communities
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Arts and society

This Autumn, RSA South East is partnering with our friends at SACCO to deliver a fun family-friendly informal community event on Saturday 8 October, featuring creative practitioners and craft workshops for all ages to take part

In recognition of Black History Month and this year’s focus on health and wellbeing, this first event will mark the launch of a series exploring this theme from a creative lens, by exploring and celebrating the therapeutic effects of creative expression on our mental health.

Beyond this launch event, SACCO are planning a further programme of activity over the coming months, and the series will culminate in Spring 2023, with an artists open house exhibition, showcasing black art and creative talent from across Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Surrey.

This event will be led by Grace Abamba, RSA Fellow and Trustee at Sutton African & Caribbean Cultural Organisation (SACCO).

This launch event is free to attend. Young people and children are welcome, and refreshments will be available on the day. Please note, we sometimes take photographs at our RSA Fellowship events for learning purposes, publicity and/or public viewing. By attending this event, you accept that you may appear in RSA videos or images as an attendee of this event.

Workshop details will be confirmed closer to the time.

If you’re interested in taking an active role in the launch, or one of the following events, get in touch via [email protected] and we can explore what opportunities are available!

For those interested in learning more about SACCO’s work, join us online on Friday 7 October where SACCO will feature as our South East Coffeehouse Conversation speaker.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

Taking part in RSA in-person events  

We've been looking forward to finally being able to meet together in person, but of course recognise it is important for us to stay cautious and make the environment safe for everyone.   

We aim to have assurances from all venues that they will have basic COVID-safety processes in place. 

We’re asking all attendees of events to be respectful of personal space, to be mindful of others’ preferences in regard to social distancing and to respect those that are wearing face coverings. 

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket so we can make sure we have an up-to-date list of those who plan on attending. This is for capacity purposes.   

We request that all attendees evaluate their own health and that of those they’re in close contact with. We encourage all attendees that are sick or showing symptoms of illness to stay home and to cancel your Eventbrite ticket if you are no longer able to join the event.   

Given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, please always check your latest national Government guidance in addition to following our baseline guidance enclosed here. If guidelines do change, the event may be cancelled at short notice. 

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected]