SIGNIFICANT Seams, The Turning Tides Project, Devon Art Tuition, generously supported by members of Sustainable Crediton's Community Larder group are pleased to be co-presenting an exciting programme of summer activities and sharing of food over 13 dates in the school summer holidays for 11-16 year olds.

(The Turning Tides Project)

Significant Seams has secured funding from Devon County Council to enable young people entitled to Free School Meals to attend for free.

The programme is part of the Devon County Council Holiday Activity and Food Programme (#HAFDevon2024), supported by GWR, Hodemedod Foods, and Awards for All. (Additional support is welcome to ease real pressures on the costs of delivery. The core delivery budget has had no increases for the cost of inflation in two years.)

On each of the day of the programme, except August 30, activities will include outdoor cooking and food preparation, art-making with artists and Bronze Arts Award candidates who are sharing a skill, music and song making, outdoor exploring/discovery activities.

Activities will include flower pounding, rock painting, paper and mask making, puppet making, fabric decorating, Making the articulated wings of a giant dragon sculpture for an outdoor Amphitheatre, and 3-d decorated letters.

Participants will meet at the Turning Tides Tea Rooms at Crediton Train Station and walk to Four for All, the Turning Tides Woodland Community Garden overlooking the train lines accessed from Four Mills Lane.

It all sounds a bit mysterious doesn't it? But dragons and adventures in the woods are meant to be!

It will be amazing fun and all young people are invited along.  Details of our events day-by-day and booking arrangements are detailed here: .

On August 30 there will be a group trip via GWR to Exeter Northcott's Barnfield theatre in Exeter.

GWR is providing free travel and confident travel training tips. Those who go along will then have pizza as part of the performance of Pizza Wars at Barnfield Theatre, and return to Crediton by train together.

Across the programme, once introduced, most activities will stay available to participants through the following days of the programme.  Booking is essential.

There are 15 FREE places available each day for 11-16 year olds entitled to free school meals. Additional spaces are chargeable on a not for profit basis (and individuals can donate to enable further free spaces at £35 each). Any surpluses will support future initiatives for youth, health and wellbeing.

The activity programme features:

Wednesday July 31, 12 noon-4pm: Making from Nature: Flower Pounding, Drop Spinning, Flower Crowns, Rock painting, Wild Weaving.

Thursday, August 1, Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 12 noon-4pm: Making masks from a clay form, making puppets

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16, 12 noon-4pm: Making dragon wings.

Friday, August 30: Group trip via GWR to Exeter Northcott's Barnfield theatre. Meet at Crediton Railway Station at 5.30pm, collection at Crediton train station at 9.45pm.

Volunteers interested in supporting the programme are welcome to get in touch. Sustainable Crediton Community Larder group and Significant Seams are co-ordinating this activity.

To express interest in becoming involved, email: [email protected] .