About the Project
Vulnerable individuals will benefit from improved wellbeing, feeling less isolated and better-connected with the wider community. Disadvantaged groups will feel a sense of pride in being able to participate in a large-scale local event and the shared experience will promote social cohesion.
About the Charity
MGSO4 develops and delivers high quality creative arts events and activities to engage the whole community. Many of these are free and aimed at vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, who would not otherwise be able to attend activities and events at main festival venues, during the biannual MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts Festival. E.g. Between April - July 2017, we arranged for a sculptor to run clay workshops at 4 care homes, which provide residential care for elderly people and those with dementia. These were partnered with local primary schools, and children worked side by side with older people, modelling clay 'memories.' These intergenerational workshops were beneficial to both young and old. The finished pieces and photographs formed a free public exhibition in Epsom town centre.