We're working in partnership with Abri to deliver Take Part, an initiative to help people in South Somerset feel more connected with their communities.
Earlier this year, we sent out a survey to Abri residents to find out what activities they would like to take part in. One of the most popular answers was arts and crafts, so we've teamed up with Yeovil-based arts group, Creation Generation, to help people release their inner creativity this winter.
Home is where the Heart is is an arts and crafts initiative that provides a simple, easy to follow guide to help people design a small house. We know that getting creative can improve our wellbeing, and it's a great activity to do at home during the second national lockdown.
Anyone can take part in this project; they just need to find some creative materials and download the design guide, which can be found on Abri's website.
Once designed, we’re encouraging people to pop a battery powered tea light in their house creation and take a photo of it sitting in their window. Photos of the houses will also accompany designs in a window in Yeovil's Quedam Shopping area, so that they can be enjoyed by the whole community. Thanks to Yeovil Art Space who are sharing the location, as part of the Together We Are Stronger initiative.
Those who want their design to be featured in the window can email a photo of to email@example.com.
We'd love to see any designs too - please share on social media and tag @SparkSomerset.