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Cultivating Creative Communities

Canopy is a volunteer run not-for-profit community organisation in the Forest of Dean


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Celebrating Arts in the Forest of Dean

On May 7th, Canopy brought together performing and visual arts in the forest for a local celebration at the NEW arts venue at The Wesley, Cinderford. 
The event started with a parade through Cinderford town with people coming out of their homes to join in with the festivities,  pausing at the Triangle for some speeches, singing and dancing before settling at The Wesley where there were live performances of acting, singing and acrobatics with arts workshops running in the backroom for visitors throughout the day. 
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Creative Walks explained

Our fabulous Project Manager Sara Rickard will be leading this month’s Creative Walk and she’s keen to explain what it’s all about and encourage you to sign up to take part!

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Newent Festival Discussion

Canopy has been meeting with the Mayor of Newent to discuss the possibility of working towards a festival to celebrate creativity and to bring artists, arts organisations and the local communities in and around Newent for a day of joyful events and opportunities.

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Heart Shaped Place 

Last Saturday, 16th July  I had a great time at the Heart Shaped Place event organised at The Wesley in Cinderford to celebrate the involvement of communities across the Forest supporting Forest Mental Health.

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Canopy Creative Network

Showcasing the unique creativity of Forest people and places

providing accessible opportunities for creative engagement throughout the Forest

enhancing community connection and wellbeing through creativity

embedding the arts into society on every level

connecting artists, communities, businesses and governing organisations

representing, strengthening and unifying the Forest arts community

being socially, economically and environmentally responsible in all we do

showcasing the unique creativity of Forest people and places

providing accessible opportunities for creative engagement throughout the Forest

enhancing community connection and wellbeing through creativity

embedding the arts into society on every level

connecting artists, communities, businesses and governing organisations

representing, strengthening and unifying the Forest arts community

being socially, economically and environmentally responsible in all we do

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come to one of our networking events and say hello, find out when our next event is here

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we need your help! drop us an email or fill out our contact form to find out more

support

if you need support do get in touch to discuss how we might help. If you would like to support our activities you can make a donation below