C&C arts, fitness and events
Bringing free culture, fitness and activities to residents for over 30 years!
With our dedicated arts, fitness and cultural activities you can try something new or rediscover a lost creative outlet.
Our free activities are open to all sheltered housing scheme and care home residents. In our care homes, activities are typically funded by care home fees. In housing, we rely on partnerships, volunteers, donations and our surplus to support our regular programme. In spite of COVID - or perhaps because of it - we are working very hard to deliver virtual activities and some in-person classes (for a limited number of residents) so that residents can continue to keep active!
We offer our residents regular free art classes including painting, sewing, knitting and art therapy as well as different seasonal arts workshops. Creative writing and poetry classes are also popular.
There are resident choirs, along with regular music therapy and professional musician performances in our care homes. Many of our teachers have been with us for over a decade and are very much part of our communities.
With our long-term specialism in the arts, C&C has itself attracted many retired art professionals including actors, musicians, directors, artists and art teachers. You may be amazed at the talent on your corridor!
A number of our housing schemes and care homes have libraries and pianos in public areas.
There are opportunities throughout the year to benefit from our partnerships with top arts and sports associations. We partner with organisations such as The Old Vic Theatre, the Royal Albert Hall, Lord's Cricket Ground and Birmingham Royal Ballet.
These include free/discounted theatre tickets, outings and opportunities to take part in special performances and workshops both in and outside our homes. Keep an eye on the activity calendar for the next partnership project.
…..is a fun word at C&C! We like to ‘keep moving’, sometimes without even realising.
Embracing ‘active’ is an important part of C&C’s Fit Future Strategy. So we make sure both Housing and Care home residents enjoy lots of free opportunities to keep mobile. We have dance classes, Zumba, strength & fitness sessions, walking and gardening clubs, as well as lots of varied chair-based movement classes for those that want something a little gentler.
We also organise seasonal outings because walking along the beach with an ice cream or around the Christmas decorations at a garden centre still counts as ‘moving’ to us!
And there is more fun outside of your building!
The highlight of our Arts & Events are the many regular activities organised by our resident volunteers within their schemes. We like to call them ‘Local Heroes’.
You can visit coffee shops or take part in gardening, quiz nights, bingo and teatime socials, all organised and run by your fellow tenants. The volunteers programme supports residents that would like to start up their own community activities.
Contact our talented Arts & Events team
We are always looking to work with new individuals and organisations: