Come Together

We are forming a creative community of people who are interested in working together using music, words, movement and theatre to make new connections across generations, share ideas and experiences and tell the stories of what is important to them.

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Join our Come Together creative community!

Come Together is a creative community of people from across Uttlesford who are interested in working together using music, words, movement and theatre to make new connections across generations, share ideas and experiences and tell the stories of what is important to them.

A new Come Together project begins this October and local residents are invited to join a team of professional writers, photographers, theatre-makers and musicians in order to help them bring out their hidden artist. Absolutely no previous experience is required to take part.

This year’s theme will take the starting point of “Unlocked”- reflecting both the post-pandemic period, and the idea of unlocking creativity across the community, and uncovering stories from community members and from Uttlesford’s history. The project will be guided by the group and will explore a range of art forms, in partnership with Saffron Walden Museum which will give the group access to hidden treasures from our local area.

Come Together is a Saffron Hall project supported by Uttlesford District Council

Apply for Come Together

Dates
Taster session: 17th September 2021
Weekly sessions:
8th, 15th 22nd October 2021
12th, 19th, 26th November 2021

Times

7-9pm

Where

The taster sessions and weekly sessions will take place at the Friends Meeting House, High St. Saffron Walden.

Cost

Free of charge to all participants. Saffron Hall is a registered charity – all donations welcome.

Who

Anyone who lives in Uttlesford aged 14+

What next?

If you or someone you know is interested in attending the group, register your details via the online application link below or call Katie on 01799 588545 and leave a message, she will get back to you ASAP.

We hope to accommodate everyone who applies however project sessions are subject to capacity limits. In the event we are unable to accommodate anyone we will ensure you are the first to hear when our applications open for the next project.

If this sounds like your kind of thing we would love to hear from you. Email Katie on katie.mckinnon@saffronhall.com or fill in the online form below to apply.

More from Come Together

Come Together Creative Workshops

Come Together resources

Coming soon!

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Previous Come Together projects

Tune In

Tune In Film

This short film explores creations from members of the Come Together community on the theme of connection
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The Lost Letters

A community project designed to give the people of Saffron Walden the opportunity to work creatively together, guided by professional theatre makers, musicians and composers
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Participant Resources for Spring 2021

You need to be part of our Creative Community to access these resources

Participant feedback

“I felt valued and as if my voice was heard… and all the while I could feel the total support from the other participants and the creative team. It is something I will never forget (and am hoping will continue as the benefits have been immense – it has been like stealth therapy.)”

“I for one feel as if something deep inside me has been rekindled. Something I haven’t felt since I was a child. I still have something to offer and a voice to be heard”

“This project seems to have reached part of me that the others just haven’t managed to… that Heineken moment, which just shows my age. Something creative, exploratory, disciplined, but above all, something done in conjunction with likeminded people.”

“Something changed when I left Junior School. That feeling of freedom and that anything was possible and that confidence in myself seemed to be hidden away. For many years it has been looking for a voice and I think that it just might have found one.”

“I had not been involved in any dance, music or drama since school and even then these were not my main interests… However, I am so glad that I got involved! The project has given me the opportunity to meet new people, try out new things and experience a really supportive collaborative atmosphere”