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Lily Hammond at Joy at the Jobcentre and Christchurch Mansion

We love working with artist Lily Hammond! Her bright colours, strong lines and radical approach, paired with a gentle spirit and great attention to care and consideration for the project participants really make a perfect combination for children and family art workshops.

During half term, in February 2022, Ipswich Jobcentre Plus came alive with Joy at the Jobcentre. We were delighted that Colchester + Ipswich Museums invited Lily Hammond to join in the fun with other artists from organisations such as Dance East, Rock Paper Scissors, New Wolsey Theatre, Suffolk Libraries and Britten Pears Art.

Joy at the Jobcentre supported families who use their services and those who were identified as especially vulnerable by Suffolk County Council. Activities included museum object handling, arts and crafts activities, puppet shows, music workshops and storytelling, free books, as well as craft supplies to take home afterwards.

Joy at the Jobcentre has been shortlisted for the Audience Impact and Innovation ‘Fantastic for Families’ Award - Fantastic For Families Awards Shortlist 2022 - Family Arts results are coming in November 2022 !

Ipswich Museum has also booked Lily Hammond for children and family workshops at Christchurch Mansion, it’s lovely working with the museum and it’s a great addition to our community art programmes.

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