Arts In The Yard contacted us back in August for a seated dance fitness routine to be featured in the AITY United in Yardley newsletter. Of course we were happy to help and choregraphed a seated cha cha cha as the newsletter would be distributed in October, when Strictly Come Dancing retuenred to our TV screens.
Xpress-Yourself are able to deliver seated dance sessions for care homes on Zoom. You can also now subscribe to receive monthly 15 minute seated dance workouts. Find out more here.
Arts In The Yard is the Local Arts Forum for Yardley Constituency. We are passionate about our local neighbourhood. We use art and creativity, in their widest and broadest sense, to foster community development and cohesion.
Our recent projects include Women Of Yardley Unite! (WOYU+), a women’s empowerment programme. Creativity is used to develop skills, build confidence and form friendships through a series of free creative sessions led by professional artists.
We also aim to bring the community together through Hay Mills Art Trail, a public art project co-designed by residents and business in Tysley and Hay Mills Ward. Two pieces of public artworks have been created, including the 10 colourful planters on Coventry Road, Hay Mills, complete with blooms.
Part of our Covid response includes #FeedYard which will support foodbanks in Yardley over the next 6 months. Local residents donate non-perishable food items at South Yardley Library which we then redistribute to local foodbanks.
We also produce a virtual arts cafe, a magazine show that airs on the last Friday of each month. The show features interviews, music and crafts, all filmed locally. Watch our next show live or on catch-up via Facebook and YouTube. We hope it inspires you to get creative and get involved in activities at home and in your neighbourhood.
You can get involved in our work by volunteering to deliver newsletters, joining one of our art and community initiatives or donating non-perishable food for local foodbanks. You can find out more:
Phone: 0121 339 5029