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ABOUT GRAPE ARTS

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We create accessible workshops and performances. We strive to creatively make connections between the past, present and future. Whilst doing this we will be building a network for Reminiscence practice, to support and gain a wider, stronger community. 

Grace Duggan and Poppy Stevens co-founded Grape Arts in the early months of 2018. 

They work closely as theatre-makers with a passion and drive to make arts accessible for all. Poppy is based in East Anglia and Grace is based in East London. 

 

Our mission is to bridge the gap between arts and age within local communities across East London and East Anglia. We aim to create accessible projects across generations to help tackle isolation and promote creativity and wellbeing.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Poppy Stevens

Co-Founder 

Lead Facilitator 

Poppy graduated from East 15 Acting School with a First Class BA Hons in Acting and Community Theatre. She is a Norwich based Actor, Poet and Facilitator.

Grace Duggan

Co-founder

Lead Facilitator 

Grace graduated from East 15 Acting School with a First Class BA Hons in Acting and Community Theatre. She is an East London based Director and Facilitator. 

'Grape Arts ran a successful intergenerational workshop during our Afternoon Social event as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2018. They designed a workshop based around our theme of local heritage, arts and dance. Poppy and Grace used materials on Norfolk to support connections between young students and our Age UK clients. The table was abuzz with atmosphere and conversation, and we have received positive feedback about the session. We hope to work with Grape Arts again in the future.'
 
Rachel Stevenson
Team Manager
Independence Matters
Harford Hill
Very person-centred.
Caring and friendly.
Connected well with people.
Very calm and patient.
Relaxed, warm and friendly.
Interesting structure – combining personal customer memories with reminiscence, art and craft.
Nice that there was something tangible to take home and keep the memory alive – had an end result in mind
'Was very nice to have you at Ivy Court.
The residents really enjoyed your session , was a very good interaction with them. Some residents are asking me when you are coming back , because they think they are benefiting from your session.'
Diana
Wellbeing coordinator
Ivy Court Nursing Home
Lots of 1:1 work.
Lovely that all the materials were provided.
Stella Sheldon
Community Outreach Officer
Age UK Norwich