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MAIA perform for Art on Your Doorstep

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MAIA THE BAND 🎹🎺🎸🎡 🎢 Art on Your Doorstep Performances 🎢

"Absolutely wonderful. Good exercise! Good company. Lots of laughs."
In May and June, MAIA performed at a variety of care homes and community centres as part of the Rural Arts "Art on Your Doorstep"; a project that promotes Over 75's to participate in a range of creative activities.
Maia kicked off their tour with us, with their first performance at Sowerby House. Right from the beginning the band interacted brilliantly with the residents, promoting a wonderfully positive atmosphere.We got some great feedback from both residents and staff at Sowerby House:
"Great interaction and participation. Every one of my residents were awake and involved. Alice said she hopes for Maia to come again. She very much enjoyed it and she is normally very reserved." (Staff member)
"Raised my mood and gave me a boost. I loved singing along and the songs meanings uplifted me" (Resident)
Maia also perfo…

My Work Experience at Rural Arts.

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Experiencing Work at Rural Arts
A couple of weeks ago (23rd to 25th May) we had the lovely Emma join us at Rural Arts for work experience. We asked her to write a little bit about herself and what she got up to during her time at The Courthouse:



πŸ‘€ Emma's week at Rural Arts, at a glance πŸ‘€

Helping Charlotte and Ellie in the Cafe on Wednesday morning and then  making a ceramic head with the Action Towards Inclusion group on Wednesday afternoon.

Helping at the Over 75's Art Cafe on Thursday; making ceramic fishes

Helping out in the offices with ON Tour and Create Tour team on Friday afternoon.