"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."
I am really chuffed to announce that FAMALAM has received Open Access funding from Creative Black Country for a series of family events in Bearwood & Smethwick in 2017 that explores Art for Social Good.
CBC is a three year campaign which aims to make the most of creative talent in the Black Country and is part of the national Arts Council England Creative People and Places scheme, which encourages more people to experience the arts.
With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham, F A M A L A M is planning a series of alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children and their adults in Bearwood and Smethwick through the Spring & Summer months of 2017.
F A M A L A M stages engaging events spanning art, creativity and social good for children and parents navigating parenting and play in the 21st century. F A M A L A M: ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD will explore the environment with EcoTots - growing veg with toddlers and the Northfield Eco Centre, strive to better understand empathy through writing letters to strangers with Jodi Ann Bickley and recycle our rubbish & scrap into a cool DIY Drive in Cinema with Flatpack Film Festival. We're especially excited about our 'Creative Tech for Good' sessions in late Spring, where 7-11 year olds will get hands-on with creative technology to build, design and programme interventions for social good - How about a rubbish bin that tells jokes to you every time you deposit your rubbish?
Our first event is the DIY Drive In Cinema on Sunday 15th January at Thimblemill Library, Bearwood from 10am-12noon. All the details can be found here at the Facbook page.
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