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       From September 2016, the SuppArt Group ran our year-long 'From Little Acorns' project, which was funded by The Big Lottery Fund with an 'Awards For All' grant. If you would like to know what we got up to, please click the 2016-17 link above to see photos and a brief write-up.

       We are an arts and crafts group, originally set up in the year 2000 with funding from Blackpool Borough Council through Sure Start. Since then the group has run on a weekly term-time basis, making contact with many families in Clifton Ward in Blackpool. From 2012 the group has been running independently, mainly relying on external funding.

       We meet at St. Monica's Church Hall, St. Monica's Way, Blackpool, FY4 4FA (just behind the Toby Carvery on Preston New Road). We're there most Friday mornings between 10am and 12pm - but we don't meet during school holidays. Not only do the sessions give people chance for some relaxing and therapeutic time for themselves, trying some arty-crafty activities for a couple of hours, but through socialising and chat the members can also give each other informal mutual support and advice. And the kettle's always hot, ready for a cuppa and a biscuit!

       New members are always welcome - come along and meet us (or e-mail us for further information). You don't need any special skills or abilities to join in, just a willingness to have a go. A community artist works with us and he will be able to guide you through various activities.

       Over the years the group members have tried many different arts and crafts activities - these have included glass painting, woodwork projects, soapstone carving, batik fabric painting, modroc modelling, copper wire sculpture, mosaic, finger weaving and plaster cast moulding. If you would like to get an idea of some of our activities, please click the links at the top of the page to see photographs of some of the artworks that group members have created over the years.