At the start of lockdown, the Day-Light Group sprang into action and applied for Re-Ignition funding. Artistic Director Clare Summerson tells us more.
In an attempt to stay busy and connected with the community the Day-Light Group responded to the rainbow art that was popular at the start of lockdown. We began a series of free ‘take and make’ Lockdown Crafts starting with a tissue paper rainbow flower ring.
The project, as a result of its popularity, restarted after a short break,
continuing to supply packs designed to appeal to a range of ages and abilities and help the community stay creative and connected.
The project was supported by local volunteers who have helped with delivery and socially distanced packing which averaged 60 packs a week during the height of lockdown.
We worked in collaboration with a variety of village organisations including Mills Trust housing charity, Gypsy Traveller Community, St Day and Carharrack Climate Action Group and St Day Launderette to ensure we are able to reach out to a wide range of residents of St Day and the surrounding area.
Comments from a selection of our participants
“We are so blessed to have you and other creative people in this village.”
“Enjoyed making my owl”
“We had so much fun making and flying our kites”
The Day-Light Group is an artist led community organisation that is based in the heritage rich, historic mining village of St Day. Creativity, community and heritage are at the heart of all the work we create.
The Group is led by resident artist Clare Summerson who, along with local artist Kim Pilgrim, set up Day-Light in 2010 as a result of a year long Feast funded project.
This Lockdown Craft Pack project was funded through the FEAST/ Cornwall Community Foundation Partnership pot